I decided to park in a new location for my second visit to the Downtown Farmers Market so the lot across the street from Sevier County Bank was a good choice. It was on Main Street and only a short walk to meet my friends, Anita and Melinda, at Courthouse Doughnuts. This is the best place to meet because good coffee is waiting for you there.
The courthouse area was festive and ready for the July 4th holiday.
We decided to first meet for coffee at Courthouse Doughnuts, chat, then continue to the downtown farmers market after a caffeine fix.
Anita said that the iced coffee was wonderful—almost like a dessert. My regular coffee was very good. In addition, I liked the set up to serve yourself. So convenient and inviting. No doughnuts for us today. We have to get ready for the beach!
Cute sign! I need to learn some gossip to earn some coffee.
Courthouse Doughnuts is truly the ‘hub’ of downtown, especially during the daytime hours. This business offers window and wall space for local artists. In addition, it allows groups to meet in the adjoining room.
My friends and I sat over our coffees and chatted, catching up on summer news and plans. Soon, we saw Sofia Connerly , who joined us at our table. We met her in April at the United Way Ladies’ Derby Hat Social and had a splendid time. She told us about some exciting plans for downtown in the coming months. Stay tuned!
Soon, we ventured out to the market. I was glad to see the truck from the Humane Society nearby. They had some adoptable pets in the gazebo area. I went to say hello and met a sweet, friendly pup. You can make a donation in their box on the table as well. They are doing a good work for the community.
There were some fabulous door decorations to browse. Orange and white, please!
Anita and Linda catching up!
It was nice to see the Lees.
Linda Hyder is a Family Consumer Science Extension agent from U.T. If you see her at the farmers market then you must stop by and see what recipe she has to sample. Today, it was a refreshing cantaloupe salad with mint and a ‘secret ingredient.’ (You will have to ask her about that when you see her.)
Linda gave us a sample in a small cup along with a copy of the recipe. I will try to make this salad soon. It reminds me of my friend Elaine’s watermelon salad. Delicious!
Here is a link to her webpage.
We ran into another S.C.H.S. colleague! Mr. Hanlon was enjoying the good weather and low humidity today.
So glad to run into friends today.
It is pretty downtown nowadays.
Try to pay a visit to the Downtown Farmers Market on Fridays when you are out and about in Sevierville…