Farmer's Market Find: Paige's Peanut Butter
A mom from Williamston began making her own peanut butter for her family to keep them from eating hydrogenated oils. The result is Paige's Peanut Butter: a natural, simple spread in a darling Mason jar.
My husband and I visit the Meridian Farmer's Market every Saturday morning to get breakfast from The Purple Carrot Truck, buy fresh veggies, chicken and pasta, and see if there are new or infrequent vendors.
This past weekend was the first time I've spotted Paige's Peanut Butter, but as a peanut butter lover, I was drawn right to their spot at the farmer's market.
Would we like a free sample? Yes please! We bought a jar of the Crunchy for $6. Sure that's more than you might spend on a large jar of Jif, but I'm happy to spend more on a delicious, homemade and local product.
As we were paying, a family came up and I overheard the mother say to her little boy, "Yes, we've gotta stock up on peanut butter," before asking for three jars. This woman was pretty smart, because my husband and I are already halfway through our jar and I don't know the next time the seller will be at the Meridian farmer's market.
The peanut butter is beyond delicious and spreadable. I've actually used a spoon to scoop it out of the jar instead of a knife because it's more liquidy than most brands, but that makes for easy spreading and dipping. It reminds me of how creamy peanut butter gets when you add it to something warm, like toast. Yesterday and I ate slices apples and dipped them into a little bowl of the peanut butter.
This morning I toasted an English muffin and spooned on some of the peanut butter. It was delicious with my cup of coffee:
I couldn't find much information about Paige's Peanut Butter online, but their email address is on their business card and sticker label: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I'll definitely be on the lookout for their next appearance at a local farmer's market, and I recommend their delicious peanut butter to everyone. Until then, I might need to conserve our resources... easier said than done.