THREE THINGS TO DIE FOR AT THE SPRING FARMER’S MARKET

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Hoisington Organic Farms — Whole Chickens $4.50/pound 

Farmer Craig Hosington makes a deadly chicken sausage.  While Hosington sells turkey, garlic and other veggies, most notable are his whole, raw chickens, raised and grazed on a four-year rotation pasture of cover-crops — wheat, oat, clover, etc —supplemented with non-GM, non-medicated feeds, plus apple cider vinegar to boost their immune systems, all living out their happy, healthy chicken lives to the ripe old age of about two months.

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Cocoreco — Probiotic Deodorant $22

Cocoreco owner Jamie Kraus really doesn’t want to dye … which is why she sells all-natural probiotic deodorant. Her body products — shampoos and conditiooners — all come in bulk, refillable containers ($18/kg) She is also experimenting with hand-dyed, hand-made clothing using textiles rescued from the landfill, that have dyed and gone to clothes heaven.

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Vistige Pottery — Travel mugs $75

People say ‘You can’t take it with you’ when you go,…’ but if you could, you’d take one of these perfectly hand-crafted travel mugs with a cork “to go” anywhere (minus the afterlife). They are made with potter Jacqueline Palmer’s signature ash glazes and hand-painted local pictures. 

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