SaHa Produce with Craig & Lisa Doerr

What types of produce are you bringing to the market, and what makes it unique?
We have our home-grown popcorn and products that we make from it. Our popcorn is 100% organic, which is pretty unique. We’ve learned a lot about how to harvest the popcorn and get the moisture levels right so all the kernels pop.

Where is your farm located, and why do you call your business SaHa Produce?
We live in Dubuque, but our farm is located near Epworth. It’s the best land that we could find that was certified organic. SaHa is a combination of the names of our daughters, Sarah and Hannah. They started a roadside stand and our operation grew out of that.

What do you have planned for the future?
We’ve been at the summer market for a year, but this is the first time we’ve had a winter market booth so we don’t have a lot of winter products aside from the popcorn. We’re planning out what types of things we can plant next year that will be good for the winter market. Offering a variety of products is key to success.

What’s the connection between the popcorn and your delicious waffle cones?
No direct connection. We used to operate the Baskin-Robbins store in Dubuque, and when we sold the business we kept the waffle iron and still like making the waffle cones.

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