This is Carl Moody. Don't be shy...give him a big wave. Please don't feel foolish just because you're getting stares from that person next to you at the local WiFi hotspot. Show them this story so they know what they're missing and tell them to head out to the farmers market next weekend.
Carl is the CEO and master baker of Moody's Gourmet Apples & Cinnamon Rolls. Don't let the name fool you, though. There's more to his baking confections than that. This week he also has sticky buns, chocolate covered pretzels, and pralines. See that other picture? Yup, that's a sticky bun. When I saw that sticky bun the heavens opened up and then a cherub flew down and sat on my shoulder whispering to me, "Go for it, Sharon...Jillian Michaels won't know..." Hey, who can argue with that!
Carl honestly makes the best cinnamon rolls and sticky buns I've ever tasted. I think he's been baking for the Market for three years now. Here's something you probably don't even realize when you bite into one of his mouth watering delights...he got up at 3:00 in the morning (yes, on a Saturday) to bake that for you. Really - I kid you not! That, to me, shows he really likes what he does...making sure the goodies you buy from him truly are fresh. He's like the Dunkin Donuts man of cinnamon rolls! While I'm wiping the cobwebs from my eyes, fumbling around for my shoes, he's already been up for hours! Just knowing that makes each and every bite taste that much better.
Now, I must say, although what you're seeing is a sticky bun picture, I can attest that everything else there is just as mouth watering. Every time the kids are with me at the Market they make it a point to get themselves a cinnamon roll and eat it in front of me, ooohhhing and aaaahhhing, letting me smell the aroma until either they take pitty and give me a bite or I'm able to get over to Carl's for one of my own. Oh, and another important bit of information...Carl will give you a fork and a napkin to go with it. Can't count on that at the local drive-through, but Carl always comes through! How do you spell bliss? M-O-O-D-Y-'s!
Oh, and before I go...one more thing. See that carrot Carl is holding in the picture? Yeah, that's the one. The Market is having a promotion this year...carrot signs! Pick up a carrot sign from the token tent at the market for $5. It's a great way to show your support for our local food and agriculature. The Market is also having a Facebook contest with the signs. Here's the rules...
1.) Post a picture onto the Chillicothe Farmers Market page that shows your carrot sign in action. Be creative!
I can think of a pile of places I can put it (and I don't mean on a pile, either).
2.) The post with the most likes will receive a basket full of market goodies. A bunch of us will be
contributing, so the winner of this is really going to be a happy market-eer!
So, what are you waiting for? Get on out there, get yourself a carrot, get creative and post that picture! Smiling & Waving, Sharon
I'm the queen of our farm, although the animals haven't figured that out yet. My title is Head Chicken Wrangler, but most days I'm called Mom. Life is a comedy and I plan on documenting it.