Rifle raffle chances sold at market

By Jane Collins, Manager Maben Farmers’ Market

MABEN — The weather was near perfect for the Maben Farmers’ Market crowd Saturday.

Leola Mason of Noxapater Catering and Cake Decorating was surrounded by customers who came in a steady stream for her fried fruit pies and delicious cakes. Caramel meringue pies were also a favorite.

Kellie Seals of West Point brought a fresh batch of her fresh vegetables, which are actually grown organically. She greeted folks with beautiful arugula lettuce, late-summer squash and peppers.

Next to her was Vanessa Fulgham with a fresh bags of pork skins. Brian Eaddy was there with pints and quarts of his now-famous honey, and William Shaw brought his usual large supply of tender mustard greens and vine-ripened tomatoes.

The Maben Chamber of Commerce is selling chances on a Browning rifle to be raffled off at 10 a.m. at the Maben Market on Nov. 19 in time for deer season. It will be the last date that the Maben Farmers’ Market is open for 2012.

Chances on the rifle sell for $2 apiece or three chances for $5. Chances are available at the market on Saturdays, Dew’s Place in Maben, Joe’s Tire and Service in Maben or from any chamber member.

Beginning in October the market will push back its starting time to 80 a.m. because the sun is so late coming up. As the fall chill sets in our vendors and customers will appreciate the later start time.

Also, beginning in October the market will no longer change vendors to set up on the lot, but by the same token, the weekly cash drawings will stop. However, the products offered for sale will continue with fall produce and other products.

The winner of the $30 cash drawing was Jimmy McLemore of Eupora. He had made purchases from Shaw Farms.