Updated: Mar 24, 2019
We recently began coming to the market at Walking Tree Brewery, held every Sunday from Noon to 3pm.
We've already made a bunch of new friends and I have probably eaten more than I should have. But it's all so good! Allow me to introduce you to some of my fellow vendors.
This is Gerard Torre. He was born in France but we are lucky he lives here now. You've never had a better chocolate almond croissant - I know this because I buy one from him every week. All his pastry is made from scratch and once you start eating here you won't be able to stop.
Next we have Stephen Maresca from Pepper Trail Farm. When my own garden runs low on pepperoncini, I buy more from him and Pepper Trail Farm. (His hot sauce and jams are pretty spectacular, too.) He is all about the spicy!
This next vendor (and my neighbor at the market) is Ricky Bettencourt of Papa B's Honey and Beeswax. Ricky's bees produce the most local honey, honey comb, and wax products you're going to find in the area.
Keep reading! I've still got more new friends you need to know about!
Next is Heather Mucklow Rossi at Fresh to Vero. She sells all kinds of beautiful fresh produce and is passionate about healthy eating. A Florida native, she grows all her veggies right here in Vero Beach.
Here is a shot of Samantha Lavery of Sweet Society Bakeshop. Her craft doughnuts and baked goods are made with local ingredients so you can feel good about eating them. If you haven't had one of her bacon chocolate doughnuts, you haven't really lived. (I love my garden's veggies but I like a sweet now and again, too!)
Cheese - is there anyone out there who doesn't like cheese? Check out Chef Lippe and his cheeses. Chef Lippe is all about the cheese, the local, and the gourmet and he knows his stuff. He even had a Guinness Cheddar on offer this Sunday in honor of St. Patrick's Day.
And last but not least, I give you Aunt Zorada Farm, specializing in vegetables, herbs, and flowers, all grown right here in Vero Beach.
Of course, the best way to discover and meet all this local talent is to come to the market yourself! Walking Tree Brewery, every Sunday, Noon-3pm. See you there!