So today I made my second trip this summer to the Dearborn Farmer's and Artisan Market. The last time I went was the first day it opened and I wasn't going to buy any soap from Cellar Door Soap Co. I bought 3 bars. Today I definitely wasn't going to buy any soap. I bought 4 bars. In my defense, I filled up my punch card so I got one free. And they're 3/$15 so it would be silly not to get 3 more. Plus there were three new ones that I hadn't smelled yet and one - Orange Clove - that is a leftover seasonal soap and almost sold out. (Although it turns out I actually bought this last time so now I have two - oops!) So there ya go - 4 bars of soap. sigh. Like I said, people struggle with far worse addictions.
|Two light refreshing summer scents.|
|Don't let the name fool you - there's no honey in Tupelo Honey. All their soaps are vegan! It has a nice subtle honey/vanilla/coconut smell. mmmmm!|
There was more produce today than last month, so that was definitely nice to see! I saw some delicious-looking berries and cherries. I even saw the first of the peaches today. I am definitely buying some fruit next week!
|Blueberries and cherries|
I visited a new vendor called The Granola Tree. They sell natural peanut butter, almond butter, jam, granola, oatmeal, and coconut. (Not all of their products are vegan so check the labels.) I bought a carrot cake jam that is absolutely amazing. You would not believe how much it tastes like carrot cake! I can't wait to try it out on toast and maybe even to stir it into some oatmeal. They have some other interesting flavors of jams and some unique peanut butter flavors, as well. (Again, a few have milk so check.)
It was such a beautiful morning to stroll through the market and talk to vendors. I was feeling pretty good after yoga and my Venti iced coffee and oatmeal from Starbucks. I even stopped to get my blood pressure checked. (The nurse looked rather lonely and seemed to want some company so I figured I'd pay her a visit.) She was laughing at how excited I was to have it checked. When she checked it she knew why - 100/76. Wahoo! Then I got a free tote bag. Bonus! You know how teachers love free tote bags!
And here's the produce I bought today:
|squash, kohlrabi, and asparagus|
|massive bunch of kale|
So that's been my morning. It's going to be another hot one so I better get outside now for a little yard work before it gets too much hotter. After that I'll certainly need to take a shower. Hmmm . . . which soap will I use today???
Are you as obsessed with handmade soap as I am?