Did you go to the market on Thursday? I did, and found some great deals and made another gardening friend!
The market was bustling with people there to celebrate the one year anniversary of the Pace Virtual Farmers Market.
Pensacola Permaculture was there, and of course their display of plants, flowers, and beautiful yard eggs got my attention, but what drew me in was these tiny tomatoes.
Matt’s Wild Cherry tomato!!! Of course I had to try one, and they are delicious! They are classic tomato flavor in a cute little package. I am going to try to plant some seeds from them for my garden. According to Michelle, they do really well here in North Florida. I had so much fun talking with her about gardening.
It’s not often that I find someone enthusiastic about gardening like me; many of my friends get this glazed over look in their eyes when I bring up the dreaded squash vine borers, pet chickens, cover crops… and that’s one of the reasons why I started this blog-I needed an outlet!
The topic of the pickleworm came up, and Michelle shared that when she removed the faded blossoms from her pollinated cucumbers, she didn’t get the pickleworms! Great tip!
Look at these gorgeous chanterelle mushrooms. I’ve gotta work on growing my own mushrooms, ASAP.
I bought a tromboncino squash plant from them, and Michelle ripped off a purple sweet potato slip off for me. Yes, you read that right. PURPLE!! Won’t that be fun to eat?!
Anyway, felt as though I could stay at that booth for hours, but then I might’ve fainted from hunger. Thankfully, the Crossroads Roll’n Cafe was ready with dinner.
The owners, Tony and Carla Cross, have one of those food trucks that are so popular.
Aren’t they cute?
Their burger was really good, and it was on a Hawaiian sweet roll- so yummy!
My husband went a little crazy and ordered all kinds of stuff, so I can vouch not only for their burger, but also for their Conecuh sausage dog.
Oh, and I can vouch for their grilled green beans too.
I like chips (which they also offer), but I also like to be semi-healthy too. 🙂
So, since I ate my veggies, that means I can have dessert, right?
This cream cheese cinnamon bar was really good. Really, really good.
I almost got out of there without buying any jewelry, but then I saw the Paparazzi lady.
$5 for a necklace?! That’s my kind of deal!
“Buy two,” my husband said. Hey, he knows a good deal when he sees it. Elizabeth’s site, www.fancyforfive.com, has all kinds of pretty jewelry.
The Pace Virtual Farmers Market meets on Thursday evenings 6-7 p.m. behind the Relevant Life Church on Hwy 90. Ask to join their Facebook group to view more vendors and see what they have to offer. You can even make your order ahead of time, and the vendor will have it ready for you!
You can read more about the Pace Virtual Farmers Market in my post here, or visit their blog.