Natural soaps, lotions and bath salts are all part of the farmers market.
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Skin care vendors rejuvenate customers' appearances

This fall, the Westchase District Farmers Market celebrates its fifth anniversary. Featuring nearly 30 vendors each week and special monthly appearances from the Harris County Master Gardeners, the market is as lively as ever. So just how do…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Home-based vendors grow microgreens in suburban environments

Smaller than baby greens and bigger than sprouts, microgreens are the tiny, edible greens grown from the seeds of vegetables and herbs. Harvested when they’re seven to 14 days old, their flavor is often more intense than that of mature greens…
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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…

She Sells Sweet Smells with Signature Soaps, See?

As an independent financial advisor, Karen Trekell spends a good deal of her day at a computer staring at the stock market. Her “Zen time” comes when she puts on her other hat as owner of Lather Me Up and crafts all-natural soaps, deodorants…
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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…