Open for business
Photo by Tereasa Nims
Katon Long (left) of Wyandotte, Sal Martinez of Lincoln Park and Kristen Powell of Taylor, are happy to to get back in the groove of going to the Farmer’s Market when it opened Thursday. Andrew Thomas shows them some of the teas available at his booth, The Teatroiter. This is Thomas’ first time at the market. He owns his business with Kristen Pfeifer.
By TEREASA NIMS
Sunday Times Newspapers
WYANDOTTE — There was a steady flow of shoppers at the opening day of Farmer’s Market Thursday at First and Elm streets.
There were many returning vendors and some new ones. Among the returning were Annette and Janette Crossman, who own Total Health Food.
“It’s all-organic produce,” Annette Crossman said.
The Crossmans have taken part in the market since its opening in 2012.
“There’s been a really good turnout,” Annette Crossman said of the opening day shoppers.
Nancy Knapp of Wyandotte works in the area and was one customer of Total Health Food. She said the Farmers Market made for a good break from work and she enjoys the variety of things available, food, teas, plants and vegetables.
“It’s awesome,” said Sal Martinez of Lincoln Park. “Get out of work and do a little shopping.”
This is part of Martinez’s routine along with friends Kristen Powell of Taylor and Katon Long of Wyandotte. One of their favorite stops is the tamalies.
On opening day they stopped to see new vendor The Teatroiter, offering 25 varieties of organic tea free of sugars and dyes and owned by Andrew Thomas and Kristen Pfeifer, both of Dearborn, and making their debut at the Wyandotte market.
The Crossmans said they remember the first year when vendors lined a fraction of a block.
“Now it goes around the block,” Annette Crossman said.
The Farmers Market is open noon to 6:30 Thursdays until Oct. 2. It will be closed July 10 for the street fair.
(Tereasa Nims can be reached at [email protected].)