Tired of the Black Friday commercials? Turn off the TV and support local businesses at the Eno River Farmers Market's first annual Small Business Saturday art showcase on Saturday, Nov. 30.
For the first time, the Eno River Farmers Market in downtown Hillsborough will be open the Saturday after Thanksgiving to celebrate local artists and farmers — which means this year, the market can say they are open every single Saturday, year-round.
Corly Jones, the manager for the farmers market, said there will be more than 40 new artists bringing everything from woodworking and jewelry to pottery and bakery items.
“Some of our farmers are coming and only bringing their handmade craft,” Jones said. “So instead of their tables being piled up with kale and fresh wintergreens, they’re going to have dried their flowers from the summer harvest and have made wreaths.”
Jones said visiting the art showcase will be a great way to support the community, because it acts as a way to find unique gifts while also giving back to artists and farmers, especially right after Black Friday.