What the kids wrote about
Martin | Emily
| Mark | Anna | Brett
| Mark | Erika | Anna
We found my piano teacher selling things
for a farm at the very end of the market. She sold lots of broccoli to
a young man who was a chef at the Opera House restaurant who bought the
broccoli for cream of broccoli soup. -- Martin
Mark David's Bakery. Mark David came
from 30 miles
away. He sells: cookies, muffins, loaves of bread, and scones. Mark David
was doing this for 30 years. This is his business and he is always busy.
Mark David also comes on Wednesdays and
Saturdays. He runs Mark David's Cafe Bakery. They bake in a French brick
oven. He says there's someone in the bakery 24 hours a day. They take
shifts. They bake most of their bread in the morning then go to the Farmers'
Market. Besides bread they sell scones, muffins, and cookies. -- Anna
There was also a place that sold different
kinds of homemade jam. I bought some raspberry jam. I haven't tasted it
yet. She put this weird wax stuff on the top of the jam. Somebody at the
bus stop said it helps preserve it. -- Brett
Cut-N-Dried. These are the things they
sell: cactus, wheat,
bouquets, lamb's ears, silver dollar, broom corn, pampas grass, peacock
feathers, catnip, potpourri, sweet Annie. They have been selling at the
market since 1990. They liked flowers a lot when the people were kids.
Mary Ellen Gillingham from Cut and Dried
keeps peacocks because they are pretty. She started in 1989. Her daughter
gave her the idea. She has a drying shed to dry her flowers. In the spring
she sells fresh plants. In the summer she sells fresh flowers. But in
the fall she sells dried flowers. She loves her work and said, "It's
a lot of competition on Saturday so people know us for the weirdness."
Ellen Gillingham sells dried flowers, peacock feathers, cactus, small
gourds and large dried gourds that make good birdhouses, and other crafts.
In the summer she sells fresh and dried flowers and does not sell peacock
feathers until after mating season.
Lancour's Greenhouse Produce from Friendship,
Wisconsin. The guy is selling: squash, small or big pumpkins, and gourds.
Gourds change colors. The guy has been working for 25 years. Friendship
is 85 miles away. -- Mark
Stella's Bakery is known for its hot
and spicy bread but they also sell a lot of other things like cookies,
Napoleons, cream puffs, brownies, carrot cake, muffins, cupcakes and much
more. Stella's is also an ethnic bakery. They sell a lot of Spanish foods.
We went to Stella's Bakery. They
sell empanadas, spicy hot cheese bread, M 'n M cookies, normal cookies,
and there was apple bread. We also went into this place that sells bread
and cookies and this guy gave us a really good cookie for free. --Juan
Marsden's Pure Honey. First she collects
the hives with the honey, then she spins the hives to get the honey out,
then she bottles the honey, takes it to the Farmers' Market to sell. She
also sells pumpkins and won't go home until they're all sold. She used
to work for the government providing bees and decided she could make a
living out of it. She said this job is full time. -- Alice
The single employee/vendor from Marston's
Pure Honey harvests the honey herself. She says the honey in the plastic
bear container sells better, even though it's the same honey and 4 ounces
less. -- Zoë
saw a place that sells flowers and she said her shop was called by her
last name. On her tables it looks like an apple. She said it kills bugs
like spiders. She said that the smell of it kills bugs and some more stuff
and there was a sign that said "Do not eat it." -- Jenny
Greenhouse has been at the Farmers' Market since the first one. They used
to bring their kids to the Farmers' Market. They'd come at twelve midnight
and park across from the square and sit there until five in the morning
and then they'd go across the street and set up.
Sugar River Country Bakery. One of
the things on the menu was the coconut joy bar. It has oatmeal streusel
on the bottom. The top is made of fudge and in the middle there is a coconut
sauce. It probably tastes really good. -- Thomas
The Sugar River Bakery is a very good
bakery. The people who sold the food drove 28.5 miles to get to the Farmers'
Market. The reason the person at the stand came to the Farmers' Market
to sell their items is because they don't have a lot of people where they
live to sell the items to. -- Gabby
Country Kitchen. When I went there POW! I bet there were 200 bottles of
jam/jelly. There were also pickles, some with dill and garlic, others
just plain. The way they make the pickles is that they soak cucumbers
in salt-water (they shrink a whole lot). Then they put the seasoning on
it, bottle them (with tons of water so they stay fresh) then label them
with their name, then price and sell. The way they learned to make jam/jelly:
Their mom made them but the lady there pretty much taught herself how
to make them and yes, they do raise the cherries, raspberries, strawberries
and fruit, etc. It must be a lot of work to raise, cut (pick), wash and
make the fruit into jam/jelly. -- Thomas
Most of the prices are very inexpensive.
For example, there was a stand that sold 5 gourds or baby pumpkins for
$1.00. I liked that deal so I picked out 2 pumpkins and 3 gourds. Do you
want to know something funny? I named them! -- Delia
Frey is a very, very good flower stand.
The reason that the person at the stand comes here is because she takes
care of her kids and her 90 year old mother so she needs to make money
for her family. The person liked the Saturday market better because there
are more venders and more people. -- Gabby
The Little Elf Bakery has two big ovens,
and they can bake 60 cookies in each one. There was this one kind of cookie
that was a rainbow with a cloud on each side. There was also one that
was in an oval shape with all different colors.
This page last updated on October 2, 2002