Twila Mae’s is a Fort Myers Farmer’s Market fabulous find. You can also find this quant little stand at markets in Englewood, Naples, Marco Island, Sanibel, Venice, Boca Grande, Babcock Ranch and more Southwest Florida locations. You could say ole Twila Mae gets around. In a good way of course.
Twila Mae’s is a family owned business that specializes in chicken salad. There are ten everyday types of chicken salad. However, there is nothing really “everyday” about them. The flavors range from classic to jalapeño and pineapple and almost everything in between. There are also a variety of limited edition, seasonal flavors. Traditional Cranberry is the best seller. All are hand made fresh daily.
Who is Twila Mae?
Twila Mae is Landon Steveson’s grandmother. He and wife Katie started this business in 2020 using Twila Mae’s original chicken salad recipe. Anytime there was a large family gathering, she was the one hosting and cooking. “That is how she showed love to the family,” says Landon. He waned to honor her by using her name and face for the business. In addition, Landon said he wanted to carry on her legacy of bringing people together over food. She is 85 years old and lives in rural Missouri.
Twila Mae’s has grown quite a bit in the last three years. The Stevenson’s have six full time employees and a small storefront in Fort Myers where they make the salads. If you can’t make it to one of the 16 farmer’s markets they attend, you can stop by the store. You can also place orders ahead. The store is open Monday through Friday. However, it’s more fun to find the stand at farmer’s market and sample from the little woven baskets full of the current flavors. Warning, it will be hard to pick just one.I get my fix at the Lake’s Park Farmer’s Market on Wednesdays.
Twila Mae’s is a Fort Myers Farmer’s Market Fabulous Find. Here are a few photos so you’ll know what to look for.