By Jane Collins, Manager Maben Farmers’ Market
MABEN — Seven vendors were at the Maben Farmers’ Market on Saturday. The weather was cool, but the atmosphere was warm and friendly.
The Maben Chamber of Commerce continued to sell chances on the Remington automatic shotgun to raise funds for scholarships and other civic projects. The local high school football team set up to raise funds to provide advanced training and equipment for the team.
There were beautiful fresh fruits and vegetables from William Shaw. Prospect Produce Farm near Houston sold huge blackberries and sweet peaches. Ted Wright drove up with fresh-picked corn from his local garden. Jeannette Buckner was back with her handcrafted and fired pottery.
Leola Mason almost sold out of her now-famous cakes and fried pies, and Vanessa Fulgham did sell out of her now-famous Fulgham Pork Skins. Dolly Hollingsworth was back with her wares, and Mildred Miller offered a wide variety of gently used hats, clothes, shoes and purses.
We welcome new vendors each week. They are required to fill out a registration form and pay a $5 fee to set up. The money from the fees is used to fund the cash giveaway in a drawing at the end of each market.
The $30 winner was Elaine Wheat of Poplarville, who was visiting in Tomnolen for a family reunion.
The market operates on Saturday mornings from 7-10 on the lot next to the post office in Maben. Call 263-43876 or 263-8458 for more information.