Last Friday was the Grand Opening of Jefferson’s Farmers Market. I was able to break away for a few minutes from the bed & breakfast and go browse the wares. I picked up some wonderful organic granola that the students at Jefferson Christian Academy made as a school project. I bought some fresh peaches for Tom and I to enjoy and picked up a sample of some organic dog food for Dixie and The Bug. There were more than just fruits and vegetables their however, several vendors also had some wonderful crafts.
Bob and Lynda Schelling ended up in Jefferson like so many people. They drove through this charming little town and fell in love with Jefferson and the Caddo Lake area and decided to purchased a house on some acreage. Lynda started a garden and ended up growing more vegetables (green beans; red, yellow, and green peppers; tomatoes; squash; fresh herbs) then she and Bob are able to eat so she gives most of it away. She also had a ton of gourdes in her back yard and so she used her talents to begin making them into one of a kind collector pots. If you are interested in seeing more of her work, go to her website.
I will be making a return trip this afternoon to Jefferson’s Farmers Market. Tom wants some watermelon. If you are going to be coming to Jefferson this summer, our Farmers Market should definitely be a stop.