OXFORD — As we approach the dawn of fall next week, the Oxford Farmers Market is still the place to be every Saturday morning. Since everything we sell is either homegrown or homemade by our vendors, you know exactly where your items are coming from. Market hours are every Saturday from 7 a.m. until noon.
We’d like to thank everyone who came out last Saturday. We enjoyed meeting the newcomers who were in town for the Hot Sauce Festival, along with seeing our faithful customers. It was a good day. Miss Judy whipped up a batch of fried apple pies in celebration of the day.
Amanda Hite and her family will return Saturday with their beef products. They are also available at the market on Wednesday morning from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m.
Along with the beef, you will find okra, potatoes, cucumbers, dried apple and pear strips and pecans. We will also have free-range eggs, and a variety of jams, jellies and pickles. Last week Vickey had a special egg treat. Since she has Easter chickens, she had a few Easter eggs. Although the eggs are the same on the inside, the shell is a turquoise blue.
Gus will have pies, cakes, breads and cookies for those weekend desserts, snacks or lunch boxes. These items also freeze well to have at a later date.
Our craft department is gearing up for the holidays, so you’ll find a mirage of items there. We’ll have baby blankets, baby bibs, table runners, bowl warmers, jewelry, aprons, placemats, plastic bag holders, pillows, crocheted dish cloths and dish towels, scrubbies and many other things too numerous to list.
Miss Judy will have those gorgeous floral bouquets that will enhance any room in your home, or bring a smile to that special someone. She, Vickey and Danny will have plenty of plants to start your fall landscaping projects. For more information, visit and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OxfordMarket.
You never know what you will find at the market; so, be sure to get up early, and meet your friends at the Oxford Farmers Market.
We’re in the shed directly across from the police station on the corner of McClanahan and Lanier streets. For those coming in from Interstate 85, take exit 206 into Oxford. As you come into town, look for the signs at the CVS store on Williamsboro Street (U.S. 158) or on the corner of College and McClanahan streets. If you would like to join us, please contact Janis Daniel at 919-603-4493. We look forward to seeing you this week.