Happy Friday all! This morning I had everyone up bright and early so we could stop by Starbuck’s and head over to the Hilton Head Island Farmer’s Market. This time of year I honestly miss all our California Farmer’s Markets because the ones near me are closed during the winter months.
The thing I didn’t know about today’s market is that it was a Holiday Market. There were several vendors and caterers there that were offering up foods to help you plan out and prepare for all your holiday parties. Fun concept, huh?
The Farmer’s Market was set up as a series of tents right across from the Coastal Discovery Museum we went to earlier this week.
The BEST part of this market is the variety ~ there were craft makers, farmer’s, bakeries, specialty shops, co-ops and so much more. I wish I had more room in my suitcase because I am pretty sure I would’ve taken a lot more home with us……
Well, ok, maybe not the “stinky” cheese but it sure looked good
Real, Live Plant Houses and Clocks!
The BIGGEST cabbage and broccoli I’ve ever seen ~ they were easily the size of a basketball if not bigger.
Quite possibly my FAVORITE Vendor at the market ~ The Great Food Co-Op! We actually met the owner and he had us sample all types of truly Southern dips, spreads, olives, pickles and chocolates that he brought to the market.
We bought a few jars that you all will be seeing us snacking on soon or I will have to ship it home LOL.
The Husband and I fell IN LOVE with the Black Eyed Pea Dip ~ it’s slightly sweet, slightly spicy, a little smoky, creamy and chunky. He served it on these amazing seasoned flour baked tortilla chips.
Every single thing he sells is made of 100% REAL ingredients, Weight Watchers Friendly and is completely delicious. If you ever happen to run into Lee at your Farmer’s Market, check out his stand. I guarantee you will LOVE everything!
P.S. I did resist the butters, but, I am totally ordering them online when we get back home.
The bakery next door was completely amazing. I think it might be a good thing we don’t live here because I would be buying something from them like every week!
I mean, these muffins are HUGE…..
and every type was packed with chunky goodness!
The Husband actually bought a personal pecan pie for breakfast LOL.
You know because he was resisting the sticky buns ~ he’s funny!
I really pondered an energy bar for the road…..
Then, I realized there were so many bakers that I wanted to try everything they made….how cute are these signs?!
Bluffton Brittle is quite possibly the lightest peanut brittle I’ve ever tasted. It just sorta crumbled/melted in your mouth but did not stick to your teeth. It’s super thick and you can actually taste the dry roasted peanuts inside. It is served in a bunch of different varieties for every taste out there from dark chocolate to jalapeno!
Since this was a holiday market there were not too many farmers……
But, every farmer we saw had beautiful looking veggies and fruits that were free from pesticides.
I passed on the muffins and energy bar because I knew there was a Potsticker Lady at the market……and she had Sriracha!
Who says you can’t have potstickers for breakfast….
It was such a fun start to our day…..Did I mention that they also had BBQ, soups, salads and crepes at the market just like at the fair?!
After the market, we headed over to Daufuskie Island and then to the Boathouse for dinner. Stay tuned tomorrow for my last South Carolina recap.
For now, I am off to pack and get ready for Orlando, Florida! Any ideas for your favorite things to do near Kissimmee, Florida?