Hope everyone had a great long weekend! We sure did!
Our new vendor this week was Aunt Lena’s Mennonite Jams and Jellies.
Their Dutch Apple Pie Jam tastes exactly like like what it says, apple pie! You can definitely get that apple, cinnamon and allspice flavor. No wonder that was the first to sell out.
Earth’s Healing Oils is churning out some new tie dye designs, including this lovely v-neck heart shaped one (left) and fiery explosion crew neck (right). They also had this beautiful piece selenite, a crystallized form of Gypsum, which is used for good luck, protection, and dispels negative energy.
Robert Johnson brought a fascinating bunch of plants to the market this week. The Rose of Jericho, also known as the Resurrection Plant either of two species of unrelated plants known for their ability to survive being completely dried out.
False rose of Jericho, or resurrection fern is native to Mexico and is a member of the spike moss family. During dry weather its stems curl into a tight ball and the plant enters a period of dormancy. It can survive for years in that form, though it is sometimes uprooted and blown by the wind like a tumbleweed. When moistened the plant unfurls and is green and fernlike in appearance and reproduces by spores, and it is often sold as a curiosity.
Next week our Fixpert, Mike Feagan the knife sharper will be back! So bring all you’re knives, blades, shears, axes, swords and murder weapons to the market this week!
Our guests this week are the Fort Erie LaFrance Association. They has acquire and restore antique firefighting apparatus and opened a museum in 1986 to preserve and display these historical apparatus and this week they are bringing some of these historical treasures to us!