By Jane Collins, Manager
Maben Farmers’ Market
Three vendors from Mathiston were at the Maben Farmers’ Market on Saturday.
Vicky Vaughn had baked
fresh loaves of banana nut, blueberry and zucchini bread, along with two sheet cakes. Her friend Fairy Love came along for the adventure. They seemed to have a good time visiting with customers and other vendors.
Henry Flora of Mathiston returned with two grandsons to sell his beautiful homegrown watermelons. Carter, 10, and Campbell, 6, worked really hard all morning selling the two types of watermelons and carrying them to customers’ cars. Henry brought some large yellow-meat melons and then lots of striped red-meat melons. The smaller ones in the trailer were selling for two for $5 and the larger melons in the truck bed were going for $5 or $6 each, depending on the type and size. You can’t beat the price!
Vanessa Fulgham of Vanessa’s Sweet Treats in Mathiston was back with homebaked cakes. Formerly she had brought fried pork skins, but she is starting to promote a different business. Her caramel cakes are delicious, which proves that her cooking school lessons are really paying off. We can’t wait to see what other products she may have for sale in the future.
John O’Kelly of Ackerman was back with multiple bags of shelled purple hull peas, and an assortment of tomatoes, eggplant and other produce from his O.C. Choctaw Farm. We appreciate the homegrown vegetables he brings. The market encourages anyone who has a surplus of homegrown produce to bring it to the Maben Market for sale.
Rubie Harris of Maben specializes in fried pies, and she sent her sister Mary to sell for her. She features peach, apple, sweet potato and cherry fried pies, and has regular customers who call ahead with their orders. Call her at 263-6468.
She also had a wide variety of jams and jellies: watermelon, apple, strawberry, blackberry and blueberry. Mary also brought some tote bags, an assortment of glassware, jewelry, Tupperware and some clothes to sell in the flea market category.
Myrna Crittenden of Eupora was also there with gorgeous-looking layer cakes. She brought an Ultimate Peanut-Butter and Jelly Torte that was beautiful, and a bright Sunny Lemon Cake fit for a queen. In addition she brought pecan pie bars, “amoretto” brownies and two large banana bread loaves.
Her canned goods included salsa, hot corn relish, hot pepper and onion relish, dilly green beans, apple relish, old time cabbage and onion relish, pickled Vidalia onion slices and a variety of sweet spreads: grape, apple, yellow plum, peach, strawberry, cherry and apple jelly.
My favorite is her homemade apple butter that I love to enjoy on hot biscuits and/or toast. Myrna also featured colloidal silver, which is good for many things that might ail you. Call her at 258-3263 to make a special order.
The Maben Farmers’ Market is open every Saturday on the lot next to the post office. Our vendors are ready to sell from 7:30 until 10 a.m. If you are interested in being a vendor the cost is $5 to set up on a 10-by-10-foot space. We have lots of shade under the trees, or you may prefer to bring a tent. Don’t forget a table, chair and sign with your prices posted. For more information call 263-8458.