Market Earns Grant, Online Accolades

Market manager John Carey (pictured above, center) recently accepted a $1,000 grant from Capital Farm Credit, who awarded 29 grants in 2017 totaling $31,500 to farmers markets across the state. The money will help underwrite the market's…
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PrismAura Candles Sell with the Power of Soy

Sniff Test: With one whiff, customers are hooked on scented soy candles by PrismAura Candles. Three years ago, Veronica Crosby and her sister were making candles for fun, when Crosby decided she wanted to start her own collection…
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Chocolate or Jewelry: Why Not Have Them Both?

As the old adage goes, everything old becomes new again. Take chocolate for instance: on any given Wednesday Mark Mayers uses a 114-year-old recipe and takes eight hours to prepare more than 15 varieties of gourmet chocolate to sell the next…
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Taste the Dom Perignon of Salsas

After 17 years as a history teacher and track and football coach, Shane Nobles started making fresh, all natural salsa as a way to spend more time with his three young daughters. “My oldest would help with the jars and we’d head…
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Come Buy Your Cakes from the Baker's Man As Fast As You Can

Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker’s man. Bake me a cake as fast as you can. James Ephraim learned how to bake from the same woman who read nursery rhymes to him: his mother. “Mom always baked carrot cakes and friends always requested…
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Latin Fusion Gourmet: Engineering a Quality Product

Sometimes a good dinner party can change your life. “I received lots of compliments from friends and neighbors about my empanadas and other cooking,” said Andrea Gomez, owner of Latin Fusion Gourmet. “With their encouragement, I decided…
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Dat Jerky Offers Meaty Treats

Offering three kinds of meat and ten different flavors, the Bryant family is conquering the jerky business one farmers market at a time. Mom Brandi Bryant says the business started at home when her husband began making jerky. She jumped…