If you’ve been craving a drive out to Taylor, this coming weekend is the weekend to go!
In addition to the Taylor’s Farmer Market holding its first sale day of the summer on Saturday, the new Olivia’s Corner Market, which officially opens for business on Thursday in the former location of Emileigh’s Table, will also be serving a full breakfast and lunch for all of you hungry shoppers on Saturday.
For those familiar with Olivia’s Food Emporium on the Square, owner Mary Catherine Guest is now bringing her love of Italian cooking to the Plein Air neighborhood of Taylor, where she’ll be serving up authentic Italian food, buffet style. Dishes you can look forward to include lasagna, stuffed artichokes, veal parmesan, meatballs, stuffed rolled meat, eggplant parmesan and more. Mary Catherine also plans to offer what she says is one of the best burgers around as well as many of the dips and spreads that are currently found at Olivia’s Food Emporium.
The upper floor of Olivia’s Corner Market will be transformed into an event space with a ballroom, and there are plans for events to be held both inside and outside of the restaurant in the near future. A brown-bag option is also in the works.
Hours for Olivia’s Corner Market are: Thursday/Friday (lunch), Saturday (breakfast/lunch), Sunday (lunch).
The Taylor Farmer’s Market will be held 8:00 a.m. until noon on Saturday with more than two dozen vendors selling produce and plants, a performance by Chauncey and The Beast, and Kidfest hosted by Plein Air Montessori.
The annual Taylor Holiday Market will be held in the Plein Air Neighborhood of Taylor this coming Saturday, December 4, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., followed by a Christmas parade. Vendors will be selling handmade holiday gifts, decorations, baked goods (breads, pies, sweet breads), party foods (dips, sweets, preserves) and fall produce (local greens, honey and more). Live music will be provided by the Yes, Virginias.
For more information, call 662-832-8727.
I made my way out to Taylor Farmers’ Market this past weekend and came home with some unique finds—San Marzano tomatoes, pickled watermelon rinds and more.
If you haven’t found the time to get out there on a Saturday morning yet, you’re quickly running out of time. The Market only runs through October, so if you enjoy locally grown produce, homemade baked goods, handcrafted art and free music, don’t miss the chance to find it all in one place, especially now that the weather is cooling off.
The Taylor Farmers’ Market runs every Saturday through October from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Photo: Plein Air
It’s a beautiful day to be outside, and a great excuse to get out there is the Taylor Farmers’ Market Preview Party held in conjunction with Tin Pan Alley’s Spring Garden Show. From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, you can get a preview of some of the spring produce, baked goods, seafood and more that will soon be a regular weekend occurrence when June rolls around.
Perusing all of that food is bound to make your stomach growl; luckily, Emileigh’s Table is right next door to feed the hunger. Open for lunch from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. today, the menu includes poppy seed chicken, barbecue, hamburger steak and a veggie plate.
When you’ve finished up in Taylor, head back to the Square to check out the Oxford Artist’s Guild Spring Show taking place on the Courthouse lawn from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. View artwork from 35 different artists and possibly find that perfect item you’ve been searching for to complete your decor. And when you do, why not celebrate over dinner at your favorite Oxford restaurant!