Friday, June 14, 2013

Holland Family Farms to debut new soap line at June 15 Holly Springs Farmers' Market

    The Holland family of Marshall County has been farming near Hudsonville since 1899. Jesse Holland was editor of The Daily Mississippian some years back (say 1994?), and now covers the Supreme Court for the Associated Press. They are going to be on the Marshall County courthouse Square Saturday, June 15, from 7 a.m. to noon as part of the county farmer’s market.
    They have a line of goat’s milk soap. I have not tried it but they are getting some raves on their Facebook page. Click here for their webpage.

“We have been told that the annual Holly Springs Farmers’ Market will begin this Saturday, June 15th on the historic Holly Springs Courthouse Square, from 7 am until noon.
“We will be at the market with some of our produce such as onions, collard greens, swiss chard and fresh herbs. Check back here tomorrow on our Facebook Fan Page for a complete list of our produce we’ll have for Saturday!
“A new addition to our stand this year will be our 1899 Goat’s Milk Soap. We will have our 12 varieties on hand for purchase. Our goat milk soap is great to use for that dry, itchy summer skin! We’ve had great comments about the soap, so we hope y’all will try it! ‘Your skin will thank you!’ ”

    Another post lists herbs and produce available: “Collard Greens, Mustard Greens, Swiss Chard, Green Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Squash, Potatoes, Onions, Garlic, Mint, Rosemary, Parsley, Basil, Chives and Lavender. As the growing season progresses, we will have more produce available!”
Jesse Holland
    The AP reporter Jesse Holland now lives in Washington. He is the author of Black Men Built the Capitol: Discovering African-American History In and Around Washington, D.C.
    If I get up there tomorrow maybe I'll be able to take a couple of photos and write a short feature.

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