30 July 2010

Starkville Community Market

For a few weeks now, I've noticed that there are a few folks who are leveling and laying concrete, building a patio, trimming with wrought iron fencing, building a stage, and erecting a roof over a small area just behind main street downtown. I've been watching the area develop into a nice sized, friendly, welcoming newly crowned "Starkville Community Market". Their website shows a weekly "this week at the market" of some produce sure to be there {figs, blueberries, peas, okra, tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, eggplant, bell peppers, salsas, hummus, watermelons, baked goods, granola, etc}. They also host a variety of live music and some educational classes which focus on appropriate topics like small live stock, gardening, cooking, diet/nutrition, fitness/exercise, and arts/crafts. I especially like that they limit the content to market~related content, and ask that the demonstrations and classes be free of any political or religious overtones.

It's open Saturday mornings, 8~11. So tomorrow, My Jerry and I intend to start our ninth month anniversary day with a visit to the market. I love figs, and am really looking forward to getting some hummus!

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