It was a great day for a Farmers Market at the Devine VFW this past Saturday! The weather was good, and the array of fresh produce and freshly canned goods, and more, was plentiful, even on a cloudy winter day. My friend, Martha, and I filled our bags and were very happy with the wide variety of goods available.
The Mato Tomato Girls of Devine had a huge assortment of goods ranging from fresh vegetables like carrots, cauliflower, onions, lettuce, spinach, to homemade pickles, green beans and other vegetables canned in jars, and jellies, to freshly baked sweets, and hand crocheted and sewn items. The Smith Pastures of Devine had farm eggs, plus home processed chickens from their farm which were already frozen whole, leg quarters, and breasts ready to go in the freezer! Do-Re-Mi Lavender Farm of Moore brought their well-known lavender products of soaps, lotions, tea, towels, dried lavender, plus some fresh lavender plants to take home for your own garden! Divine Treats of Lytle brought their tasty treats also, which included jellies and jams, honey, baked sweets and bread, plus organic pea shoots, which are great in salads and omelets. There was a lot more, but this is all I can remember!
The ladies at the Valentine table had some pretty homemade valentine gifts to get an early start on getting something for your sweetheart, and the Girl Scouts were there with their always popular Girl Scout Cookies!
Just in case you are wondering what we came home with, this is what we purchased: lavender tea mix (which was delicious, by the way), soap, dilly green beans and tomatoes (also delicious!), spinach, carrots, sweet potatoes, tasty fresh pea shoots for salads, tomatillo salsa, cute tea towels, a few more things, and chicken that I plan to bake tonight!
The next Farmers Market will be held on the first Saturday of March (March 6th), at the VFW starting at 9:00am and they plan to have markets on the first Saturday of every month!! Thanks so much to the Devine VFW Post 3966 for sponsoring such a community supportive event!
Make plans to come and see for yourself what kind of great products are produced in our area and available to you! Bring your shopping bags or get one there and come on out to the Farmers’ Market on March 6th!
By Nancy Saathoff