Fall means college football, and for me and LBeau that means at least one trip to Fayetteville to watch the Razorbacks. And there's nothing better on a cool, crisp game day than an early morning trip to the Fayetteville square for the Farmer's Market.
The Farmer's Market is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year. We were living in Fayetteville when it opened in the spring of 1974. Hunter was a baby, and I had bought a book with recipes for homemade baby food. The Farmer's Market was a great source for fresh fruits and and vegetables. I cooked everything from applesauce to carrots and green beans and froze it in ice cube trays. When it was time for a feeding, I just popped a cube or two into the electric baby food dish for warming (those were pre-microwave days).
If it's not too early in the fall, I always like to find an unusual pumpkin or two to bring home. In fact, it was at the Farmer's Market a few years ago that I first spotted the green Jarrahdale pumpkins. I thought they were so pretty that I brought one home for each of my friends.
On a recent Farmer's Market Saturday, the square was closed to all but foot traffic. Plenty of friendly folks, most decked out in Razorback red and carrying steaming cups of coffee or hot chocolate, were milling around in search of produce…
and handmade Ozark crafts.
Volunteers from the Humane Society walked a variety of dogs that were looking for new homes, and musicians provided amateur entertainment.
Now be sure to visit Rhoda at Southern Hospitality for more autumn inspiration. Here in Alabama fall is definitely in the air. Time to get out the pumpkins, turkeys, witches and ghosts for the upcoming holidays.