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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…
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Manager's Memo: What's Up, Doc?

I am not a doctor, nor do I play one on TV. As we start a new year, it is traditional that we reflect on the past year and set goals for the upcoming one. I want to be a better person (you know what I mean – go to church more, exercise…
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Cultivating a Sustainable Farmers Market

Since 2013, the average number of vendors in attendance each week has risen from the high teens to the mid-20s, yet also in that time more than 100 vendors have come and gone. Some of our “steady Eddies” weighed in about the cyclical nature…
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Meat One of Our Protein Vendors

Ever considerate of our carnivorous customers, Westchase District Farmers Market purposely provides purchasers a plethora of preferred protein products (how many markets can say that?). The newest protein vendor to join the market is…

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…