By Jane Collins, Manager Maben Farmers’ Market
MABEN — Brian Eaddy is 14 and is learning the beekeeping business from his father, Trevan Eaddy, and his grandfather, Dr. Vanik Eaddy of Starkville, who came to the Maben Market last year.
Many of you may remember Dr. Eaddy’s delicious fresh honey and his famous “shofar” ram’s horn, which he often blew to open our market. Brian and his mother, Cherry, came to the market on Saturday and plan to continue to come as long as his football practice schedule allows. Brian will be in the ninth grade at Hebron Christian Academy this fall and will play on the football team.
Wayne Gentry of Starkville came to the market for the first time last week and brought some beautiful watermelons that tasted good, too. He took time away from his bride of 49 years to spend some of his anniversary with the folks in Maben at the market. DeLoy Crowley also came to the market to sell bags of fresh snap beans that he had just picked from his garden.
Last week Shaw Farms featured luscious fresh peaches and pears, beautiful red and green tomatoes, large white onions, cucumbers, yellow crook-necked squash, okra and green Cayenne peppers. His grandson Tucker was also there selling paracord bracelets and key chains.
Greg’s Produce Barn from Starkville came with plump honeydew melons, watermelons, cantaloupes, peaches, eggplant, yellow squash, tomatoes, Louisiana purple string beans, delicious sweet corn and sweet red peppers.
Kaitlin Walls of Maben was back with her handmade “redneck wine glasses,” which were a big hit with some visitors from the mountains in Arkansas! Leola Mason of Noxapater was here with a vanload of her baked goods, fried fruit pies and hot sausage biscuits, a favorite of the early-morning volunteers and customers.
Lauren Rhea of Mantee won the $30 prize at the 10 o’clock drawing. She said it was the first time she had come to the market and that she would definitely come back.
We hope you will also come on Saturday mornings from 7 to 10 on the lot next to the Maben Post Office. For more information on becoming a vendor or placing special orders with one of our vendors call 263-8458.