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Making New Friends at the Snellville Farmer’s Market

One of the nicest things about going to Snellville’s Farmers Market is talking to the artisans and farmers.

As I have said before, I tend to talk to people. Now this is quite different than what I was like as a child, but now I get great joy in meeting new people. One of the nicest things about going to Snellville’s Farmers Market is talking to the artisans and farmers.

Some of the people work at their vendor profession full time. Others have part time hobbies, work and enjoyments that produce a product to sell at the Market. I would like to introduce you to some of these folks.

The first time I went to the Market I met Debbie Stubbs. I look for her every time I go. She is just one of my favorite people. Debbie owns Rick Rack Rosie, named after her granddaughter. She is just such a pleasant, funny person and a joy with whom to visit. Debbie creates home goods and specialty items. She has large selections of aprons, placemats, pot holder’s clothes and bags. Debbie does a lot of special and/or personalized items upon request. She was telling me about the dancer’s bag that she created for her granddaughter, Rachel, who has been at an intensive ballet camp in Milwaukee for the summer. Debbie and Rachel designed a bag for dancers who must carry many odd shaped items, like shoes and costume accessories. She has made several styles of this bag for other dancers and performers. Gretchen Hughes of Lilburn School of Ballet, a graduate of Brookwood high School, who is enrolled in the performance arts and dance courses at Kennesaw College, carries one of Debbie’s Dancer bags, too. This has led to many more asking for Debbie to make others in special colors or fabrics.

I told you before that one of my favorite things that Debbie does is taking a special piece of china or glassware and making it into a unique centerpiece or pin cushion. Debbie is very talented and open to creating new ideas with you. Send her your ideas at rickrackrosie@gmail.com and let her work with you on your new heirloom. And be sure to listen for her infectious laugh.

Many people bring their dogs to the market. A couple of the vendors have bowls of water for the animals. I am always concerned about the animals at places like this. It is terribly hot and those poor little paws are on that hot pavement and their bodies are near the ground. If you bring your animal, please bring a way to give them water and get them off the hot pavement as soon as possible. And make a stop at Amanda Aikens of Chateau Le Pup. You want to meet Amanda who is the owner of this pet bakery and boutique. She had jars of the cutest treats and many fashionable ensembles.

Our dear Puddles has moved on to Doggie heaven, but I was sorely tempted to buy a couple of paw print cookies because they were so cute. All the ingredients are preservative free and made with the finest ingredients. Go to their web site to see all the items her company produces. If the big black lab nearby was any indication, the treats are delicious. Chateau Le Pup products are carried by several vets and numerous pet stores in Georgia. You can order directly from Amanda by contacting her at info@cateaulepup.com or 770-826-8992.

Hope to see you Saturday at The Market.

Bonnie September 04, 2012 at 01:10 PM
I love, love, love my Snellville Farmer's Market. I've been to many markets and I have to say ours is the best. And I totally agree with you, one of the best parts of visiting market, outside of their beautiful, local produce and handcrafted items, are the vendors themselves. They are passionate about what they do and knowledgeable about their product. I love to go early so that I have a chance to visit with the vendors as I shop. I don't understand why anyone would shop anywhere else. Only a few weeks left of market for this season. If you haven't been yet, you should go before you have to wait until next year.

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