Tuesday, September 24, 2013


Bunny and I sneaked out for some “us” time Saturday morning and headed over to the Holly Springs Farmers Market. Being nearly the end of the season, we were told there were fewer stands set up than you’d find in June or July, but it was still nice to slowly explore and sample, and to chat with the vendors.

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There was a booth by a local water quality advocacy group, mainly with the purpose of educating people about runoff and the help them understand the impact some of their choices may have on the local water supply. I saw it as a good opportunity to find out whether a local lake, about which I had heard and read varying opinions on the recreational quality really was clean or polluted. Me being me, I picked his brain and found that the concerns people voice relate more to algae bloom problems from nitrogen and the like, but that, for recreational purposes the lake is totally fine. They also had their own version of corn hole.

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Since the veggie and fruit selections were not so abundant, we decided it would be fun to try some treats.

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We bought a blondie intending to share it, but the thing was so big we took it home and ended up sharing it among all 5 of us—and Carter still thought it was too rich to eat all his share. I helped him with that problem. ;)

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We also sampled a lot of yummy quick breads. I love how if you put zucchini or pumpkin in what basically is a cake all of a sudden you can justify it. Win-win.

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I thought this rickshaw was pretty neat, but didn’t take up the “peddler” (heh) on his offer to take us on a ‘two point tour’ of the area… we like walking. :) But Ricky Rickshaw was really friendly! We also sampled salsas and wing sauces and basically confused our tummies thoroughly.

We decided to walk around a little to see the small downtown area in Holly Springs, too. It’s a really pretty town with a lot of old buildings.

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They’re hosting a Chili Cookoff in a couple of weeks, and we’re thinking we’ll head over to see what that’s about, too. It was really nice to spend some one-on-one time with my baby girl—who is nearly as tall as I am , and whose reach is actually taller (long arms!). We also noticed the trail head for the “Springs of Holly Springs,” which we’ll have to try sometime when the weather is a little drier. It’s been so muddy lately!

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