Yesterday, the Manhattan Beach Farmers Market celebrated it’s fifth anniversary in high-style. The Market team hired Suzanne Haring, of The Soozie Show, to entertain the crowd. She built these incredible balloons worn by my poor neglected children. (Said with sarcasam, of course. As any mom in Manhattan Beach knows, hitting the Farmers Market with your kids can cost you an arm and a leg. Bring cash and be prepared to spend it!)
Adding to the festivites was live music (as there is quite often at the market) and the kiddie train was chugging along full of mini passengers. It was a lovely way to celebrate!
There are several new vendors at the market that really round out the shopping experience at the market. (I used to sell pizzas at the market, so I’ve had a chance to get to know many of the wonderful people who sell their products at this venue.)
First, I stopped at Grandma Sally’s Kitchen, makers of homemade jelly. Ah-mazing. I tried the Mango jelly and went nuts. I then proceeded to buy three flavors, including Mango, Strawberry Balsamic and Berry Blast. I love that they add “Blessings” into the ingrediants. I’ll take a few blessings. Can’t hurt.
Next, we stopped at Homegirl Cafe.
And, finally, my favorite thing about the Manhattan Beach Farmers Market – Bolani East & West Gourmet Afgani Food. I did not take pictures because I was too busy stuffing my mouth with samples. They will soon be at our local Costco. Bolani’s are vegan. Stuffed with pumpkin or spinach topped with a yummy garlic mint sauce. It’s the food of the Gods, sent here to Manhattan Beach. I go every Tuesday to get my fix. Can’t wait ’till they are at Costco to get them anytime I want.
Our world will be a better place with more Bolani around town! See you next week at the market!