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Toledo Farmers Market

August 3, 2017
By Dawn Troutner - Toledo Market Master , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Market Report for July 28, 2017

It was a great night for the Toledo Farmers' Market. The line up was great and the customers were plentiful.

Thea and Will were all set up with a huge assortment of Aromathea Candles, melts, soaps and sprays. Kristi had plenty of Czech Bakeries, along with peppers, green beans, zucchini, cabbage and Devin's strawberry cupcakes, and chocolate turtle cupcakes. Cindy brought her trailer with sweet corn, taters, cabbage, tomatoes, kohlrabi, and peppers. Rod appeared after the market was underway, I think he was taking a nap in the trailer.

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A big crowd was on hand for locally grown produce, home baked goods, crafts and more on the Tama County Courthouse Square on Friday evening, July 28. Market Master Dawn Troutner says to count on more fresh produce throughout August with hte market open 5-7 p.m. each Friday night.

Caryn had her assortment of caramel corns, jams, jellies and snack mixes. The new item, which was a huge hit, was the new cotton candy machine. Caryn had a line for most of the market. Darold had another colorful table with red potatoes, red beets, orange carrots, green okra, white onions, green peppers, purple egg plant, green kohlrabi, yellow beans, and green zucchini. Michael and Shirley had their Czech bakeries along with breads, and noodles. They will not be at the next two markets. Busy Bee Acres brought plenty of honey, lip balm, insect repel, lotion blocks, and honey stixs. Chuck and Ginger brought, bakery, onions, cucumbers, green beans, small heads of green cabbage, cherry tomatoes, potatoes, zucchini, egg plant, spaghetti squash, leeks, eggs, and popcorn. Dawn had jams, jellies, glass art, dried and fresh herbs, dried beans, beets, leeks, zucchini, cucumbers, tomatoes, taters, house plants, onions, garlic, and dill.

Lois, Brenda, Marie, and Ethan were back. Their tables had zucchini, cucumbers, egg plant, green peppers, summer squash, and green beans. Welcome back for the season. Janice had a large assortment of muffins, breads, along with jalapeno, tomatoes, and hot and sweet peppers. Joe and Barb had bakery, red cabbage, carrots, cucumbers, onions, kohlrabi, cabbage, and taters. Joe reported they would not be at market next week. Pam had her table of handmade craft items set up, magnets, burp cloths, wooden stars, and dish cloths.

Karen brought her soy candles, melts, odor eliminator sprays, and corn cob sachets. Jim was under the pine tree with his hand made leather items. Kathy brought bars, Danish, rolls, cookies, snack mixes, and breads. The new item this week was salted caramel sugar cookies. Kathy reported she has three more Fridays and then back to school for her.

Fanciful Fiber was new this week at market. Ryan Whipple had llama and alpaca hand spun yarn, custom made loomed rugs, woven denim rugs, and Hummin stuff natural fertilizer. Ryan also had some hand embroider towels his mother makes. Ryan has been raising llama and alpaca for about 8 years. Ryan is new to selling, so stop by his table and visit with him.

The Bunny Farm pulled in at the start of market with taters, garlic, tomatoes, and buckwheat pancake mix. Cheryl Bruene from Iowa State Extension Office had a table set up at market this week to familiarize the citizens in the county with their office and services they provide.

Be sure to come on out to the Toledo Farmers' Market on Fridays from 5-7 p.m. and see what you can find.

See you at market.

 
 

 

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