Dubuque Winter Farmers' Market

Category: Featured Vendors


Paul Opperman, knife sharpening

How did you learn to sharpen knives? I learned to sharpen knives as part of making boots. Leather cutting requires razor sharp knives to be able to cut the pieces out, especially when they are things like small flowers or…

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Manna Java World CafĂ© with Georgia Mihalakis

Why did you decide to start selling at the Winter Farmers’ Market? We are always looking for ways to reach new audiences. You can already find our bread and pastries in retail outlets like the Dubuque Food Co-op, but the…

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St. Elias Greek Orthodox Church with Fr. Dustin Lyon

Why did your congregation decide to start selling pastries at the Winter Market? As a small congregation, we’re always looking for ways to do community outreach. We are also trying to raise money to do some repairs on the roof…

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Holliberri Icelandics with Holly & Tom Marks

What types of hot items will you be serving at market each week? From 9am – 11am we’ll be serving delicious breakfast sandwiches made with Icelandic lamb patties or pork sausage patties that we get from Arnold’s Farm (also in…

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Kruse Farms with Vernon, Carol Ann and Dwayne Kruse

How long has your family been coming to Farmers’ Market? We’ve been at the summer market for 38 years, but we always gardened at home, even before Vernon and I got married. Vernon and Dwayne are first cousins. We have…

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Baal Family Farms with Carol Steckel and Jim Baal

How many hens does Jim have right now? Jim has about 600 chickens, so they produce a lot of eggs. Besides the farmers’ market, he also delivers eggs to about 500 different customers every week, plus he sells them at…

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Little Red’s Honey Farm with Joy Gilberts

How did you get started in the honey business? My parents have been producing honey for 30 years. They have 1200 hives and manage their own commercial extraction operation. I got my marketing degree from Northeastern State University in Oklahoma…

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Ambleside Farm with Kris Doll, Joyce Doll and Chell Cain

You have a very interesting mix of products that includes noodles, baked goods, soap and more. Who does what? Kris does the noodles, Joyce does the baked goods and seasoned pretzels, and Chell makes the soap. We all take great…

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Head 2 Toe with Jeani Heisz

Head 2 Toe has one of the most beautifully-fragrant stands at the Winter Market! They have an eclectic mix of herbal teas, essential oil blends, facial & body masks, bath salts, aromatherapy pillows, and more. They even have gourmet beverage…

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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…

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