Chase Jacobson waits on customers at a recent Goodhue Farmer’s Market. Chase is a regular vendor who brings fresh vegetables from his farm near Sogn. Although some things are sold out for the season, he still offers a great variety. Find him on Facebook at CJ Farms.
Ken Exner appears at the Goodhue Farmer’s Market on a bi-weekly basis. He is a co-founder of Santa Martha Café, working with importers of green coffee beans from Nicaragua, Guatemala, Tanzania and a growing number of other countries. His passion for helping these farmer’s earn a fair price for their product and a sense of pride in their work originated on a mission trip. Exner lives in Randolph where he roasts the beans and packages them to sell whole or ground. These small batches are considered a micro-lot as the beans come not only from just one farm but from one section of one farm. Some sale proceeds are used to buy trees to plant in these regions to help offset the carbon footprint of the coffee industry. Learn more at: www.santmarthacafe.com
The Goodhue Summer Farmer’s Market is held on Thursdays from 3:30-6:30 PM on the grounds near the old depot.Apple cider is popular along with about a half dozen of the 24 varieties of apples grown at Sogn Valley Orchard.Stop by to stock up on end of season vegetables and grab a pie pumpkin or two from Chase. Other items available include honey, imported coffee, and home décor - any of which would make a great gift.Your last chance to support these vendors in Goodhue will be October 13th.