Wally & Marsha

Where do you live?

How long have you lived in the area?
Most our lives

Where are you originally from and what brought you to town? 
Marsha- a true local and only a matter of time before I try somewhere else. 
Wally- originally from Venezuela brought here at a young age so feels like a local as well.

Please share about what you do for a livelihood or what keeps you busy during the week? 
Marsha – social media for Specialist ID (local ID badge holder and accessory company) as well as stay at home mom, and massage therapist.
Wally is the sound engineer at the South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center, product photographer/videographer for Specialist ID and a producer/engineer for bands. Check out the band Wally is currently working with: The Bulletproof Tiger.

A+W: We did not know there was a cultural arts center so close by, with a great calendar of events.

How often do you come to the market?

Do you have a market ritual? If so, please describe.
Veggie/fruit purchase followed by a LNB large rainbow shake, then a quick visit to candles by Fatima and if the sensory garden is open, we hang out.

What’s your favorite thing to buy at LNB Grovestand and why?
Rainbow shake because I like all the flavors and can’t just choose one and my son loves them too! Love getting healthy fruit filled shakes from local farms… Not to mention the best customer service from genuine people! 😊

What have you made with ingredients bought at LNB Grovestand?
More like used… turmeric dressing for salad and sandwiches and the tonic!

What’s your favorite thing to buy at other stands at the market?
Fruits/veggies and horsetail body lotion from candles by Fatima.

For parents: A favorite activity we enjoy with our kids?
Parks and swimming (especially Evelyn Greer Park in Pinecrest)

The best deal at the market is:
Turmeric tonic shots!

I wish the market had:
Live music 

A+W: So do we!

Most-frequented local restaurants and what dish to order:
The Pizza Project… freshest pizza in town so any choice item is a good choice. We like the calzones.

For special occasions, I go to:
Wherever we’re invited!

Do you have a family recipe that you would be willing share?
Lentil soup – but too top secret to share sorry!

What’s the area’s best-kept secret?
Wally says “Snowden’s Dam off Old Cutler”

A+W: We recently discovered Snowden’s Dam on bike ride. What a great place to have a picnic or launch your kayak!

A worthy splurge:

Rainy-day activity:
Movie watching at home 

The most romantic spot around:
Star gazing in the southern glades

Do you own your own business or offer a service? Would you share a pitch about yourself or company with the community?
Marsha – I am a licensed massage therapist with 10 years’ experience.  I specialize in deep tissue massage and am reachable by cell 305-778-4475.  

Is there a question that you would like to ask the LNBs?
What is your favorite dessert?

A+W: Ice cream! Our new favorite place is Nanndi. The owners, Sabrina and Alan care so much about what they make and the quality of ingredients. They have used our bananas, sapodillas, canistel and this month they made a jack fruit sorbet. Their pastries are also amazing! Go à la Mode!