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.