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Toledo Farmers Market

May 23, 2014
By Dawn Troutner - Toledo Market Master , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Market Report for May 16th

This third week of market brought out a number of customers. We were competing with the Lincoln Highway Days. But that didn't stop Kristi, Devin and Mason, Darold, Vernon and Wilma, Ginger, Dawn, Sheryl, the Kubik's, those cute Neiland girls, Will and Thea, along with Red Earth Gardens from filling their tables with items to sell

Devin had some real nice perennial plants and vegetable plants. Kristi had her delicious cookies, breads, Czech bakery. Darold had his homemade angel food cakes, rhubarb, and eggs. Vernon and Wilma had eggs and a flat tire. Ginger had asparagus, rhubarb, a couple of bunches of radishes, pies, breads, popcorn, eggs, and nutmeats. Dawn had jams, jellies, breads, asparagus, rhubarb, catnip, houseplants, and some dried herbs. Sheryl had a table full of cute ceramics, towel sets, hankie dolls, and scrubbies. Shirley had kolache, rohlicky and buchty. Those cute Neiland girls had their variety of colored eggs, a few chard, kale, and hollyhock plants. They also had pumpkin, melon, and squash seeds. Those girls just make me smile and they are very knowledgeable and love to share their knowledge. Will and Thea had their soy candles. This week they had a new item. It was fish in bag soap. And new to the market was Red Earth Gardens with heirloom varieties of kale, cabbage, broccoli, tomatoes, cauliflower, onions, herbs, and lettuce bedding plants.

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Dawn Troutner
Toledo Market Master

Two new faces this year are Will and Thea Lester. The name of their business is Aromathea Candles and Gifts. Thea began making soy candles as a hobby to give as gifts to family and friends in 2002. Soon Aromathea soy candles were being ordered as gifts for others and Thea's passion became other people's passion as well. With the support of her family and friends, Thea has now turned her hobby into a small business here in Tama County. You must check out this vendor. They are located on the North end of the market.

The Toledo Farmers Market is starting to fill up so come out and see what each vendor has to sell.

I have some sad news to pass along to you. Last year on the south end of the market, Larry and Caryn Paul sold jams, jellies, kettle corn, and caramel corn. Larry also sold cotton candy. They were new to the market. Larry Paul passed on Thursday May 15th. We will miss Larry and his jolly laugh. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to Caryn and family.



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