Saturday, May 10, 2008

Hands and Soap


Last time I looked for census details, Mendocino county had under 100,000 residents all told. So our farmer's markets are truly local, from a small population base. Right here in town we have a wonderful soapmaker, Dancing Madrone Soap Company, with products sold at many outlets around Willits and beyond. Here at the weekly market, the owner/crafter (and former nurse) sells end-cuttings, close-outs, or vaguely not-perfect pieces to wise consumers. Even as she counts the packets, this guy can't help reaching for yet another bar.

I was honored to learn that my soapmaker already had this blog bookmarked! And hello to her daughter too. Remember everyone, tomorrow is Mother's Day here in the US.

7 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

Happy Mom's Day to all the ladies and for the gents -- just wait.

Nice post about the soap. One of my daughter's buys home made soap somewhere and it comes to our house in a large box. I would think it would last at least the rest of the year but before long here comes another box.

I don't think she eats it but it does smell good.

Dina said...

Nice combination. Very expressive.

raf said...

Yea, it's market time of year again. Nice take of the transaction. Looking forward to more of your posts from Mendocino area.

Kym said...

I can't wait for our market to start up!!!

USelaine said...

Thanks everyone for stopping by. I too am soooo happy the season is back.

Knoxville Girl said...

It's the hands that make this photo interesting! We have a soapmaker at our farmers market too - she has a green tea soap that smells so nice.

Jules said...

Love the markets. We have one everyday here but with garden produce and hand-made bags and mats etc