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By Stephanie Thompson
People Editor 

Senior volunteers sell delicious goodies

 

Star photo by Stephanie Thompson

Carm Bingham makes sure Samantha Stanphill has every baked good she wants to buy before placing the items into a plastic bag for her.

Senior volunteers sure were busy at the city's first Green River Farmer's Market.

Wednesday afternoon, Golden Hour Senior Center volunteers set up a booth, and set to work placing baked goods out for market goers to look at and purchase.

Some of the items were kept in coolers to keep them cold before they were sold, while other baked goods were proudly displayed on a table.

Some of the items at this market, which were baked by GHSC baker Janice Castillon, included cream puffs, apple and cherry turnovers, macaroons, cinnamon rolls, lemon bars and rice crispy treats. They were also selling a variety of cookies, including cranberry drops, snickerdoodles, peanut butter and oatmeal raisin. Some of the breads at the sale were white, poppy seed, pumpkin, zucchini and banana.

"We're doing very well," volunteer Carm Bingham said. "Lots of repeat customers."

Since this was the first Farmer's Market of the year, Bingham thought it was a good sign that residents remembered their baked goods for a whole year.

"We usually sell out," Bingham said. "When we sell out, we leave."

She said there is no point in hanging around if everything is gone already.

What is best about the sale, is all of the proceeds made during the Farmer's Market goes to the GHSC.

Kelly Poorman, Samantha Stanphill and Chris Bernal, a few of the regular customers, were at the GHSC's booth shortly after the market officially opened at 4 p.m. They were telling the center's volunteers how excited they were to get their favorite and delicious baked goods from the center's booth.

Bingham gave Castillon all of the credit. She told them the GHSC has the best baker in the county and she bakes all week getting items ready for the market. About an hour into the market, the center's booth had already sold out of some of their most popular items, including apple and cherry turnovers, cinnamon rolls and cream puffs. A lot of bread was gone already too.

Bingham said this was the norm. If people really want a certain baked-good items, they should probably get to the booth around 4 p.m. Regular Farmer's Market hours are from 4-7 p.m. and the market is located on Roosevelt Street, between the skate park and Flaming Gorge Harley-Davidson.

 

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