Seymour Area Farmers Market profile: Dulce and Maria Marcos

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.

Dulce Marcos

Residence: Seymour

What items do you sell at the farmers market?

We sell baked goods, and we will be selling produce later on in the summer. The baked goods we have are sandwich loaf bread (sliced), sugar cinnamon doughnuts and double chocolate jumbo muffins. The produce we are going to have are Roma tomatoes, habaneros, some zucchini and some cucumbers.

Where did you learn to produce your product?

Gardening is a hobby I took on about three years ago when my husband’s grandpa, Harold Heideman, taught me how to plant tomatoes and where to get amazing plants.

Do you do this full time or as a hobby?

This is our very first year at the farmers market with my sister, Maria. We are very excited to be selling our baked goods and produce to our community.

What are your favorite items you sell?

Our favorite items we sell are the baked goods so far. They are made with love. Me, my sister and my mom hand knead the dough while also spending time with each other. We enjoy sharing laughs and visiting all while making delicious baked goods.

What products from other vendors do you enjoy?

Our favorite baked good from other vendors was from Pam Cleghorn. She baked these mini cups with strawberry filling. It was a delicious bite-size pie.

Why do you think folks should shop at the farmers market?

I think everyone in our community should come out and support small businesses.