Dragonwood enhances market

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The Gerig family began hobby beekeeping in 2014. (Submitted photo)

Commentary by the Fishers Winter Farmers Market

There’s only one place to be on Saturday mornings in Fishers. The Fishers Farmers Market hosts nearly 25 vendors that offer Indiana-grown produce, fresh baked goods and other local items. This winter, new vendor Dragonwood wants to help shoppers stop and appreciate the bees.

Dragonwood is a small family owned and operated farm in Tipton County. But not until daughter, Abigail, embraced her entrepreneurial spirit did the family realize the potential on its property. The family started hobby beekeeping in 2004. In 2009, it started taking honey to the Kokomo Farmers Market, where Abigail sold craft dolls at age 11.

Now, in addition to keeping more than 100 honeybee hives, the Gerig family taps maple trees and creates delicious treats from these natural sweeteners. During the winter market, Dragonwood sells raw honey and pure maple syrup. Besides the traditional pure products, each week it also bring a select inventory of flavored creamed honey, infused maple syrups and more.

Stop by the Winter Farmers Market every Saturday morning from 9 a.m. to noon and sample Dragonwood’s delicious honey and maple syrup while learning more about the farm. The Winter Farmers Market is at the Roy G. Holland Memorial Park building. The first 100 shoppers receive a reusable shopping bag.

 For more, visit fishers.in.us.

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