The holiday weekend is here and there is plenty of fun to be had! How does a cave tour sound?
By SARA VANDEN BERGE
1. CAVE TOURS AND FIREWORKS AT VELDHUIZEN CHEESE: Head to Dublin Saturday for July 4th at the Farm hosted by Veldhuizen Cheese.
Make a reservation for a cave tour at 5 or 5:30 p.m. Adult tickets are $6 and children’s are $4 (five and under are free).
There will be live music from 6-9 p.m. and fireworks when the sun goes down.
Cheese plates, grilled cheese and pulled pork sandwiches will be for sale as well as milk, Dublin Bottling Works soda and coffee frappes.
Bring a lawn chair or picnic blanket and bottle of wine (it’s BYOB) and settle in for a fun evening!
The cheese shop will be open from 5-9 p.m. as well so be sure to try their newest cheese – Hatch Green Chile Havarti.
2. FARMER’S MARKET ON THE PLAZA: The city has approved the Downtown Merchants Association’s plans for a Farmer’s Market from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. on Saturday at the downtown plaza.
Becky Van Diest, owner of Broodwinkel Bakery, will be among the vendors there selling plants, produce and homemade and handcrafted items.
I can tell you from experience that Becky’s baked goods are to-die for and her “heart attack” cookies are the best thing you will ever sink your teeth into. (They are made with oatmeal, chocolate chips, M&Ms, peanut butter and raisins. Good enough to give you a heart attack, for sure.)
Broodwinkel Bakery will also be selling a variety of breads and bagels (jalapeno is another favorite) as well as sweet breads and other cookies.
Organizers of the Farmer’s Market are asking that attendees follow social distancing guidelines. Hand sanitizer will be available at each vendor.
3. CELEBRATE WITH A PIZZA AT CAAM’S: I’ll admit that I have an unusual fondness for pizza and Caam’s is my favorite.
The Husband and I always look forward to the Pizza of the Month and July’s sounds pretty dang delicious.
The “Hog Wild” is topped with house-made marinara, mozzarella, smoked pulled pork, caramelized onions and candied jalapeños - cooked to pizza perfection in their wood burning oven and drizzled with Stubbs sweet heat barbecue sauce.
You can wash down a slice or three with one of their new martinis they recently added to the menu.
But if pizza is what you’re craving on Saturday, stop by for lunch. Caam’s is closing at 4 p.m.