Elkin residents browsed the local farmers market citing good finds in the town hall parking lot on Saturday.
The market offered a wide range of goods from delectable homemade blueberry shortcake to roarin’ raspberry jams, natural dyed T-shirts, a large variety of herbs, clean strawberries grown on plastic from Country Roads Strawberries, homemade knives and cutlery and good old-fashioned green beans and collards. Homemade soaps were also popular with the early morning crowd.
Bonnie and Donald Cave of State Road said they were pleased with the clean strawberries and their large bag of green beans. Donald Cave said, “I bought all the green beans they had.” They said they also were enjoying browsing the hand-made selection of custom cutlery.
Green Valley Farms father-and-daughter team, Dale and Cathy Green from Ronda, said they had sold out of several items by late morning.
Brenda Dembowski of Earth and Creations presented among a large array of jams, all natural sea-glass candy and a family recipe.
The Barking Coyote Bakery stayed full of customers sampling delectable homemade pimiento cheese and hummus while Poke Berry Farms offered an unusual herb selection and popular fresh cut flowers.
Julie Perry said she was paying her way through nursing school with the variety of fragrant soaps but also included many gentle enough for patients and hypo-allergenic for those with allergies.
The Elkin Farmers Market is open through October each Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon in the Elkin Town Hall parking lot.
Tanya Chilton may be reached at 336-835-1513 or on Twitter @TanyaTDC.