Farmers’ Market

Sorry about the delay in posting anything new – just have to find a way to find some extra quiet time to get back into the swing of blogging.

Saturday, after a quick breakfast at Mickey D’s, we went to one of our many local Farmers’ Markets.  A few vendors were missing that had been at the first one we had gone to at this location but to our delight another vendor was selling their item to help out.  The nice vendor was also selling honey straight from their own hives. We found out that they only live down the road a bit from us and welcomed us to stop by any time we needed honey. (Of course they gave us their business card so that we could call first.)   They don’t pasteurize their honey so that is better for those of us seeking to stay on a healthier route.  They also had honeycomb chunks for chewing on and larger one for those that like their honey that way.  They also were selling bees’ wax candles – not the ones that are just rolled up from the wax – these had been melted down and were a wonderful golden yellow and were in shapes; apple, lighthouse, wolf, bee hive, etc.  They smelled like pure honey and were attracting bees. There was also some honey soap that I bought as it smelled so good – came home and tucked that right in with my p.j.s!!  Don’t know if you have ever seen honey – plain or flavored – inside clear plastic straws; they had those in several flavors so we got some of them as well.

Might be going to a different one this Saturday – though not sure as we have been invited to the oldest one’s new apartment to check it out.  She is finally settled in – her cousin is not – so she wants us to come see and if her cousin’s room isn’t finished she promised to shut the door.

Hope you get to go to a local farmers’ market before they gone till next year!!  (We do have one down by us that stays open all year long)

Another vendor was selling blueberry bushes so we got one of those and planted it in our yard.  Next year we should have some blueberries to enjoy – if the birds don’t get to them first!!

There were vendors selling other candles, fresh veggies (we got some of those), bakery baked goods (got some of those because our sweet tooths were begging) and there was a man selling fresh herbs, dried herbs and a few products that he makes from his herbs.  (I will be adding his blog to the side bar as soon as I can find his business card.)  He sold us a herb called savory and said that I could find recipes/suggested uses for it on his blog as he blogs about his various herbs on Saturdays and also includes recipes. (I really have to find his business card!!)

Hopefully we will be going to another Farmers’ Market on Saturday though I am not sure right now.  We have been invited to spend the day at the oldest one’s new apartment.  She moved into it last Saturday, while we were out to the market, along with her cousin.  We haven’t been to see it yet as she wanted it all set up first.  She has invited us to come out for a look and if her cousin’s room isn’t ready then she will close her door.

May you get to a Farmers’ Market near you before they shut down for the year – though one of the ones by us stays open all year around.