Friday, July 22, 2011
Saturday Farmers Market in Statesboro, Ga
isn't the lady with the laundry basket on wheels adorable. She is a local and comes to the market often so she put the basket together to make it easier to get everything she wanted. She had a watermelon in the bottom and was on her way to filling the rest of it with fresh goodies. If you are anywhere near Statesboro and haven't checked out your local farmers market you are missing out on a true gem.. I was in awe and wish I lived close enough to go every Saturday morning. Everyone is super friendly, they have live entertainment, BBQ grills pouring out the most wonderful smells and lots of great fruits and veggies to sample.
There is several Organic farmers there like Walkers Organic Farms which have the sweetest Canary melons I have ever tasted and the coolest looking carrots.
A booth about saving heirloom seeds and gardening
and then my favorite booth of all was Miss Jill of Petal Pusher Farms from Vidalia, Georgia not only was her Zinnia's some of the prettiest I had ever seen she was such a sweetheart telling me all about her planting 3 acres of zinnia's.... Can you image how beautiful it would be to see 3 acres of zinnia's every day... I hate that I waited to take pictures of her booth it was so full when I first got to the market. It was glowing with every color imaginable. Within the hour that I was at the market she sold almost everything.. I had to have one of her really cute Tee shirts.
The Tee says ~ " Sharing a piece of God's beauty ... " Perfect
There is a whole lot more to this market ~ A Dairy farmer, local honey, a cattle farmer, organic eggs, handmade crafts a wonderful local baker who had an 8 ft table full of goodies one minute and the next it was wiped out .. I was so busy shopping that I didn't take many pictures. Go early and buy what you want when you see it or it will be gone .
Also Walker Organic Farms is at the Forsyth park farmers market in downtown Savannah on Saturday morning so if you can't make it to Statesboro head on downtown...
you have to try the Canary melon.
hugs from Savannah and happy weekend everyone, Cherry