Variety of vendors at Farmers’ Market

By Jane Collins, Manager Maben Farmers’ Market

MABEN — Saturday morning at the Maben Farmers’ Market customers were greeted by several of the regular vendors and were treated to a pretty new face, Kaitlin Walls of Maben, who was selling her delightfully attractive “redneck wine glasses.”

She dressed them up by placing colorful bath salts in the stem before attaching the fruit jar to form the drinking glass. Customers were delighted to purchase whole sets of them for a special dinner table setting.

William Shaw from Columbus brought several bushels of shelled peas and butterbeans from special orders he had received during the week. The correct phone number to use when ordering his shelled peas and beans is 552-5964. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by last week’s article. Shaw also brought tomatoes, corn, peaches, pears, onions and green string beans.

Vanessa Fulgham of Mathiston was back with the pork skins her family is becoming famous for. Leola Mason was there from Noxapater with so many orders for fried fruit pies, fresh apple cakes and other goodies that her van was loaded down with goodies, but she was delighted with all her new customers. She also pleased the early-morning shoppers by offering hot sausage biscuits.

Back again last week was Greg’s Produce Barn from Starkville with a variety of watermelons, cantaloupes, corn, tomatoes, yellow squash, onions and more. They missed the week before because of the gully- washer that was falling on Starkville at the time they should have been loading the truck for the trip to Maben.

Finally, Jarrod Thinnes and his daughter Carol brought a truckload of beautiful tomatoes from Eupora. The vine-ripened Better Boys and heirloom tomatoes were spectacular; and they were all just a $1 a pound!

Kyler Kent of Mathiston won the $30 drawing this week. For more information about becoming a vendor or contact information for making special orders from one of our vendors call 263-8458. The market is open from 7 to 10 a.m. every Saturday on the lot next door to the Maben Post Office. Our volunteers and vendors look forward to serving you in our shady, friendly market.