The two double-sized anchor booths -- one at each end of the L-shaped structure -- have been rented by Frutcake, the East End bakery, and Fish Hawk Acres, a farm from Rock Cave in Upshur County.
Frutcake plans to set up tables and chairs, Savage said, while Fish Hawk will try to drum up interest in its community supported agriculture (CSA) and community supported kitchen programs. In the CSA, customers order produce in advance and pick it up at the market on Saturdays.
Artisans in the other eight booths include some familiar names, Savage said: painters Charly Hamilton and Ian Bode; Mark Wolfe, photos; and Capitol Clay Arts Co. Others are: Kelly Bryant, pastels; Sherry Walker, the Eco-Beader, who makes jewelry from recycled items; Wendy Clark of Wenweave, textiles; Sherri Rhodes of Appalachian Art Gallery, stained glass and photos; and Miranda Walker of Kountry Crow, candles and soaps.
Still more vendors have been accepted for later dates. In fact, the idea is to rotate folks in and out, so there'll be something new to see each week.
"If folks come back next Saturday, they'll find a completely different group, for the most part," Savage said.
Market hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays through the end of October. The market is expected to reopen in April.
A brief ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned at 11 a.m. Saturday, with music by Comparsa to follow at 11:15.
See more at the bazaar's Facebook page.
Reach Jim Balow at ba...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-5102.