After the rain, Camilo from Crafted House dried the jars of artisan jam as he explained the different flavors and offering. "Sure it was raining, but people aren't scared of a little rain," he says. "People have been coming in, and I've actually been doing really well, especially since it was just the first day. Imagine next week [if] it isn't raining."
It was an eclectic assortment from the local food scene. Cookielicious spread out a table packed with sweets (anything from bread rolls to seasonal cookies, pastries, and flourless chocolate cake).
Louise Dutton of Weezie's Kitchen had set up a tent and offered samples of gluten-free bread. Dutton explained that the rain had ruined a few of her loaves with moisture, but she kept high spirits.
For food, there was a basil tartare and multiple types of ceviche at Curich Novo Andino's tent. There was also Herbecue's barbecue, which offered anything from pulled pork to sausages and baked mac 'n' cheese. Since the wind was blowing to the southwest, the wafts of the sizzling meat filled the market and lured hungry shoppers.
There was also plenty of farm-grown produce, a "Farm to Chef" cooking demonstration on a stage, plenty of tables to sit at (if you had something to wipe the raindrops off), and even live music.
The Oakland Park Farmers' Market will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. every Tuesday on the southwest corner of NE 38th Street and Dixie Highway. Call 954-696-9577, or visit opculinaryarts.com.