Among the vendors each Saturday at the Waxahachie Downtown Farmers Market is Gayle Reeves, owner of Fresh from Granny. Reeves’ oven has been serving up homemade cookies, muffins and breads at the market since 2000.
“I love to bake and, with the passing of the Texas Cottage Law, I can bring and sell the foods I love to bake,” Reeves said. “Being retired from the corporate world, my new job is baking all day on Friday to bring food to the farmers market. I love to bake; it’s therapy to me.
“I sell a lot of cookies here and most of the time I sell out,” she said. “The pastries and breads also do well.”
Helping Reeves at her booth was grandson, Rylie Horn, who vouched that all of his grandmother’s pastries are good.
“I came to the farmers market because I love to bake and share what I’ve baked,” Reeves said. “The farmers market gives me a reason to bake. I also love to meet people and hear about them.”
In addition to her pastries, Reeves is a distributor for a noodle company.
“A few years back, I found Mrs. Miller’s Amish Noodles from Fredericksburg, Ohio,” she said. “Their quality ratings were high and they had a wide selection of the handmade noodles.”
Reeves offers 19 flavors of noodles.
“The favorites here are artichoke spinach and tomato basil, but they all sell well,” she said.
The farmers market is open from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays through October at 411 S. Rogers St.