2018 Market Vendors

 

Al's Woodcrafts

Al Miller learned woodworking from his father, and he's enjoyed the craft for over 50 years. Al always has an assortment of old fashioned wooden toys, outdoor lawn games, doll cradles, bird feeders, decorative wall hangings, paper towel racks, table games, and other custom items.

On the other side of their booth, you'll find a variety of hand sewn fabric crafts by Al's wife Neva. Some of her most popular items include quilted microwave bowls, aprons, baby bibs, placemats, casserole carriers, and headwear for chemo patients.

Neva uses many styles of fabric, including those with seasonal and sports themes. If you can't find exactly what you're looking for, just ask. They can often make custom orders.

 

 

Sapo de Solis

After years of watching friends and family suffer allergic reactions to chemicals found in most commercial cleaning and body care products, Chuck Middaugh and Thomas Johnson took matters into their own hands. They spent countless days, nights, weekends, and significant financial expense experimenting with different recipes and adjusting them based on feedback from friends, family, and their own personal use. Everyone who tried them were surprised by how effective homemade natural alternatives could be.

 

In 2015, Chuck and Thomas decided to share their cleaner, greener products with the rest of us. Latin for "Soap of the Sun," Sapo de Solis offers everything from natural bleach to shampoo to puppy "paw butter." They also have bar soap, body wash, bath bombs, shower steamers, face masks and scrubs, deodorant, cleaning spray and laundry detergent. If you can't find what you're looking for, just ask. They're adding new products all the time.

 

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Snappy Veggies

The idea for Snappy Veggies grew (literally) in Anthony Herrmann's back yard. He loves to tell customers his veggies are "as fresh as it gets," which may be true since his produce travels a mere mile to the market from his home near Washington Park.

A registered nurse, Anthony retired from State of Michigan in 2009, then worked seven years as a nurse with the Ingham County Health Department. After his second retirement, Anthony went back to work part-time in pediatrics. With a half-time job and a half acre lot, Anthony began expanding his garden. This year, he's adding shiitake mushrooms and high tunnel hoops to extend the growing season for his raspberries.  

Last year was was Anthony's first venture into vending at a farmers market, and he made it a family affair with wife Marina and daughter Yuliya. This year, he's focusing his efforts on perennial crops, like asparagus, rhubarb, and raspberries, and Marina will offer homemade fudges, baked goods with a Ukrainian flair, and flavored popcorn snacks.

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