Dubuque Winter Farmers' Market

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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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Whole grains and health

Did you know that eating grains, especially whole grains, provides health benefits? People who eat whole grains as part of a healthy diet have a reduced risk of some chronic diseases. Grains provide many nutrients that are vital for the…

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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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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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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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Kristi’s Perfect Produce with Kristi Bellman

What’s the “hot” item on your stand these days? People are really looking for any kind of greens. Everyone wants to eat healthier, so they’re buying them for making juice, salads and other dishes. We’ve got kale, spinach, cabbage and…

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