Artisans Center & Farmers’ Market opens in downtown New Castle
NEW CASTLE – Volunteers with the Craig County Artisans Center and Farmers’ Market reported a good number of visitors for the opening day of the shop on June 14.
The Artisans Center was started to showcase Craig County people’s art and crafts and local produce on Fridays, including teenager Sam Alley’s brown eggs and walking sticks.
Volunteer Holly Wadey officially unlocked the door at what used to be the old Mick-or-Mack grocery store years ago in downtown New Castle.
She and other volunteers said there were lots of positive comments from shoppers and visitors who said they plan on coming back again. Items on display include paintings, stained glass, handmade bows for gift wrapping, “repurposed” knitwear such as hats, gloves and handbags made from recycled sweaters; rag rugs, little girls’ pillowcase dresses, barn wood framed photos and note cards featuring Craig County scenery, and more.
On Fridays, locally grown produce is featured.
Currently, hours the Craig County Artisan Center and Farmers’ Market is open 11 a.m. -7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday.
For information, call the Artisan Center at 864-6008. It is located at 204 Main St. in New Castle.
Craig County is part of the Western Highlands Artisan Trail network coordinated through the Artisans Center of Virginia. The New Castle center is run with private money and donations.