Good Morning, Good Morning, Good Morning
The Baby Ruth candy bar was named after the legendary baseball player, right?
Baby Ruth, was actually named after the granddaughter of a candy manufacturer
King James, in a jocular mood, once knighted a particularly tasty side of beef and addressed it as “Sir Loin.”
Piggyback has nothing at all to do with pigs. Uh Huh!
Piggyback evolved from pick-a-back, which meant to pitch something onto the back.
It’s actually a sunflower, not an artichoke, and native to the Americas, not the Holy Land. Cultivated by Italians who called it “Girasole,” it became Jerusalem artichoke to English speakers who had trouble pronouncing the Italian name.
Turkey. And how did the Thanksgiving fowl get its name?
From Turkey, the Mideast nation, but by mistake. English speakers called guinea fowl from Africa “turkeys” after they were imported through Turkish territory. The first American “turkeys” exported to England in the 16th century were believed to be related and, consequently, got the same name.
Laid An Egg
The egg laid when a performance flops or things don’t go right is certainly not a hen’s egg. But it may be a metaphorical goose egg, according to Rawson, like the zeros laid on the scoreboard at baseball games by losing ballclubs.
The English language is littered with words and phrases dropped by unknown passersby
Some son of a guns with loose tongues went gung ho with their metaphors and now the rest of us have to bite the bullet. Most linguistic litterbugs have gotten away scot-free, leaving bad eggs like bozos and stool pigeons and crap laying around with no explanation for where they came from, or what they really mean. It’s enough to drive you batty.
And so, in the absence of any certainty when we get down to brass tacks it’s human nature to wing it.
It is a lovely December morning indeed. Now that your brain is clicking along with some interesting notions, Notion right on over to your local Farmers Market for that perfect gift, flavorful meats and veggies and a yummy goat’s milk scrub, beautiful dangly something and memories you will enjoy. Grab your 4-legged partner and grab a biscuit for them too.
Our directory link to the markets will provide a google map to get you to the market right from your smartphone.
Stay safe, and give your fellow Texans a smile and a Howdie Neighbor greeting! Enjoy the Farmers Markets. Please remember the 6 feet rule and bring your designer mask. If you have a favorite vendor, post a selfie with them, and share the love. We thank you for supporting local businesses!
East of IH35:
Georgetown – Wolf Ranch Farmers Market follow their Facebook sight for updates on available items. 8 am – 1 pm. All kinds of pumpkins n squash – mushrooms – zucchini – farm-raised chicken- local honey – Brazilian cheese bread. Gourmet popcorn – beef jerky – fresh pickles- pecans. Grill up your favorite veggie with a little Central Texas Olive Ranch Oil! Botanical gardens in a pot- Beautiful woodwork – cutting boards- bowls and more! Erica’s healthy Pets for some wholesome pup treats – emu oil is fabulous. Sourdough bread – and spices and rubs – They have it all, make your list and pack up the family for a great morning at the market. Supporting your local farmers market is the best way to start a day. We recommend for your morning brew, Tough Mother health drink– this stuff will cure what ails you. Different flavors kinda like kombucha but better.
Round Rock –Farmer George has something new stirring up every week. Cooking, crafting, health and wellness, and more: Farmer George Farmers Market Sporting 3 markets now, who hoo! a general store on line – you can pre-order your products and pick-up family size, fresh meals from Sapphire catering. Drive up-n-pick up curbside – The Saturday location is behind Ikea – fresh pies, and wonderful tasty farm-raised beef and chicken for the grill. Find gluten-free specialty breads, elderberry products to support your immune system, handmade soaps, candles, and jewelry. 10 am – 2 pm every Saturday.
West if IH35
Smooth Village Market – set in the Heart of Leander 9 am – 1 pm.– look for the Airstream trailers! A few New vendors have arrived adding to your market surprise, oh what a treat! Colorful and flavor-filled veggies and fruits for your football dips and snacks. Auntie’s seasoning salts, a load of flavored jerky to include whiskey and honey jalapeno garlic and cowboy. Beautiful pottery, one-of-a-kind masks and south porch custom made gifts and easy to carry in your purse sanitizer stay that will not dry up your hands from Ellie Cat. It is another freedom filled and beautiful day under the oak trees grab the kids and enjoy the morning. They also offer live music and entertainment in the evenings Thursday – Sunday. Stop by and join the fun in Leander at the shiny, smooth village and farmers market.
Liberty Hill – The Market at Indian Mound Ranch – 12805 SH 29 W, 9 am – 1 pm – All morning Vintage style shopping in Liberty Hill. – Don’t forget to pick up your farm fresh eggs, local honey, fresh-baked bread and treats, longhorn beef and there are more treats. Kettle chips, pecans, pickles, jams and jellies. Handcrafted sewn items and beautiful fun jewelry. Follow and share the love on Facebook for updates. Vendors galore head on over and enjoy!
Very East of IH35
Taylor Heritage Square – Market on Main 10 am-2 pm Erica’s Healthy Pet Treats and care products is back this weekend. Local Farmers and artisans promise to provide their best in stock fresh off the farm. You can pick up loads of fresh vegetables and honey products by Coupland Honey Company and Bucking Goat farm, Woodhoek Wild is stopping in with all organic soaps, body care products and soy wax candles. There will be a vendor or two with sweet and savory baked goods jams and pickles. A present for a friend – Hanle’s Beautiful clay poppies and flowers. Perfectly nestled under the Awning at the pavilion. Stop by and fill up your grocer bags with all your weekend desires.
Isle Acre Farms in Leander CSA program invites you to come pick up your veggies at their farm stand Wednesdays 3-6 pm. Place a Pre-order on line. They also offer Farm classes for kids. Tours and events on their wonderful farm will begin in the Fall. Offering real food and real happiness!
WilCo Farmers Market in Sun City Now open and full of great vendors to help and serve you. 9 am-noon. The freshest and the best in Sun City. Take a stroll through the market and enjoy their great atmosphere and friendly faces.
Savory Farmer’s Market at Travisso – At the Travisso Palazzo Clubhouse from 3 – 7 pm. A few of the vendors Include Flat Creek Winery, Michelle East and here beautiful handmade pottery, Original Dog Treat Truck Co., Fairy Fire Candles, Brangus Best Beef, Coyote Moon Coffee and Savory Alaska Seafood. You can find local honey, Organic-gluten free backed goods, live plants, fresh veggies and more. A great little market in Leander to visit. Food trucks include cool ice cream treats and a rotation of great food for a quick dinner. Check out the Facebook link for the most current updates.
WilCo Farmers Market 10 am -2 pm https://www.wilcofarmersmarket.com/ Between 7th and 8th Across from the Library. Veggies, protein, honey, pastas, and natural products. Remember to check out their market on Tuesdays at Sun City under the trees and in the cool morning hours.
Elgin Texas Farmers Market 5 pm – 8 pm. Growing weekly; Yegua Creek Farms, Sweet life Soap Co. Banner Distilling Co., Nanny Goat Salsa, Bucking Goat Farm, Rustic Manor Creations and Body and Shine Wellness and Yoga are just a few of the new additions. Join Amber Oaks on Thursday evenings and enjoy a little home town fun in Elgin! Follow their Facebook for updates.
Amber Oaks in Thrall is a primary supporter of the Elgin Market. You can go to their website and join their Meat Buyers Club. Organic, pastured raised, no hormones or antibiotics guaranteed to be very best. Get daily updates on their Facebook site! Chicken is back in stock so get it while it lasts!
Contact John or Molly via the website with any questions, they deliver in Hutto, Pflugerville, Taylor, or Elgin.