Sunday, June 22, 2014

the village market

if you haven't been to the village market yet, you have to check it out! seriously, what are you waiting for? i went two weekends ago to grab a doughnut, but i was out of town last weekend, and when i showed up yesterday i barely recognized the place! this little farmers market is growing by leaps and bounds. check out all the details below:

the village market is located in the village of west greenville, right along pendleton street and across from the village studios and gallery. head over a little before 10 am on saturdays, which is when it opens, to snag a good parking spot.

vagabond barista has teamed up with circa doughnuts to create one devilishly delicious duo. i got a cold brew from vagabond it was just delightful, and even though it was supposed to be 90 degrees the hot coffee was selling fast too, so that should tell you something. also, how cool is all their brewing equipment? apparently you can brew the same beans with with different methods to create totally unique flavors.

shannon, the mastermind behind circa doughnuts, introduced a new flavor since my last visit: chocolate ganache! i cannot even begin to describe how good this was. the flavor was so rich, i really couldn't believe that i was just eating a doughnut. it's not like she just schlapped some icing on top either. the taste was complex and intriguing, and it made you want to take another bite to try and pin down what that secret ingredient was. i love how she's transformed such a humble pastry and given it some highbrow flavor. word on the street is, a third flavor will be introduced soon, too. can't wait!

i think the number of tents at the village market has tripled since my first visit. shindig furnishings has been there since the beginning with some awesome, midcentury houseware finds. if madmen is your jam, you have to check them out. (i still can't believe that no one has snatch up that bar cart!) there's also a bunch of new additions too, like riacycled art. they make beautiful cutting boards out of recycled stone slabs, which are just gorgeous.

i got to chat with some of the vendors, like suzie of statice flowers. her beautiful arrangements caught my eye from across the market, so i had to stop by and get a closer look. she does weddings, events or you can just take home a sweet bouquet for your kitchen table.

if you missed her at indie craft parade last fall, don't worry! brooke jones of juxtaposition has brought her found treasures to the village market. everything she has is so cute, it was hard to pick out what to buy. that little flying pig really stole my heart, but i ended up snagging the pink horseshoe in the first picture.

right next door to juxtaposition was tin oiseau. jessica sharp is the brains behind this operation, and whether you need invitations or thank you notes, she's got you covered. her stamps and stationery are to die for, plus she has some other fun goodies like washi tape and paper straws at her booth. 

after that doughnut, i wish i still had room for asada, but sadly this belly can only hold so much. their tacos are excellent though, so if you go around lunch time, definitely pick one up.

to cap it all off, these guys started playing some tunes around 11 or so. good eats, crafts, coffee and tunes. what more could you want? and did i mention that the village market is dog friendly? 

so bring your pup and come on out to west village next weekend. hope to see you there :)

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  1. It was great talking with you on Saturday! Thanks for including me in your post and enjoy the horseshoe. :) Love your blog!

  2. I want the bar cart and flying pig please!