WAXAHACHIE — Back by popular demand, The Blues Brothers jazz group will return to the Waxahachie Downtown Farmers Market Saturday morning.
Henry and Lincoln Coldwell will have their keyboard and voices to entertain market goers under the big tent while they shop and sit a spell while enjoying the music.
It’s also Taste of Market day.
Market chefs, Arlene and Cheryl, will whip up some Melon Madness with several varieties of melons. Visitors will have the opportunity to sample tasty treats and take home melon recipes at the back of the market in the information booth.
Shirley and Tommy Jones are planning to have local melons for sale at their booth, also. Debra Bracey reported that she has homemade pickled watermelon rind for sale, which is perfect for that next grilling event.
Local artist and Native American, Sharon Perdasofpy invites the community to stop by her booth and observe as she creates jewelry using Obsidian, a natural volcanic glass.
Sharon said many native tribes' treasurer this mineral.
“My personal background [of Comanche and Cherokee] and many other tribes believe it to bring blessings and protection," Perdasofpy said. "I started making Obsidian arrowhead earrings from a dream I had in 1991. I use Sterling Silver Wire and the technique is called Hand-Sculptured Wire Jewelry. This is Not Wire Wrap, a totally different technique and look.
"I was given a dream from God shortly after I began making them camped in Cherokee, NC and was told to wear it, to keep it on me, that Obsidian would protect me and bless me. The first time I was at Loretta Lynn's home, many years later, she saw me wearing them she told me ‘to keep that black stone on’. The old people used it in healing people. Many more years went by and after moving to Texas, I experienced this with a Shoshone-Bannock doctor man”.
Sharon also makes pendants and bolas from Obsidian.
It’s still a good growing season in Ellis County, which means shoppers will find lots of local fruits, vegetables, produce and locally raised beef. Look for plenty of tomatoes, peppers, summer squash, cucumbers, zucchini, okra and early winter squash. Cantaloupe, watermelon, pears, and other fruits are on hand. Vendors offer breads, eggs, plants, honey, coffee, salsas, oils, marinades, preserves, pastries, jewelry, essential oils, handmade crafts seasonal wreaths and much more. The Yellow Farmhouse carries their home milled flour and cornmeal, packaged mixes of muffins, brownies and breads along with their beef.
— The Waxahachie Downtown Farmers Market is open every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is located at 410 South Rogers St. across from city hall. For information on becoming a seller contact Anita Brown at 469-309-4111. Be sure to “Like” it on Facebook: Waxahachie Downtown Farmers Market.