To market, to market to buy a fat, juicy watermelon, sun ripened heirloom tomatoes, purple pole beans and maybe some home baked caramel-stuffed sugar cookies just to round things out. Farmer’s market season is upon us and today’s post details my trip to the SOHO market just before it closed last August. But no worries, this Homewood market is in full-swing now!
I love how popular farmer’s markets have become. Nowadays it seems there’s one in every hip neighborhood. This morning I checked out the Homewood Farmers Market at SOHO square and was not disappointed. Although not as big a venue as say Pepper Place, the red and white striped tents were brimming with brightly colored fruits and vegetables, canning jars filled with jams, pickled pepper relish or okra, fresh cheese and eggs – all on display in neat little rows. Several local vendors were on hand to offer up tasty sweets and treats, boiled peanuts, coffee, kobe beef and new, vintage and handmade jewelry.
The white eggplant is actually not a red headed step child, but rather an original eggplant. Eggplants got their name because they used to only come in one color – white. Hanging from the plant, they looked like eggs. Who knew?
Fleur De Lys Cooking Company had vegan and gluten free offerings and the caramel stuffed sugar cookies were star worthy.
The Homewood Farmers Market at SOHO is made possible through Urban Cookhouse and is happening every Saturday this summer beginning May 11th through August 10th from 8am to 12pm. I say load up the kids and the dog and get jiggety-jig-jig with it!
For more info on this market and other area markets check out these resources:
- Homewood Farmers Market, beginning May 11, Saturdays 8:00am to 12:00pm.
- Pepper Place Saturday Market, opens April 13, Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
- Summit Farmers Market, beginning May 16, Thursdays from 3:00pm to 7:00 pm.