This is Team Miller's second year to sell at the market, and you probably recognize Wendy, Jessica, Katheryn, Richard, and Casey by now. The kids are a great addition to the market and have done a lot of work to expand their products. They specialize in freshly baked breads and cookies but also sell produce such as asparagus, strawberries, tomatoes, and peppers. They also keep bees and sell local honey. Katheryn makes soaps and jewelry, and they often feature items such as painted rocks and plants.
They choose to come to the market almost every Saturday, and it's been a great way to teach the kids responsibility, discipline, forethought, and perserverence. Wendy homeschools the kids, and she never misses a good opportunity to throw in some entrepreneurship. Plus, you can't miss out on the friendly atmosphere at our market!
In the words of Wendy, the most rewarding part of the market is "getting to know the other vendors. They are incredible people!" Recipes have been swapped, and the Millers have learned a good deal about various skills just by chatting with other vendors and visitors to the market. It really shows their diligence since many vendors are just dog-tired at the end of the market season. There's so much to keep up with, and the Millers are involved in 4-H, the Jefferson County Beekeepers Association, and volunteer work with Meals on Wheels. It's amazing the things that the Millers get done, and they still do a great job of returning each week with a smile and good food.
If you'd like to find out more about the Millers, drop by the market this weekend. If that won't work for you, or if you have a specific request for a product, please feel free to drop them an email: JessexCrew@aol.com.