WEST BLOCTON FARMERS MARKET HAS A LITTLE FUN WITH CAKE BAKE-OFF
Over in Bibb County, another farmers market was held in the main street of downtown this weekend.
Since the West Blocton’s grocery store closed two years ago, the city had to come up with an idea to provide fresh produce and other items to its residents. So, the farmer’s market idea was born.
Today, though, wasn’t an ordinary farmer’s market – this one had a sweet twist.
“Let’s do something fun,” Kathy McCulley, West Blocton’s farmers market manager, said. “Everybody is big on history, so let’s look back and see what would have been. So, we ended up with this cake baking contest and we thought, OK, we might have five cakes. We have 22 cakes today.”
And a beehive of a dessert took the cake: it won first place.
There were many different types of cakes set for the judges to eat, and WVUA 23’s very own Khadijah Torbert was one of the judges for the West Blocton cake-off.
For those who missed today’s event, no worries. Every second and fourth Saturday, West Blocton holds its farmers market with an interesting twist each time.