While many other businesses were struggling during the pandemic, Farmer’s Delite produce market in DeSoto was doing brisk business. Marc Woolsey, owner of the farmer’s market: “Our business went through the roof. A lot of grocery stores were wiped out because of the binge buying, but whenever you buy from local farmers, we had an endless supply. We never ran out of produce.”
Woolsey said customers who would usually get their fruit from grocery stores discovered the farmer’s market and once they tried the produce, they could taste the difference and became return customers. Those customers have continued to come back, with the market on pace for another record year, he said.
Farmer’s Delite strives to bring fresh produce to the market and counter, he said, with the business’ longevity a result of providing quality produce.