Although the St. Francisville Farmer’s Market doesn’t travel by horse and buggy and anymore, farmers still feature some of the freshest produce in the parish from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Thursday in the 4-H pavilion behind Fred’s Dollar Store on Wilcox Street.
Homegrown vegetables and fruits, herbs, hydroponic lettuces, microgreens, farm-fresh eggs, goat’s milk and cheeses, yogurt, baked goods, handmade soaps and lotions, flowers and more are sold.
Visitors can expect to find cucumbers, peppers, squash and tomatoes, as well as figs and watermelon.
Amy West sells homemade yogurt, but pre-orders are preferred, since minimal amounts are brought to market. Call West at (225) 635-3098, or try her Westdome hand cream made from beeswax, coconut oil and honey.
Amazing Grace goat cheese in Cajun, dill, plain and Tuscan flavors is unique to the market, as are the many varieties of Bon Savon soaps including swamp water, which is used for removing boiled seafood odor from hands.
Bread-and-butter pickles, homemade salad dressings, jams and jellies, as well as cookies, fudge, muffins and pralines also are sold weekly.
Back-to-school event planned
A back-to-school event will begin with registration from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Saturday at the West Feliciana Middle School gym in St. Francisville.
Immediately following registration, everyone will assemble in the gym for the workshop, which is expected to last until 11 a.m.
Attending students will receive supplies for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year.
For information, call Peggy Casanova, of Happi Llandiers, at (225) 635-2301.
Clothes Closet sale
The West Feliciana Clothes Closet, 4591 Feliciana St., St. Francisville, is having a sale from 8 a.m. until noon Saturday.
All proceeds benefit the West Feliciana Food Pantry.
For information, call Shirley Reed at (225) 721-0756.
Tea tasting planned
Audubon State Historic Site, 11788 La. 965, St. Francisville, will host a Colonial tea tasting event from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Sample a sumptuous selection of carefully chosen specialty teas in the classical setting of Oakley House.
For information, call (225) 635-3739.
Schools to host open houses
A series of open house events for West Feliciana Middle School students and their families will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 9559 Bains Road in St. Francisville, beginning with sixth-graders on Thursday, Aug. 6.
Seventh-graders are invited Aug. 10 and eighth-graders on Aug. 11. Times are the same for all three grades.
Bains Elementary School, 9792 Bains Road, will host its open house for second through fifth grades beginning at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 10.
Bains Lower Elementary, 9794 Bains Road, invites families of students in prekindergarten through first grades to visit beginning at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 13.
West Feliciana High School, 8604 U.S. 61, will host an open house at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 25. The first day of school for all West Feliciana Parish students is Wednesday, Aug. 12.
Send news and events for Around West Feliciana to Stacy Gill at firstname.lastname@example.org by 3 p.m. Fridays or call (225) 993-0066.