In the land of milk and honey, finding just what you need for the holiday of Shavuot can be one-stop shopping, if you know where to shop.
We had a wonderful but too-brief visit to the Gush Etzion Farmers' Market, sponsored by Lone Tree Brewery and Ruti's Gallery. (Nice lady. No relation.) Lone Tree Brewery's beer garden, located in the courtyard of Antman's Farm (opposite the Deer Park) in Gush Etzion, was the market's pleasant open-air venue.
Be'gdei Hemp makes beautifully woven garments to order. Watch for the bass player of the Strung-Out Quartet to be wearing one of these hemp shirts in an upcoming gig...
Debra and I still can't pin down where we know each other from; but it will be worth further investigation, just to see more of her beautiful fabric art. I need to remind the guys that my birthday is coming, and that turquoise is my favorite color...
Kiddush Club would be a win-win situation. A taste really did the convincing, though: the matjes herring was delicately salted, and not too oily. A real pleasure!
Israel Gone Raw...
There were other booths I was too rushed to photograph, such as Holy Cacao Chocolate, Israel's Hebron-based "beans to bar" handmade chocolate company. This firm produces the. best. chocolate. I have ever tasted. (Fortunately, I did catch up with Mssrs. Zander and Stender earlier in the week for a Stender-birthday-moment photo at Malcha Mall.)
In case you didn't make it to the premier event (or wanted more time to enjoy), the Gush Etzion Farmers' Market returns in a month! Applications are being sought from vendors with fresh produce, crafts, kosher prepared foods and baked goods, jewelry, and more. Local vendors can contact Susan at susan_levin at yahoo.com or 054 234 5439.
The Victoria Day 268th edition of Haveil Havalim is available at The Rebbetzin's Husband!
Yom Tov: Jewish holiday
Shavuot: "Feast of Weeks"
Heimish: [Yiddish] Warm and comfortable; homey; folksy