Seymour Area Farmers Market profile: The Betty Co.


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.

The Betty Co.

Owner and name of the person who sells at the market: Sarah Hayes

Residence: Seymour

Where is your business located?

At my home in Seymour.

What items do you sell at the farmers market?

The Betty Co. makes handmade dog bandanas, bow ties and other specialty items for dogs and dog parents, such as T-shirts, scrunchies and drinkware.

What made you want to start your business?

I started creating dog bandanas because of my love for my dog, Betty, and wanting her to be fashionable.

Where did you learn to produce your product?

I am self-taught and learned to make my dog bandanas by trial and error.

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

I have been selling my products for three years.

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

I do this as a side business, and I am also a full-time nursing student.

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

It gives me a chance to connect with people from the community and to connect with other market vendors.

What do you enjoy about selling your good locally?

I enjoy meeting new people from the community. I love building relationships with repeat customers who come to the market so their dogs can show off their bandanas.

What’s your favorite item that you sell?

My favorite item to sell is my slip-on dog bandanas as they are so easy to use and look adorable on your pups.

What products from other vendors do you enjoy?

I enjoy all of the items sold at the market, from the local produce, baked goods and specialty coffees. Betty’s favorite is the I.P.A. Bites from Purple Shamrock Farm.

Why do you think folks should shop the farmers market?

It is a great opportunity to support local farmers/creators. It is also a nice way to connect with others from the community.

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