Thursday, August 03, 2006

Farmer's Market Vendors

There are between 8 and 10 vendors at the market each week. There are two "anchor" stores. Katherine and Ike, a husband and wife team, run a bakery from their home. In addition to supplying various local restaurants with home-baked goodies, they also run a brisk business at the farmer's market every Saturday. Their customers come early and buy a lot - old-fashioned pies such as gooseberry and sugar cream, rich apple dumplings, and delicious breads and dinner rolls. A considerable amount of traffic is generated by the other anchor store, which is staffed by the members of The Plum Tree Church. They sell fresh produce, canned items, and a few crafts. In between, there are smaller vendors who sell beef jerky, Angus beef, homemade canned jams, jellies, and relishes, fresh herbs, refinished furniture, plants, craft items, and the freshest of produce. Each week another vendor appears, as the Indiana crops ripen - corn last week, cantaloupes this week.

3 comments:

you don't surf said...

aah it looks like mom can't keep her blogs up to date...i seem to have run out of places to make comments :-( how did you find out about the farmer's market? is the beef jerky homemade? like deer jerkey or something? because if it is can you send me some?

Stash Queen said...

I had shopped at the Farmer's Market last year and, when Maggie decided she wanted to sell at a farmer's market this summer, I called the Warren City Office and got more information. The jerky is homemade and, actually, I think it is made from bison. I will get some for you.

Gina E. said...

You're making my mouth water...We have a farmers market somewhere in Melbourne, but I bet it's not as good as this one!