Jams, tubs and preserves featured in the Friday Farmer’s Market – Daily Leader

BROOKHAVEN — Rona Barrett performed the Eagles’ “Seven Bridges Road” at Brookhaven Farmers Market on Friday as a guest musician. People gathered under the trees as it performed, and along the sides were vendors in tents as rain threatened.

Friday’s guest vendor, Anglin Outdoors, a business selling duck hunting gear, hog hunting gear and turkey hunting gear, was hidden in the back. Owner Adam Anglin sat behind a table with tack and strap products they make in addition to hunting gear.

He said he started weaving rosaries and rosaries about seven years ago, and grew from there. His friends, who hunt, asked him if he could make bags for them. He made equipment for them, and it became a business.

“I’ve always had trouble keeping my train of thought while praying. This led me to making rosaries,” Anglin said. “Business boomed last year as we ship product to 19 states. I started making my own skull mounts, and they turned out great.

A resident of Brookhaven, he posts on his company’s facebook, Anglin Outdoors, where he will be present at various farmers’ markets. Facebook is also how people can order products from Anglin Outdoors. He said he wouldn’t be back at Brookhaven Farmers Market until Christmas.

Anglin Outdoor’s various products are made from paracord because they will last longer, he said. Although they have items for sale at farmers markets, he enjoys working with hunters to create the product they need.

On his table is a basket of bracelets that he sells for a dollar. Proceeds will go to the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Jackson to help with their Christmas shopping event.

“Last year my daughter was burned and we took her to the burns centre. Now you can’t even tell she was burned,” Anglin said. “Last Christmas, the burn center took her shopping. Now we sell the bracelets to help the center.

Preserves Lori McKenzie

Arlington residents Lori and Dan McKenzie sat in a tent to the right of Anglin Outdoors. Jars of jellies and pickles covered their two table spreads.

Lori said it’s amazing how far she’s come in a year. She only had a table last year as she enters her second year of coming to farmers markets.

Her husband Dan spent 20 years working in the packaging and labeling industry and created the logo featured on the lids of the jars. It helps to have her expertise in graphic design, Lori said.

Lori’s Canned Goods started a year ago when she tried to recreate the cinnamon pickles that Dan’s mom used to pot. She took them to work in the cafeteria of the Bogue Chitto Attendance Center.

“My manager was my mentor because she loved pickling. She tried the cinnamon pickles and was like, ‘I don’t know why you don’t take them to the farmer’s market,'” Lori said. is like my second job. It takes a lot of time, sweat and sugar to make them. Seven cups of sugar make seven jars.

She said she liked the soothing nature of canned jellies. Twice a week she sells jars, and the other three days she makes a batch to sell. A batch of cinnamon pickles takes three days to prepare, she said.

They love coming to the farmer’s market, Lori said. Dan added that he is a people person and likes to talk to people at the market.

“Once we get here and settle in, we love being outdoors,” Lori said. “I like talking to everyone.”

Join the Brookhaven Farmers Market every week on Tuesdays and Fridays to enjoy local music and vendors. Tuesday markets are held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Amtrak Train Depot at 440 North Railroad Avenue with air conditioning and shelter from the elements. Friday markets are held in the park across from Jaine’s Bakery on South Whitworth Drive from 8am-12pm. On rainy days, the market moves to the train depot.

Markets usually last until early July, when agricultural produce begins to run out. Cash is recommended for all customers as some vendors do not accept cards. Those interested in becoming a vendor can message the Brookhaven Farmers Market Facebook page.

James V. Payne