Henderson sells baked, canned goods at local market

Published 1:23 am Thursday, August 2, 2018

The rain may have stopped some vendors from coming to the Andalusia Farmers Market yesterday, but Renee Henderson toughed out the weather to sell her homemade goods.

Henderson, a Carolina native, said that she has come every year to sell her goods.

She makes pickles, jellies, jams, baked goods and whatever is in season.

Henderson started coming to the Farmers Market after her husband suggested it too her.

“I was making all this stuff at home,” Henderson said. “Then one day he told me to take a chance and to come out here and sell it. I have been here every year since.”

Henderson said that she started baking at a young age.

“I think that my favorite things to make are the jellies and the baked goods,” Henderson said. “It has been very rewarding.”

Despite the rain, Henderson said that she still did well yesterday.

“It has been a slow day, because I normally sell out of my baked goods, especially my pound cakes,” Henderson said. “But I still had a great time.”

This year, Henderson said that her pickled squash, baked goods and fig preserves have been the best sellers.

“I don’t know what it is, but people loved the pickled squash,” Henderson said. “And the fig preserves are going fast.”

While Henderson is not making baked goods or pickled squash, she works part-time at Southern Independent Bank as a teller, but she plans on selling her goodies at the Farmer’s Market for as long as she can.

“The people here are like another family to me,” Henderson said. “I meet new people every Wednesday and Saturday. I’m sure I will be here every year until I can’t do it anymore.”

This Saturday, August 4, is the last day for the Farmers Market in 2018. It will be open from 7 a.m., until noon.