No wonder the market has been listed as one of the top 100 farmer's markets in the country!!
By 10 a.m. the crowd had begun to meander among the various booths.
At a bakery booth I bought some home made cruissants. Sorry, no pictures. We ate the evidence, warm and dripping with butter and honey!
The honey... Oh yes, I bought some Tupelo Honey. The gentleman said that the bees got the nectar from a Tupelo tree. Now, I know there is a Tupelo, Mississippi but a tree???? Hmmm. Not sure about that. I found out there is, indeed, a tupelo gum tree that grows in the swampy areas of the Southeast. Like the old folks always say, "Well, live and learn". This honey was produced... by the bees, of course... and by Smiley Apiaries of Wewahitchka, Florida. No, he did not tell me to say that. I promise.
I love the taste and so I am going back next Saturday and get me some more!!
Another booth that we visited had beautiful vegetables so I bought some squash and cucumbers. I chose the smaller pickling cucumbers over the regular ones. They taste better and last longer in the fridge.
and spring onions. These are bigger than I like but they were so healthy looking I just had to have some of them.
My last stop was at the Hardy Family Flower Booth. (They are from Sedley, Va.) I got flowers for my dining room table. Perfect ending to a perfect morning.
Have you visited a Farmer's Market lately? If you have the opportunity to go, I am sure you will find a bunch of goodies there! Besides, you are eating more healthy and supporting the local (and sometimes not so local as in the case of the Fl. honey) farmers.