Think of a city called Columbia, in South Carolina, which also happens to be the state capital. The natives shorten the name to "Cola" or "Cola Town". In turn, the nickname has morphed into "Soda City".
Now imagine a place (where I live, our high was 22F (-5 ) with a wind chill of 6F (-14 C)) where it was about 43 F (6C) with bright sunshine. It was warming up fast.
I was so happy, having escaped the Zombied Snowcopolyse I blogged about on Wednesday.
Hence, welcome to today's Soda City Farmers Market.
It was so nice to be at an outdoor market - my first one since October of last year.
Yes, you will find soda. (In other parts of the country, this might be called "pop" or even "soda pop".)
saw this booth. My spouse loves hot sauce, and a good pun. This booth had both. (Their motto is "Hot as Hell. Tastes like Heaven.)
It didn't disappoint. Sauces were laid out for tasting on little cubes of cheese, and spouse and I had to taste. Spouse bought a jar and was happy. Meanwhile, I'm still coughing.
The only disappointing thing about this market is that they are not a producer only market, but I only saw one booth that, I'm positive, was not selling local fresh produce. (The grits above are not grown locally, but are processed locally.)
Next Saturday, I will only have my memories.
Do you like to shop at farmer's markets?