This Week at Market – June 25

Welcome back for another week of fresh produce, family fun, and exquisite craftsmanship. With summer in full swing, our vendors are bringing a great selection of produce and creations to market! Saturdays are the perfect day to stock up on ripe blueberries and nutrient rich greens. Don’t forget about our wholesome variety of poultry, eggs, and cheese. Come out Saturday, June 25 for a taste of our prime products, and while you’re here, take part in fitness classes in the park.

What’s at Market?

GREAT VENDORS

  • Broccoli and bright sweet peppers are in season at Peter’s Orchard.
  • Grill up fresh meat from Sweet Pea Farms.
  • Stop by Pepperelly for a unique culinary experience.
  • Sample African cuisine with Rafiki Shoppe.
  • Learn about traveling abroad with the Rotary Club.
  • Silver and stone Artisans are back with handcrafted jewelry.
  • Experience the luxurious effect of Adrienne’s Herbals.
  • Don’t miss our featured food truck: Guerilla Canteen

CHOCOLATETOWN SQUARE ACTIVITIES

  • 8:00 am – 9:00 am        Daily Method free fitness class
  • 9:00 am – 10:00 am      Yoga in the Park free class for all levels

Featured Vendor

Introducing David Lynch from Torchbearer Sauces

Torchbearer SaucesDavid, the sauce man at local dinner parties, was best known for his spicy Italian sauce that guests put on everything from pasta to chicken dinners. With the encouragement of his friends and family, David partnered with his best friend from college to sell this gourmet sauce and other creations. Their Habanero Tarnation Sauce, made with a blend of habanero peppers, fruits, and other veggies, is another creation distinctly different from vinegar based hot sauces.

Torchbearer Sauces now offers more than 20 different sauces–ranging  from a traditional hot sauce to a mango papaya dessert sauce, and a barbecue wing sauce. The team at Torchbearer Sauces travels to over 78 festivals and seasonal farmers markets annually where patrons flock to the family-tested sauces. Be sure to stop by to add a little spice to your culinary experiences.

Q&A

Describe the moment you knew you needed to sell your products.

With a preference for spicy flavors over the traditional hot sauce made with a vinegar, my family and I created saultry sauces with habanero peppers blended with fruits and vegetables. With push from family and friends, we decided to make a business out of our hobby!

What is the one thing you wish you knew before starting your own business?

We should stick to festivals when selling products. Since we started the business, attending festivals and farmers markets provides about 70 percent of our business.

How would you sell hot cocoa on the beach in Florida?

I would do a cold pressed cocoa like 3J’s Coffee! For a unique drink, I would make it gourmet with added spices.

Name three people (famous or otherwise) you would love to have as customers?

Bruce Campbell, Oprah, My Grandfather

What product do you believe to be your prized item?

Oh My Garlic sauce! It’s our best seller!

Describe one especially difficult challenge in your life and how you have grown from it.

My Aunt’s passing away inspired me to work harder and live healthier.

If you were the new item in the market what would you be?

I would probably be nachos!