Friday, July 13, 2012

Reed Point has a new market

It's always exciting to visit a new farmers market. Today I got to see Reed Point vendors enjoying their market as much as the customers.

Smiles were everywhere, along with peach tea (above; yum), chokecherry lemonade (yum), pies (yum), and cinnamon rolls (yum). I tried everything and liked it. What else can I say? Except: yum!

There were also some crafts, like these very attractive boxes and signs. The chalkboard addition is clever and useful.

Market manager Audrey told me that the market averages 5 vendors each week, selling crafts and very popular baked goods. Reed Point residents flock to the market to get their weekly supply of fresh rolls, pies, and other goodies.

Fresh produce should be appearing soon, and the market will continue until mid-September, or "until the veggies are running out."

Reed Point is a small stop along I-90. There's a quaint gas station right by the on-off ramps. While you're enjoying looking around in the store, be sure to buy a bar of Jackie's sweet-smelling homemade soap, made on a ranch in the hills overlooking town.

There isn't much for visitors to do in town most of the year. There's an antique store that might or might not be open, and the Waterhole Saloon (located at the opposite end of town from the gas station, across from the farmers market) serves up cold beverages and pizza.

But the buildings are fun to look at as you stroll along the boardwalks.

The big event is the annual sheep drive in September. With food, street fair booths, and plenty of sheep, you'll find yourself spending the whole day here.

But meanwhile, get yourself over to the farmers market. There's a tall icy glass of chokecherry lemonade waiting for you. And some pie, too.

Reed Point Farmers Market
across from the Waterhole Saloon, north end of town
June 1 - mid-September (or until the veggies run out)
Friday, 4 pm - 7 pm

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