My husband and I each have an Opening Day that we revere. For my husband, baseball’s Opening Day is like a religious event, except that it involves beer and leaves my living room perfumed with the scent of corn chips. My equivalent is the beginning of farmer’s market season. I love spending the day outside with all the great people and vendors. Plus, my preferred opening day does not leave a lingering smell.
de Rochonnet delights – Uh, everything!
Yes, a Master of Business Administration is impressive. But if you really want to impress me, earn the title of Master Chocolatier. Jeanne-Louise Womble received this distinction in France in 2005 and displays her expertise with her unique chocolate confections. Normally, I like to list a specific favorite, but it is tough to pick just one with such a great variety of chocolate treats.
To learn more about de Rochonnet delights, visit them at www.derochonnetdelights.com .
Zaydie’s Granola – Walnut Cranberry
Are you ever hungry for a snack, but don’t want to eat junk? Janice and Shelley Freed have a remedy for you with their delicious, all-natural cranberry and walnut mix. Not only is it refreshing, this scrumptious treat also reminds me of my favorite Brian Regan joke.
Rostov’s Coffee and Tea – Breakfast Blend
One of the blessings of the St. Stephen’s market is the fact that a hot cup of coffee is waiting for me. A great way to start your morning is with Rostov’s Breakfast Blend, which coincidentally has the highest caffeine content of all their blends.
Big Daddy’s BBQ Restaurant – Pulled Pork
I am constantly amazed by the ability of the pig to provide joy and happiness. Big Daddy and Elaine keep the goodness coming with their delicious, hand-pulled pork. BONUS: If you need a change of pace for your pig fix, don’t forget about their hot dogs!
Eli’s Greens – Basil
With all the great food I purchase at the market, I only want the best herbs to maximize flavor. Eli ensures my satisfaction with his fresh basil. Don’t expect a wilting, delicate flower; Eli’s basil’s robust size is matched only by its wonderful scent.
The Farmers Market at St. Stephen’s is open every Saturday from 8 am – 12 pm
May 1, 2010 – October 30, 2010.