Farmers market profiles: Baked by Mary and Brothers M. Poultry

The Seymour Area Farmers Market opened for the season June 1.

Vendors can set up from 8 a.m. to noon in the Walnut Street Parking Lot located south of the railroad tracks near the Jackson County Public Library. The market also is open from 8 a.m. to noon Wednesdays.

Here’s a look at two of the vendors and their products.

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Baked by Mary

Owner: Mary Otte, her husband, Roger Otte, and son, David Otte

Home: Brownstown

Products: All kinds of baked goods, from baguettes to quick breads to angel food cakes, made by Mary and a variety of jams and jellies and rubs made by Roger and David.

Origins: Mary has been baking for years for her family and started setting up at the farmers market in Seymour three years ago. That move came after the Ottes moved back to the area where they grew up from the northwest after Roger retired from the Navy.

Customer favorites: Mary’s focaccia, a flat oven-baked Italian bread product similar in style and texture to pizza dough; her sourdough bread; and her babka, a coffeecake shaped like a loaf or a cylinder.

Brothers M. Poultry

Name: Jason and Tricia Maples and children, Joseph, Matthew and Samantha Maples

Home: Westport (Jason is a Seymour native, who spent 42 years in this area before moving to Westport).

Products: Whole, pastured nongenetically modified chickens processed by hand at an Amish farm licensed by the Indiana Board of Health.

Origins: Started by Joseph and Matthew to fund their 2017 Boy Scout National Jamboree trip. Samantha later replaced Joseph. The Mapleses have been setting up shop at the farmers market in Seymour for more than three years but also have marketed their chickens at farmers markets in North Vernon and Greensburg.