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 Fair is in excess of, the remedy is: lots. 

The most modern event — the Fort Bend County Dwelling & Garden Show  — was hosted primarily indoors final Saturday and Sunday and was perfectly-attended regardless of gusts of wind that arrived at speeds of 40 miles for every hour or more in some parts when I built my way to the fairgrounds on Saturday afternoon. 

The home and garden clearly show featured booths from distributors committed to dwelling advancement, decorating and interior layout as nicely as landscapes and outdoor leisure. 

It also showcased a wintertime present market place with boutique clothes, jewellery and dwelling items, as properly as beer and wine sampling, and an additional setting up devoted solely to foods samples.

There were also free seminars for attendees on a range of topics. Lauren Sotomayor hosted a charcuterie board course and Madeleine Banking companies held a primer on how to use custom-produced fabrics to personalize your home’s interior. Rob Burden of Austin-based LALO Tequila held a “Tequila 101” class for those looking for the most effective techniques to use the spirit in cocktails. 

Food stuff trucks Crazy Cookers, Foreign Plan and Tacos y Gorditas Rioverde bought their fare on the grounds as effectively. 

A single of the initial distributors I met was Sharon Hoermann of South Texas Pecans in Yoakum. Her spouse Jason Hoermann has been handling the family’s pecan orchard given that 2015, which was began by Jason’s grandfather in 1971. 

“We treatment for about 500 acres,” Sharon reported. “We have a business kitchen on web page that everything gets processed in. We shell our have pecans, we make our own flavors. We push our own pecan oil as perfectly.” 

Sharon instructed me she attended a current market at the fairgrounds in Oct and options to return once again in March. She explained her most well known merchandise is likely her cinnamon-glazed pecans. 

“It’s not as well crunchy,” she said. “The young ones inform me it tastes like cinnamon toast crunch cereal.” 

Upcoming, I fulfilled Danessa Yaschuck. Danessa and her partner Brent Yaschuck are beekeepers and honey purveyors based in Damon. 

In 2015, the Yaschucks had been residing in Sienna, when they commenced their beekeeping as a passion. Now their honey can be found in 15 local H-E-B grocery stores. 

“We were promoting honey off of our golfing cart future to the elementary college in the corner,” Danessa explained.”Everybody was like, ‘what farmers marketplaces do you go to?’ And we are like, ‘oh, we do not go to any.’”

Thanks to well-known demand from customers, the Yaschucks begun their individual farmer’s industry, and then their company took off. Three decades afterwards, they moved out to the countryside, and now they control additional than 300 hives at SweetNes Honey Apiaries & Beetique in the vicinity of Brazos Bend State Park. 

At SweetNes, you can invest in raw regional honey, bee pollen, honey sticks, candles and beeswax, and additional. 

A different merchant at the marketplace I fulfilled on Saturday was a newcomer to Rosenberg. Julie Montoya, a retiree from the Travis County Clerk’s Business office in Austin, advised me she’s been retired considering the fact that 2020, but by now had “put her foot in the door” attending marketplaces across Central Texas for the past five several years with her boutique business, Jules and Coco. At her booth, I uncovered Texas-formed necklaces, wood earrings, and decor sporting the logos of several Texas universities.

“I like accomplishing new activities in distinct cities,” Montoya claimed. “So that is my aim for 2022.”

Following 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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