By Jane Collins, Manager Maben Farmers’ Market
MABEN — Even as the rain fell, rock and roll music kept things lively at the Maben Farmers’ Market on Saturday.
It was the day for the big Maben Chamber of Commerce drawing for a 12- guage Remington shotgun! The winner was James Rogers of Southaven, who had purchased many chances, and it paid off in a big way. He will receive a certificate to choose his shotgun or an equivalent prize from Gary’s Gun & Pawn in Columbus.
New vendors Dewayne Mosley and Annie Harris from Pheba brought homegrown watermelons. Also new last week was Kellie Seals of West Point, who brought Star-of-David okra, tomatoes, Anaheim peppers and green beans.
Aree’s Place in Starkville offered homegrown muscadines and scuppernongs, sweet potato pies, strawberry banana bread, and various jellies and relishes.
Vanessa Fulgham was there with her famous Fulgham Pork Rinds. Leola Mason of Noxapater arrived with a good supply of fried fruit pies, a wide variety of full-sized cakes and pies. Her regular customers lined up again to claim their special orders of goodies.
Finally, William Shaw was there with giant kershaw squash, decorative gourds for fall, beautiful eggplants, onions, pears, yellow squash, tomatoes, green beans, bagged shelled peas for special order, muscadines and scuppernongs. Tucker Shaw sat at the family table and sold woven paracord bracelets and key rings.
Pam Brown of Maben won the market drawing. She will receive a check from the Farmers’ Market for $30. She had shopped with Shaw Farms, Noxapater Catering and other vendors, so she had many chances in the pot to win.
For every $5 a customer spends with a vendor they receive a chance to win the cash drawing. These drawings will be made at the market through September.
For more information about the market or vendors call 263-8458 or 263-4387.