Our purchases from Twins' Kitchen
We love a good farmers’ market. We visit the NC Farmers’ Market south of Downtown as much as possible, but with an average trip running 30 minutes one way from Durant Road, we do not make this trip that often. Luckily, a group of farmers got together to establish a site for a satellite location off Durant at Falls River Town Centre. Besides a great area for stores, including your basic Food Lion, Ace Hardware, and Dollar General, you can find China Fu (a good Chinese restaurant), a few tailors/dry cleaners, a Trek bicycle shop, The Little Gym, a NY-style deli, Andy’s Cheesesteaks, and MUCH more (including our dentists!). With this move to develop a ‘community,’ the group of businesses lobbied for the N. Raleigh Farmers’ Market to meet within the Falls River Town Centre, which they finally decided to do. We now can stop for fresh strawberries, tomatoes, wines, cheeses, seafood, and so much more. We became even more excited when finding out that Twins’ Kitchen would run a booth during Wednesday evening hours. The Market is also open on Saturdays, from 8-12pm, but with their other committments, the Twins could not make it on Saturdays.
While the Wednesday we stopped was a hot day, the Twins had all of their items in a cooler, except those on display. Even with a sunny, humid afternoon, they looked good! Some of the items included ‘monkey bread,’ two cookies making a sandwich around some frosting, brownies, and cupcakes. My girls each picked out a cupcake, 2 brownies, and the monkey bread. When we got home we sampled the cupcakes right away. While I anticipated the usual g-f taste, these blew those expectations away. The chocolate tasted just like a Hostess chocolate cupcake, and the vanilla tasted good as well. The girls definitely enjoyed them! The monkey break, a bread with cinammon mixed throughout, provided a good morning snack, and I would like to say how the brownies were, but the girls did not share them with me! I guess shows how much they enjoyed them!
We so appreciate the Twins (http://www.twinskitchen.com/) trekking to our Farmers’ Market. They commented that business was steady for them–a great sign that everyone out there knew about this. I also talked with a friend who went to the Farmers’ Market, bought a cookie from Twins, thinking it was just a usual cookie, and she remarked it tasted as good as any she ever ate. All so close to home too!