Wednesday, March 30, 2016

The Mennonite Farm Market in Englewood, TN says – "Lettuce" Feed You!

The Mennonite Farm Market in Englewood, Tennessee opened on Saturday, March 26, 2016.  My husband and I were anxiously awaiting their opening day.  We got there about 9:30 am and had to wait for a parking space.  It was quite busy but we expected it to be.

At this time of year there was not a lot of produce but what was available was flying out the door.  They had 3 or 4 different kinds of lettuce.  We got two at $2 a head and the heads are HUGE.  

Lettuce Lovers Take Notice!

They also had various greens, which aren’t my cup of tea but they seemed to be flying off the shelves too.  There were also some turnips, which I should have gotten but didn’t, next trip.

Beautiful Turnips

They had little packages of popcorn and also rice.  I had never seen rice there before.  I didn’t know they grew rice there as a matter of fact!  After that was the ‘goodie section’ where I purchased a package of oatmeal raisin cookies.  I had them last year and they were just as good this time.

There were little loaves of bread, a few other kinds of cookies and some pies.  There was a line to pay I had stalled out right near the goodie section and could have gotten one of everything.  I could have eaten a whole pack of cookies right then!

These Cookies are the best!

They are also selling plants in their little hothouse.  I sent my husband to look, but they are selling the same variety of tomato plants that you can buy anywhere a little cheaper too.

I know that as the season goes on the place will be busier and busier.  Our next trip will be to buy strawberries.  I plan on buying some to eat and some to freeze.  Their berries are out of this world!

The Mennonite Farm Market is off of County Road 422, Englewood, TN.  Since they don’t use electricity, the only way to find out if they are open and what they are selling is by word of mouth!  So spread the word, they are open for the season!

While you may not live within driving distance of this particular Mennonite Farm Market, you might want to check around in your neck of the woods to see if there is one near you.  You can’t go wrong with their produce, that’s for sure.

Note:  When taking photos at the Mennonite Farm Market do not photograph the Mennonites.  They don’t mind if you take photos of the building, vegetables and horses.

Resting between jobs!

Photos belong to AbbyG

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