New vendor at Maben Farmer

By Jane Collins, Manager Maben Farmers’ Market

MABEN — A new vendor, Cherry Street Quilts operated by Kathy Davenport from Weir in Choctaw County, set up at the Maben Farmers’ Market on Saturday.

She brought handsome handmade quilted placemats, hot pads, crocheted string dishcloths, feedbag totes and pincushions. Her mother, Sue Faircloth, made two of the colorful quilts and some quilted placemats.

Kathy took orders for one of her specialty tee-shirt quilts, a unique personalized quilt made from old baby clothes and an apron. She plans to return this week with more beautifully crafted items.

Returning vendors were the Shaws with delicious red and green tomatoes, bell peppers, okra, squash and sweet potatoes; Danny and Cindy Akers with racks of barbecue ribs, pulled pork and smoked chicken quarters; Zach Nason with his mom, Tonya, and brother, Gabe, selling baby chicks and starter feed; Vanessa Fulgham, sitting in for her mother, Tabitha, selling pork rinds; Leola Mason with her famous cakes and fried pies; and Dolly Hollingsworth with a large collection of handmade jewelry, glass art, old books and a large assortment of flea market items in good condition.

Notice that two of these entrepreneurial vendors are local Webster County teenagers: Zach Nason and Vanessa Fulgham.

Miss Fulgham did the honors and drew the name of our jackpot winner, the Rev. Trey Harper of Eupora, who received a check for $30. For every $5 spent with a vendor shoppers are given a chance to win cash.

The Maben Market is open every Saturday through September from 7 til 10 am. Vendors must be registered and pay $5 for each 10’ x 10’ space before they can set up on our market lot next to the Post Office in Maben.

For more information call 263-8458 or 263-4387. Come shop in the shade and support our friends and neighbors.