Laurie and Dan...
Dan Wuchter has been a part of the farmers market since it opened in 1955. He was 15 years old at the time. Growing up on a chicken farm, Dan was used to hard work and started selling eggs door-to-door when was just six or seven years old. These days, Dan’s wife Laurie keeps the gears turning at the farmers market. Dan and Laurie also own a few of the businesses within the market. Dan’s Bar-B-Qued Chicken, for example, has been in business since the 60s. When not at the market (which is rarely) Laurie and Dan can be found tending to their second passion – MountainView Horse Rescue.
The Market's Mission:
It may sound hokey, but we really do have a mission! The fact is, we care deeply about the health and welfare of our community. Without quality food, there can be no life, no health, and no happiness. Food is not just important – it’s essential. Our mission is to bring wholesome, fresh foods from the farm to your family dinner table. If you introduce yourself to your favorite merchants, they will remember your name. Each week you will not only be presented with fresh foods, but also caring smiles and a feeling of community.
We also believe that all great teaching begins in the home. If we teach our children to eat properly, we build a foundation for a healthy, strong, happy life. To that end, as we like to say: we’ll see you at the market!