During the summer, my mom has a booth for her bakery, Simply Sweets, at the Hitching Lot Farmers’ Market in Columbus, Mississippi. She sells cinnamon rolls, cheddar and chive biscuits, breads, cakes, fried pies, brownies, and lots of other baked goods there every Saturday.
Last Saturday, Jack and I went to the market with her and had a great time walking around and checking out all the vendors.
A lot of the produce is still not ready, but there were still some really neat vendors and products available. Here are some of my favorite items from the weekend:
This waffle from J. Broussard’s restaurant’s booth was so good. The chef made the waffles to order and topped them with this strawberry sauce made with fresh strawberries from a vendor at the market. It was what Saturday breakfast dreams are made of.
I also got this natural laundry detergent from Gnome Clean, which is local to Columbus. I got the lemongrass scent for Jeff’s and my clothes and the lavender scent for Jack’s clothes and our linens. I tried the lemongrass scent last night and it smells really good. It seemed to clean our clothes really well, and it just takes 1/2 tablespoon of the powder per load!
I got these fresh strawberries and muscadine jelly from Mayhew Tomato Farm.
This is strawberry, cucumber, and mint water and a carrot ginger shot (which was super spicy!) from Destined Strength.
I got this vanilla syrup for Jeff’s coffee from Three Sisters Pie Company.
I also got some green chile sauce and some black bean hummus for Jeff. I ended up with a pretty big haul, which is why Jeff is glad that I don’t go to the farmers’ market every week.
Jack also enjoyed some spoiling from Mamaw Gibson while we were there, too.
Do you have a local farmers’ market? What’s your favorite thing to buy there?