I arrived late to the first Fall Farmer’s Market of 2013, and many of the vendors were already sold out of their goods.
Kittrell’s grapefruit scented milk and honey soap had a crowd gathered around their table. The Fairhope business won the blue ribbon in the soap category for the past two years at the Alabama Beekeeper’s Meetings. At least, that was the buzz.
Their soaps come “with grits” and “no grits.” I think I must learn more
about this Southern staple turned beauty product.
Wildflower honey from the finest of Fairhope bees.
And of course, my favorite poundcake from Shannon Lewis at Shelton Beach Treats was almost sold out. I grabbed one of the last she had and am eating it right this very second with a scoop of ice cream.
Mmmm. If you were here, I would share.
A little bit.
Shannon also had a cute display of jars of freshly squeezed lemonade sitting in an icy water bucket. Even though it is early autumn, we remain in lemonade mode as opposed to craving hot cider.
Just give it time.
Glenda’s Krafty Kitchen made these beautiful jams and jellies. Every variety under the sun was a work of art that tasted as good as it looked.
Come check out the remaining Farmer’s Markets that will operate behind the Fairhope Public Library, every Thursday from 3pm-6pm from now until November 7th.
Next week I’ll arrive earlier and buy lettuce for my garden.
Support local businesses.
Eat local, healthy food.
Meet new friends.
Go home and eat pound cake.