First time at the farmers market
The Minnetrista Farmers Market offers various types of food, plants and homemade items to Muncie residents every Saturday morning. However, the market constantly gains new members who have a variety of things to offer.
A few years ago a farmer asked Noah Fights, 17, if she would like to “try her hand at cooking.” She began with two pies and now, five years later, Noah and her mom, Lisa, own Sweety Pie Kitchen.
Noah, along with her mother, Lisa, started their summer off at the market Saturday, selling baked goods like key lime pie, fruit pizza and chicken pot pies.
And while Lisa said the goods were a hit, those recipes weren’t always market-ready. Noah experimented with many different types of recipes over the years.
She, her mom and her neighbors tasted various types of pies and icing. In fact, since she’s started baking, Lisa said Noah has made 4,000 pies.
This is the first time Lisa and Noah sold bake goods at the market, and everything was made with love, Lisa said.
And while the duo are new to the market, they said they felt very welcomed by the other vendors.
Michael Wolfe and Ben Russ, who help run the Ancestral Meat business, were out selling their pork meat and oyster mushrooms during their first Minnetrista market outing.
The business sells anything pork — fresh pork, spicy chorizo and smoked sausages. The meat is kept inside a cooler in vacuum-sealed packages with various types of herbs.
The pair runs Ancestral Meats, a locally owned company that values cruelty-free meat, with two other founders. And once they put a love for food with the value of cruelty-free meat, the food tasted better, Wolfe said.
Ancestral Meats also sells old rural recipes and ethnic sausages at Binford Farmers, another wholesale place in Indianapolis. Wolfe said the things they sell are are hard to find in stores.
“If it is [found], it’s certainly not good quality,” Wolfe said.
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