Emily Buckley, editor-in-chief
If you take a walk through the Cache Valley Gardeners’ Market on any Saturday morning from May through October, your senses are in for a treat. With music playing, beautiful flowers, vegetables and hand-made works by local artisans and delicious smells and tastes from local vendors, it is a delightful way to start a summer weekend.
One of the booths, Kettle Korn of Cache Valley, is owned and operated by Jeremy Devey and his mother-in-law Sharon Biddulph, of Nibley. The two created their original caramel recipe and started the business two years ago when Jeremy was re-entering the workforce after facing a series of medical events.
“It may seem strange,” Jeremy said. “But me and [my mother-in-law] love working together.” He said Sharon had years of catering experience before they started Kettle Korn of Cache Valley.
Their original stand used a homemade popper, on which they popped more than 1,000 pounds of kernels last year. This year they got a professional popper and added BBQ pork and brisket sandwiches and snow cones to their menu, which already included traditional kettle corn, caramel, Chicago-style (caramel and cheddar mixed), caramel apple, cheddar and cotton candy popcorn.
Jeremy said in addition to the Cache Valley Gardeners’ Market, their food stand can be found at the Wednesdays in Wellsville farmer’s market, high school athletic events, USU hockey events and frequently in the Hyrum Carsmart parking lot.
“We also make a big effort to support fundraising efforts for local charities,” Jeremy said. In May they raised over $650 for the Sound Beginnings program at Utah State University.
Kettle Korn of Cache Valley is just one of the great local businesses you can support at local gardener and farmers’ markets this summer.
The Cache Valley Gardeners’ Market is open on Saturday mornings through the middle of October from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cache Historic Courthouse on Main Street in Logan.
The 25th Street Market is open on Saturday mornings through the middle of October from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the North Logan City Library on 2500 North in North Logan.
The Wednesdays in Wellsville farmer’s market is open Wednesday evenings through August from 3 to 9 p.m. at the Wellsville Town Square.