If you turned out for our photo opportunity last week, thank you! For the second week in a row, we had a surprisingly bustling market full of vendors and shoppers. As a result, we are looking forward to spending the winter with you at Unity Church.
This week we will welcome two new vendors who hope to spend it with us. Kylie Carey brings Kylie’s Pop Shop to the market with a creative and delicious selection of cake pops for kids of all ages. Kylie is a always working on the next new flavor or creation, and everything she brings is tasty. The attraction for the little ones is obvious, but her pops are great snack bites for grown-ups too -- a burst of flavor in a little package. Kinda like a donut hole on a stick.
We also welcome the newest Kettle Korn Guy in the area, and that’s what he calls himself, too -- the Kettle Korn Guy. The popper is shiny and new, and the kettle korn is the best around. Not too sweet but a perfect balance of sweet and salty. Another hard-to-beat snack for the season. And we have our “fudge guy” -- think Christmas gifts and party trays and easy-to-mail delights in a wide variety of great flavors. Look for the FudgEuphoria tent next to KustomCoffee.
Talk to Arka at KustomCoffee about gift ideas. He can help you introduce a new coffee each month in the new year to your favorite coffee lover, or he would love to sell you his Holiday Blend for your own enjoyment this season. He will be sampling that blend Saturday, and he does have the Aeropress coffee makers, so you can make up your own little gift basket.
Uncle Fred’s BBQ and all of your other favorites will be with us this week. Deepa is back with those great spices -- make sure to pick up a recipe or two from Annie’s appearance last week -- and don’t forget Cheryl’s Sweet Potato and Apple Bake recipe that includes the Chai Spice mix. Along those lines, in addition to a full selection of pasties from his repertoire, Nyall will have a special new vegetarian variety.
If you are lucky, Doug may still have a filet or rib roast for an Angelic Beef holiday dinner, and Heritage Farm is bringing some regular and smoked turkey breasts for sandwiches, hors d’oeuvres, soups, or salads. Check out the recipe files at the Smart Markets tent for new ideas. Heritage still has that great turkey sausage too -- stock up now.
Oli will have plenty of alfajores for your holiday giving also -- I am sending them far and wide myself this season. The boxes of the mini-delights are great for mailing and such a unique and authentic food of the world.
Take a look at Valley View’s holiday cookies! And take a look at the prices! Three gorgeous and delicious cookies in a package for $4. One cookie similar in size at Whole Foods: $4. Look around you at the market: Who needs Whole Foods? We’ve got it all.
Whatever you are celebrating at this time of year, we wish for you lasting memories and great joy.
See you at the market!