Entries by Jonathan Lowe

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Confectionery Delight Comes to the Market

Two vendors have purchased a cotton candy machine and now offer five flavors of “fairy floss” (as it’s known in Australia) at the weekly Westchase District Farmers Market. The entrepreneurial spirit shared between Karen Trekell and Mark Mayers led the pair to team up on a new product to boost their weekly sales. Trekell brings […]

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Salsa Vendor Stays True to Farmers Markets

Anyone who lives in Texas knows that Tex-Mex is the king of food. And what’s Tex-Mex without salsa? Nothing. That’s why Shane Nobles of Tomball-based Pain Train Salsa (www.paintrainsalsa.com) makes it his passion to produce and bring to market the most premium salsa available.   Nobles was a salsa aficionado long before he turned his […]

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Lettuce Romaine Calm

A recent outbreak of E. coli linked to romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Arizona has consumers concerned about what lettuce is safe to eat. Because labels on romaine lettuce do not often list growing regions, it can be difficult for a consumer to tell whether the lettuce they are purchasing is part of the outbreak. […]

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No Loafing Around for Katy Bakers

Heidi Roark’s dream of opening a bakery came true in 2012 when she invested in a Great Harvest Bread Company franchise in Katy, TX. “Since I had never baked commercially, it made sense to partner with a brand that could provide a marketing platform and a template for how to run a business,” she said. […]

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Establishing Healthy Habits

After the first week of the new year nearly 40 percent of the best intentions have already failed. In many cases people will list out all the things and behaviors that they want to change – it can be overwhelming. Even Allstate Insurance’s advertising character Mayhem couldn’t last two weeks to quit his resolution. There […]