WAXAHACHIE — Second Saturday means it's "Kids Day" at the Waxahachie Downtown Farmers Market and sellers have plenty of fun crafts planned.
The Ellis County Master Gardeners have invited children of all ages to stop by their booth to create a one-of-a-kind garden. With the help of Micki Roark and other master gardeners, young shoppers will create a container garden in an ice cream cone.
"Imagine the excitement of planting seeds in the cone, placing it in a sunny spot at home and watching tiny green buds grow into bright, colorful flowers," a market preview states. "Bring your kids and grandkids by for creative time while you shop the market."
Also in celebrating kid’s activities, Corbin's Sweet House will have fidget spinner cookies and decorated back-to-school cookies. She also has at least six varieties of pound cake.
Shoppers are encouraged to look for sweet watermelon and cantaloupe along with peaches and pears. There’s an abundance of peppers, squash, tomatoes, beans, cucumbers and all manner of produce grown for you in Ellis county. Look for local honey and eggs, local beef and pork, along with cornmeal and wheat flour grown and milled on the farm. Visitors will find homemade tamales and baked goods along with a selection of artisan cheeses locally made. Market sellers offer bread, cakes, cookies, pies and other sweets, all made by the seller. We have salsas, pickles, savory jams and jellies, herbal vinegar, preserves, and fragrant goat milk soaps. Vendors also carry essential oils and kitchen items.
It may be too hot to plant in a garden in August, but farmers market sellers have plenty of alternatives, such as Diane at L-egg-ett’s Eggs with fun planters including a cow skull filled with cacti and some colorful critter pots with air plants, no watering needed.
If you missed the weGarden booth last week, be sure to visit this week and see the beautiful plumeria plants J R has for sale. Some are over four feet tall and are in bloom with a fragrance that fills the area. These beauties love our North Texas summers.
Talented crafters will also be on hand to offer wind chimes, art glass, handmade jewelry, vintage collectibles, handmade aprons and kitchen items made with colorful and seasonal fabrics. It’s time to place your order for a custom wreath in your favorite school colors from The Savvy Teacher. Be sure to pick up some pet crafts and treats for your four-legged friends.