Dubuque Winter Farmers' Market

Category: Featured Vendors


Mr. Hydro

Mac Ahnen did not endeavor to grow greens or anything else hydroponically; he simply wanted to add 100% organic greens to his menu. He started using spices that were difficult to find. Initially he grew rare peppers and plants that…

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Herting Family Produce

Claire Herting was no stranger to gardening when she and her husband Loras began growing produce for market in 1975. She had grown up on a farm in northern Quebec, Canada. It was in Quebec that the couple met; Claire…

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Featured Vendor: Paul Opperman

Meet Paul Opperman who is regularly found sharpening knives and scissors at Dubuque Winter Farmers’ Market. After getting degrees in mechanical engineering and working at several large corporations in Northern California, Paul decided that working for himself would be a…

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Johnson Honey Farm

It’s hard to believe, but Bill and Louise Johnson are even busier than their bees. They have 350 hives spread over six counties, and they’re hoping to expand to 500 this year in order to keep up with the demand…

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O’Connell Organic Acres

After college, Chris O’Connell was content with his life choices. He taught math at Cascade High School and like many teachers, worked outside the classroom during the summers. But for Chris, the farm work he did with his dad in…

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Hammerand Farm

Walter and Dorothy Hammerand are truly pioneers in the tri-state organic food markets. Long before it was trendy, their farm became certified organic. Although they’ve been growing for decades, they still attend organic farming conferences and make extra effort to…

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Small Family Farm CSA

When you consider the vast array of experiences Jillian Varney has had in the world of organic food production, and then encounter this young “farmer” at market, you may doubt that it is possible she has already lived so broadly….

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Tree of Life CSA

Marc Millitzer began his career at our farmers’ markets as a glass artist, but for the past seven years he has been serving our community as a market gardener and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) owner/operator. The downturn in the economy…

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Kristi’s Perfect Produce

Kristi Bellmann is not a newcomer to farm and garden life. She grew up on a dairy farm and has led her family into the farmers’ market arena. After her son was born, Kristi began growing vegetables and selling them…

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Barb’s Garden Pantry

If you think retirement means sitting back and relaxing, take a second look at Barb and Steve Pethoud. Retired nurse and firefighter, respectively, these two appear to be working harder than ever! When their kids were about to go to…

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