Archive for May 15th, 2012
Blessing Acres Opening Soon!!!
I went for a drive today to see if one of my favorite local road side stands was open yet. Sadly it was not, BUT……there was a sign on the front stating that they would be open on Friday! I am overjoyed.
Several years ago my aunt introduced me to this wonderful market. It is literally a little shack that hold lots of fresh goodness. The Amish family who runs it bring in fresh fruits and veggies out of their fields daily. Whatever is in season is what you will find there. Some of the other things they sell are herbs, canned goods(that they can themselves right behind the shack), potted flowers, fresh-cut flowers, baked goods and eggs. I started ordering my corn from them since I can’t seem to grow it in my garden. They have several varieties that are all delicious.
Even though I have my own garden, I love to frequent Blessing Acres once a week or so just to see what they have that I might need in addition to my own stock.
It is definitely off the beaten path. Not something you would find just by driving around on the main roads of Holmes County. I think that is why I love it. Plus, the family is super nice and you pay on the honor system. Yep, they just have a bucket that you put your money in. They even have pen and paper so that you can add up all your goodies. How many places can you still do that? Not very many.
There are several signs pointing you in the right direction. Can you see the little hooks on the bottom of the sign below? As fruits and veggies come into season a sign with the name of the food gets added to this sign until it almost reaches the ground.
I have to apologize for the next picture. I took it through my car window. I should have got out but there were people working in the field across the road and I figured they would wonder why this crazy person was taking a picture of the empty building. So this will have to do for now. I will be sure to update you with pictures as more produce is brought in to sell. I wanted you to be able to see the before and after. Because it really does look like a little abandoned shack. But just you wait, you won’t be disappointed. The shack and surrounding area will come alive with fresh produce and beautiful flowers.
I think I may have to go down on Friday just to see what they have on their first day open. If you are in need of a great place to buy fresh produce at reasonable prices, I highly recommend Blessing Acres. And if you are visiting the area please be sure to stop in.
Blessing Acres is located about 2 miles North of the water tower in Berlin. But you can always ask around, most of the locals know where it is.
Until next time…