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Thanksgiving is just the beginning

Whether she is in the kitchen at the Island Stop Market in Port Haywood or in her own kitchen at New Point, when Martha Ann Ashberry serves you one of her home cooked specialties you are in for a treat. “I love to cook. I love seeing people enjoy what I have cooked.”

Martha Ann started cooking at an early age. “I remember as a child being in the kitchen with my grandmother Owens while she made cornbread. I started helping at the Horn Harbor Nursing Home at age 13 and then later started doing the cooking. We did just natural cooking, no recipes, cooked by taste.”

She never stops moving. Martha Ann brought up six children and cooked home meals every day of the week and still does. “I come home from work and cook—there are now two of us—a hot meal every evening.” She is well known in the community as a volunteer and for helping others. Martha Ann once owned and operated a florist shop and then worked at Walmart for a time; and she always c...

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