Main Street Searcy Farmers’ Market Favorites

Main Street Searcy Farmers’ Market Favorites

There’s something sweet about getting up early on a Saturday morning and heading to the local Farmers’ Market. Our local farmers’ market is pretty tiny (usually less than 20 vendors total), but the goodies make it worth it.

Farmers' Market Favorites - Main Street Searcy Certified

Home Baked Goodies

I gotta admit, I’m terrible when it comes to shopping at the farmers’ market. I think most of my money goes toward the home baked goodies. I just can’t resist!

Oatmeal Cream Pies - Wildflour Bakery Searcy

The vendors have the cutest booths set up and the home baked goodies all look delicious. It’s hard to decide which ones to get. These oatmeal cream pies from Wildflour Bakery were delicious. Aybra finished hers before we even finished shopping.

We ended up getting half a dozen macarons – one of my favorite treats ever – from Joyful Macarons. The pistachio was probably my favorite. Kaia liked the strawberry/blueberry cheesecake (blue and red one pictured) because it looked patriotic.

Macarons - Sunday Morning Breakfast

And you can’t forget the bread. Seriously, the first thing my kids said when I told them we were going to the Farmers’ Market was “Get bread!”

Willowbrook Farm - Homemade Bread Searcy

Willowbrook Farm is our go to for bread at the Farmers’ Market. Her recipe is very similar to mine, but with the added bonus of me not having to make it.

Health and Body Care

My next favorite item at the Farmers’ Market is the health and body care selections available from various vendors. You can find everything from shampoo bars to lip balm, and even soap.

Homemade Soap Bars - Ladybug Creations Searcy

Peppermint and Lavender are my favorite scents for soap, but I didn’t get any soap today. Instead, I got a jar of lemongrass body scrub from a local 4-H family. It smells amazing and I can’t wait to use it.

Produce

I think when most people think of Farmers’ Markets they think of the locally grown produce, right? While our market has a few vendors that sell meats and eggs, the fruits and veggies are where it’s at.

Arkansas Grown Okra

You can’t go to a store and get okra that was picked the previous day. I’ve heard of some people selling store bought produce at farmers’ market, but I can almost bet everything at my local one is genuinely locally grown and fresh. I ended up getting some green bell peppers. I planned on chopping and freezing any that we didn’t eat soon, but I’m not sure if they will last long.

Looks like we will be heading back for more produce next Saturday, especially since it helps me on my quest to being healthier.

What are some of your favorite things to get from the Farmers’ Market?  

Four Favorites

Four Favorites

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Happy Saturday! The last time I shared some of my favorite things was this Fall, and considering we are heading into Spring, it is time for some updated favorites.

Four of My Favorites by Aduke Schulist

Photography
This is my obsession right now! I must take ALL the photos! I’ve always loved photography, but as I am venturing into business mode with it, my love has ramped up. I finally feel like I am mastering things that took me years to begin learning. I’m slowly upgrading and adding to my equipment, so that makes it even more fun! One thing I’m doing is learning editing via Lightroom and it’s only $9.99 a month! Y’all I notice a HUGE difference in the quality of my edits using Lightroom. (Affiliate link below) (Check me out on Facebook at Aduke Schulist Photography)

Aduke Schulist Photography Favorites

YouTube Speed Cleaning
Seriously guys, this is just too much fun. I found speed cleaning videos and gotta admit my first thought was “Weird!” but now, I can’t get enough. I love watching other people clean their house. I love seeing the messes get turned into happiness, and it’s great motivation for me to clean my own house up.

Canadian Reality TV
I’m not even sure how this favorite started, but I have been binge watching Canadian Reality TV shows on Netflix lately. I imagine the obsession here started from a simple Netflix recommendation. (Side note: Why do people act surprised when they get caught trying to smuggle something across the border?)

Webinars & Workshops
My first experiences with these related to school, so I was never in a hurry to willingly sign myself up for some, but thanks to Facebook ads, I’ve been getting lots of opportunities to learn more about subjects that interest me, like blogging and photography.

What are some of your favorite things right now? 

Five Fall Favorites

Five Fall Favorites

We are in the midst of my favorite season. I probably say that about all seasons, but Fall is my most favorite. What is not to love about sweater weather, knee high boots, and preparing for a new year? Here are my Five Fall Favorites.

Five Fall Favorites

 

Family Movie Nights – We normally do a family movie night each Sunday night, but with the days ending in darkness sooner, we are finding ourselves having more family movie nights. I love being with my kids and enjoying that time together, sharing in laughter over funny scenes. We take turns picking out the movie so everybody has a say in what we watch.

Leaves – Seriously guys, I adore the changing season and love driving down my normal routes seeing the leaves changing on the trees. Even the fallen leaves on the ground make me happy. In a funny sort of way the leaves changing signal a passing of time and I often find myself thinking how quickly time is going by.

fall-leaves-on-the-ground-by-aduke-schulist

Bonfires – This is a favorite every year. It’s been a tradition to roast marshmallows, and tell stories around a cozy bonfire. Nothing beats hot chocolate and a warm fire. We are blessed to live in an area where it gets chilly enough to have a fire without being too cold.

Soups – I am the type of person who can eat soups all year long, but when the cooler weather rolls around, I gotta have them. My family’s favorite is taco soup. Yum, yum!

taco-soup-by-aduke-schulist

Planning – I don’t know when you guys start planning for the new year, but I always begin in the Fall. I have found it gives me the perfect amount of time to get everything ready for the upcoming year. It works in my favor that all of the brick and mortars have their planner things front and center and I can browse through them to get some ideas. My 2017 daily life planner is coming along nicely.

What are some of your fall favorites? 

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