Seymour Area Farmers market profile: Peace Pillows

The Seymour Area Farmers Market will be open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday in the Walnut Street Parking Lot located south of the railroad tracks near the Jackson County Public Library in Seymour.

The market also is open from 8 a.m. to noon Wednesdays.

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

Peace Pillows

Owners and names of the people who sell at the market: Elin Dick and her mom, Amanda Dick

Residence: Seymour

Where is your farm or business located?

My house in Seymour.

What items do you sell at the farmers market?

Eye pillows.

What made you want to start your business of creating?

I have wanted to start a stand at the Seymour Area Farmers Market for several years. My mom and I brainstormed ideas and decided to use my sewing skills to make eye pillows.

Where did you learn to produce your product?

My mom taught me how to sew when I was young, and I liked doing it, so we did more sewing projects. We made a little giraffe toy and we made masks when COVID started to test our skills.

How long have you been producing the items you sell at the market?

This is my first season as a vendor.

Do you do this full time or is this a side business/hobby?

This is a hobby for me.

What about the farmers market makes it beneficial to you as a business?

It gives me a convenient location to sell my products.

What do you enjoy about selling your goods locally?

I really like talking to people about my products, and I get a warm feeling inside knowing that people like talking to me, too.

Favorite items that you sell?

My eye pillows.

What products from other vendors do you enjoy?

Every Saturday, I enjoy getting a yummy s’mores brownie from the Baked by Mary stand.

Why do you think folks should shop at the farmer’s market?

I think it’s a good thing that some people care about small local businesses and they come to see people smiling.