Fun in Fort Bend: Fort Bend Home & Garden Show brings home improvement to life | Community

If you have ever wondered what goes on at the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds when the Fort Bend County Reasonable is around, the answer is: plenty. 

The most modern event — the Fort Bend County Household & Back garden Show  — was hosted principally indoors very last Saturday and Sunday and was effectively-attended even with gusts of wind that arrived at speeds of 40 miles for every hour or extra in some parts when I made my way to the fairgrounds on Saturday afternoon. 

The home and backyard garden clearly show featured booths from vendors devoted to dwelling advancement, decorating and inside design and style as properly as landscapes and out of doors entertainment. 

It also showcased a winter present market place with boutique outfits, jewellery and home goods, as very well as beer and wine sampling, and an additional developing devoted fully to foods samples.

There ended up also free seminars for attendees on a range of subject areas. Lauren Sotomayor hosted a charcuterie board course and Madeleine Banks held a primer on how to use custom made-established materials to personalize your home’s inside. Rob Stress of Austin-dependent LALO Tequila held a “Tequila 101” class for people searching for the best approaches to use the spirit in cocktails. 

Food trucks Crazy Cookers, International Policy and Tacos y Gorditas Rioverde marketed their fare on the grounds as very well. 

One particular of the to start with distributors I achieved was Sharon Hoermann of South Texas Pecans in Yoakum. Her partner Jason Hoermann has been running the family’s pecan orchard given that 2015, which was started off by Jason’s grandfather in 1971. 

“We care for about 500 acres,” Sharon claimed. “We have a commercial kitchen area on web site that everything receives processed in. We shell our have pecans, we make our have flavors. We press our own pecan oil as perfectly.” 

Sharon instructed me she attended a market place at the fairgrounds in Oct and designs to return yet again in March. She mentioned her most common product is most likely her cinnamon-glazed pecans. 

“It’s not also crunchy,” she mentioned. “The little ones convey to me it preferences like cinnamon toast crunch cereal.” 

Up coming, I met Danessa Yaschuck. Danessa and her partner Brent Yaschuck are beekeepers and honey purveyors dependent in Damon. 

In 2015, the Yaschucks were dwelling in Sienna, when they began their beekeeping as a pastime. Now their honey can be uncovered in 15 neighborhood H-E-B grocery outlets. 

“We had been advertising honey off of our golf cart up coming to the elementary university in the corner,” Danessa mentioned.”Everybody was like, ‘what farmers marketplaces do you go to?’ And we are like, ‘oh, we will not go to any.’”

Due to preferred demand, the Yaschucks begun their possess farmer’s market, and then their business took off. Three a long time later on, they moved out to the countryside, and now they control more than 300 hives at SweetNes Honey Apiaries & Beetique near Brazos Bend Point out Park. 

At SweetNes, you can buy uncooked regional honey, bee pollen, honey sticks, candles and beeswax, and a lot more. 

A different service provider at the marketplace I achieved on Saturday was a newcomer to Rosenberg. Julie Montoya, a retiree from the Travis County Clerk’s Workplace in Austin, advised me she’s been retired considering that 2020, but currently had “put her foot in the door” attending markets throughout Central Texas for the very last five several years with her boutique enterprise, Jules and Coco. At her booth, I found Texas-shaped necklaces, wooden earrings, and decor sporting the logos of a variety of Texas universities.

“I like executing new activities in different metropolitan areas,” Montoya stated. “So that’s my objective for 2022.”

Subsequent up at the fairgrounds is the spring marketplace, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, March 11-13. 

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