i love supporting local.
local boutiques, businesses, restaurants, and definitely local produce.
which means that farmers markets bring a little more joy to my heart.
chatting with the farmers, the shop owners, and rummaging through the fruits and veggies and tasting new things – there are few better ways to spend a saturday morning. this was my first time being able to go to the johns island farmers market and it was uh-mazing. so many awesome vendors (produce, jewelry, body stuff (soaps, lotions, etc), food) lined the space and offered beautiful displays and friendly smiles
eddie and i were so focused on the honey (my favorite) and produce that it took us a solid 15 minutes to notice that some of my friends were already there (ha!). i always love seeing friends when i least expect it i feel like it makes the day just 10x brighter! they had been at the market a little longer than we had so they gave us some excellent suggestions of who we definitely had to stop by and see.
my friends at the market kept telling me to go try the one love kombucha because it was so good. now, let me just say i’ve been MEH on the whole kombucha train; i know that they offer amazing health benefits but the store bought ones just taste like dirty old beer, yeah i said it – you were all thinking it. i begrudgingly walked over to the tent where they had sample cups out and tasted the hibiscus ginger. y’all the second it hit my tongue i was sold – it was so refreshing and tasty!
you buy the beautiful glass carafe full of delicious kombucha and take it home and you can bring it back to the next market to return! i was a little nervous buying something that needed to stay cold (we bought a few things) so i felt like it was the perfect moment to try out my moveable feast bag. it has all of these compartments to put things in – produce, paper products, glass jars, boxes, etc. My kombucha was still cold over 4 HOURS LATER! i’ll call that a win for a multi-functional bag!
i’ve taken it to a few more farmers market and have carried cold items, fresh flowers, lots of produce all without breaking a sweat. 🙂
the chips above – oh. my. gosh. they were so good!
eddie and i devoured them in the car – and then they were completely gone within 2 days. and that red salsa ahhhhhhh scrumptious! i am always a fan of finding new foods – and those chips were amazing.
another farmers market in the books and an excellent one at that!
do y’all go to any local shindigs or events?
are you big farmer market goers and what are your favorite things to buy?!
shout-out to tom bihn for sending me the moveable feast bag – i was not paid and all opinions are my own.