Saturday, April 15, marked the opening of the Tappahannock Farmer’s Market (TFM). Vendors were on hand from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The market is located in the center of historic downtown Tappahannock, on Cross and Prince Streets. Vendors sold jewelry, various food items, kettle corn, embroidered items, fresh flowers, plants and vegetables. The good weather brought out the crowd and the smell of kettle corn filled the air.
Liz Headley, owner of Life in the Northern Neck, had a large colorful display of embroidered items with themes that reflect the Northern Neck. You will find the signature crab on many items to include: cup holders, tote bags, and towels.
Bright Eyes Concession and Catering Cargo (BECCC), a family owned business from Montross, has been in business for 5 years. Husband and wife, Stanley and Sharon Newman and daughter, Shakolie Newman and Sharon’s sister, Satonia Wilson manages the business. After helping friends in the mobile food business, they decided they would do something different on the side and after retirement, they would be ready to roll. Stanley said, “I am the master chef.” Sharon admits her specialty is the crab balls and Stanley’s specialty is the chicken wings, while Chicola said, “I just do it all…the taste tester…I make the sandwiches.” Wilson jokingly said, “I am the mascot, I’ve been riding the barstool.”