This morning I went to the All-Local Farmers Market on Whaley Street in downtown Columbia. It was so much fun! They had a great set up and an awesome group of vendors. I was fascinated by all of the different vendors that were there. There were so many things I wanted to buy but had to control my spending. :) This farmers market is open every Saturday and you can find out more about them by going to their Facebook page.
One of the best things I bought today was a pork rub called Divine Swine. At first, I was looking at the rub and thinking I certainly don't need another rub. I started talking to Ed, the owner, and he had a tray full of samples. Of course, I took him up on the offer of the sample and it was delicious. I still wasn't sure I needed to buy another rub so I walked around to the see what the other vendors had to offer. By the end of my walking round, I still could taste the delicious rub that I had eaten over 30 minutes ago. So...I decided to go back to get one. :) I couldn't wait to bring it home and make something with it so on my way home I went to Publix and bought a pack of porkchops and a Boston Butt Roast to make BBQ in the crockpot tomorrow for the 4th. I made some porkchops tonight and they were absolutely delicious! Be sure to check out the Divine Swine Facebook page and go by and get you a bottle of it next Saturday! I promise you...you will LOVE it!
I also got some amazing blueberries today on my way home from Berry Hill Farms in Red Bank. It is a pick-your-own blueberry farm. I had the best time picking blueberries for the first time and will DEFINITELY be going back for more! They were so good and perfectly sweet. The best part of it all was that a pound of blueberries is only $1.25 a pound!!! I was able to get about 7 pounds for just over $7.00! That is a far better price than the small carton of blueberries from the grocery store! They are also pesticide free which makes them even better! Go check them out! Their hours and directions are posted on their website. Be sure to "friend" them on Facebook too! I will be posting some blueberry recipes this week!