The market was sparse yesterday. Several vendors opted to sleep in over fighting the wind to keep wares on the table. Hardcore marketers, Marcy and Dana and I mucked out anyway. Here are a few of the morning's encounters:
This is Alexandra. She's 9 years old, and selling her handmade floral pens and hair bands ($2 and $1), and putting the proceeds into savings, for her college fund. She's very sweet and amazingly articulate.
Farmstead Goat Cheese: I have to stop here every weekend.
These are dog treats. Enough to make your dog salivate, but...well...bleah.
Fish Peppers? I'll admit I took this photo because I thought someone was joking with us. But no. Read on.
It is known that the Fish pepper was an African-American heirloom that began as a mutation of a common Serrano pepper.... Fish peppers were raised almost exclusively in the black community and used in oyster and crab dishes, and especially when cooking terrapin. By the early 1900’s, fruits from this hot pepper had found their way into the markets of Baltimore and Philadelphia, where they were discovered by chefs and used as a secret ingredient to spike seafood dishes.Neat to learn something new. And speaking of learning, here's a shot that will mean something to only one or two that stop in here:
That's Mrs. Jones, our first-grade teacher. Is she still alive?!!! Yup, and that beehive hairdo is still going strong, god bless 'er.