Henry Horton State Park in Chapel Hill, Tennessee is hosting a Saturday Farmers Artisan Market until November 6. The market is from 7:00 a.m. to noon, and after September 18, it will be from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
I recently visited the park and found the Market in a parking lot behind the Lodge. The booths had everything from vegetables to handmade soaps to arts and crafts.
At Soirée-Leone's booth, I treated myself to a chocolate croissant. It was so delicious! The chocolate inside was rich, and I particularly enjoyed the ingredient list. I could pronounce every ingredient, and I liked how descriptive it was. I can't remember reading another list that specified which breed of chicken laid the eggs used in the recipe.
But I didn't just treat myself! When buying my croissant, I noticed that Soirée-Leone also sells kimchi. My husband loves kimchi so I got him a jar of their classic variety. He really enjoyed it and ate it straight out of the jar as a snack.
I also stopped at a booth that sold homemade dog treats. My dog loved the peanut butter and banana mini doughnut and the cheddar treats I got for her.
On my way out, I visited Dolly of "Designs by Dolly"; she was selling her handmade crafts. I particularly enjoyed looking at the cute items she made from old tobacco stakes - what a great way to reuse materials! I got two picture frames and plan to use them to display air plants.
If you're in Henry Horton State Park on a Saturday, stop by the Market! This is a great way to support local farmers and artisans while treating yourself after a morning hike.