More produce expected at Farmers’ Market

By Jane Collins, Manager
Maben Farmers’ Market

Saturday was downright cold for most of the morning at the Maben Farmers’ Market until the sun came out and warmed things up quite a bit.
The rain had stopped and the customers started arriving even before the 7:30 start to purchase the fried pies that were mentioned in the headline last week.
When she arrived, Rubie Harris of Maben soon sold completely out of the apple and peach fried pies she brought. She promised to be back this week with a fresh supply. Come early to get the best selection. She also had pecan pie tarts and individual servings of pineapple upside down cake and pudding cake.

JANE COLLINS Kay and Jim Henry from Greg's Produce in Longview

JANE COLLINS
Kay and Jim Henry from Greg’s Produce in Longview

Jim and Kay Henry brought a generous amount of produce such as watermelons, sweet cantaloupes, tomatoes, Kentucky Wonder green beans, new potatoes, Vidalia onions and peaches. I bought a sack of those peaches the week before and promptly made a peach pie. Delicious!

TERRY HARPOLE Pat Harpole and Gladys Hendrix clean up the lot next to the Maben Post Office in preparation for Maben Farmers' Market, which opened May 17. The market is open from 7:30-10 a.m. every Saturday.

TERRY HARPOLE
Pat Harpole and Gladys Hendrix clean up the lot next to the Maben Post Office in preparation for Maben Farmers’ Market, which opened May 17. The market is open from 7:30-10 a.m. every Saturday.

We expect to have other farmers this week so there should be even more varieties of produce, maybe even some sweet corn.
Myrna Crittenden from Eupora was there with freshly baked cakes and brownies, all of which sold. She also brought pints of honey and sorghum molasses, and a variety of jellies, jams and relishes. There were special jars of pickled onions, and also a good supply of colloidal silver. This product is handy to purify water when there have been water pipe problems.
If you are interested in being a vendor the price is $5 for a space to set up. We are open from 7:30 to 10 a.m. every Saturday on the lot near the post office in Maben. We welcome vendors with fresh produce, home baked and canned goods, handmade crafts and even flea market or yard sale items.