Tag: farmer's market

Shop Small Challenge Day 296: South Bend Farmer's Market

Since you’re already planning on driving a couple of hours for the mouth-watering “PBBJ burger,” you need to make another stop a couple of miles away. In fact, some of the produce and ingredients from Evil Czech Brewery come from here.  Don’t worry if it’s a rainy day, the South Bend Farmer’s Market is indoors and... Read more »

Shop Small Day 214: The Village Grind

The small businesses in Oswego are well aware of the crowds that the Country Market brings to town. That’s why many of the shops that are normally closed on Sundays are open during the market season. So, if you wake up early to get first pick of produce (or croissants!), you can get a cup... Read more »

Shop Small Day 213: Oswego Country Market

One of the best ways to discover a new town is to hit their farmer’s market. I’m almost embarrassed to say that I’ve never been to the market for the town next to mine. It took maybe 15 minutes to get to there. Since Oswego is a fairly small town, I was expecting a small... Read more »

Shop Small Day 167: Katic Breads

Every so often I stumble on a business whose story I love almost as much as their product. Such is the case with today’s shop. I am hooked on Katic Breads. Here’s the story I learned talking to his sister, Gigi. While living in France, Dusan Katic (Gigi’s brother) realized that bread played a fundamental... Read more »

Shop Small Day 149: Farmer's Market Highlights

If you’re looking to shop small and support local businesses, hitting a farmer’s market is the perfect way to start. Even if it’s a small market with only a few vendors, you still have an opportunity to find new neighborhood shops. Since I didn’t have a ton of time this morning, I stayed local and... Read more »

Day 81: My Two Favorite Farmer's Markets!

Sunshine and temperatures (almost!) in the 40’s made for a nice outdoor afternoon. It’s the first day of the kids’ Spring Break so the Wheaton Popcorn Shop seemed like the perfect way to celebrate. Walking around the downtown reminded me that it’s almost time for Farmer’s Markets to begin! Someday I’ll live somewhere warm where... Read more »