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Starkville Community Market fostering Young Entrepreneurs

With the revitalization of the Starkville Community Market for the 2020 season, many new vendors have been attending the market and selling a variety of goods and products. As noticed by several customers, a few of the vendors have been quite young in age but have had extremely successful sales during the Saturday morning markets held each week from 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at Fire Station Park.

Eliza Boyd, Mischief & Me

Selling an assortment of handmade bath bombs and goat milk soaps, Eliza Boyd of Mischief & Me provides a valuable assortment of goat products using goats she raises with her family. Baby goats often also accompany Eliza next to her booth on Saturday mornings.

Garden LOVE

Sponsored by FUMC Starkville, Laundry Love, and Starkville Habitat for Humanity​, this group led by area volunteers and cultivated by young students and residents helps those participating grow their own fruits and vegetables. The garden, located near the J.L. King Park, also teaches valuable life skills like raising food, working hard, communication, caring for others and much more.

Charlie Sanders, Flying Arrow Candles

Selling beeswax candles in your favorite emoji shapes, Charlie Sanders uses natural honey from bees kept at home to create Flying Arrow Candles. Charlie often vends at the Homestead Education Center booth. For a full spotlight article on Charlie, click here.

Conner Bastow, One Stop Fruit Pops

Selling fun flavors of yogurt and fruit infused popsicles, Connor Bastow recently began selling at the Starkville Community Market. Conner creates these chilly and flavorful treats that go for only $2 ‘a pop.’

The Starkville Community Market invites vendors of all ages to the market. Social distancing guidelines are currently in place for COVID-19, but additional information can be found at our website here.