|Lettuce Bowls||Hanging Baskets||Green House Tomato Plants|
|Dahlias||New Guinea Impatiens|
|Bagonia||New Guinea Impatiens in bloom||Hanging Baskets in production|
|Open:||April through June – Thursday, Friday, and Saturday July thru Mid October – Thursday and Saturday|
Brothers Curt and Mark Hetler formed a partnership, known as Hetler Farms in 1983 to continue their family farm that was started by their grandfather in 1917. Until 1990, the major crops were cantaloupes and other vegetables. In 1990 they began growing sweet corn and in 1994 a small greenhouse was added to grow the farms vegetable transplants. Now three greenhouses stand to produce vegetable transplants, flowers and plants for the market.
April thru June they sell flowers including pansies, violas, dahlias, impatients, begonias, and 52 herb varieties. In July thru October, they feature vegetables and melons, including sweet corn, broccoli, cabbage, beets, potatoes, several varieties of peppers, tomatoes, brussel sprouts, eggplant, onions, squash cantaloupe, honeydew and watermelon.
Products: April though June
Hanging baskets, pansies, violas, geraniums, new guinea impatients, non stop begonias, dahalietta dahlias, herbs (52 herb varieties), tomato plants, pepper plants, patio gardens, hanging bag planters, spikes, asparagus fern, vinca vine, and a lot of other plant materials. Proven Winner plant materials are used in a majority of the combination baskets.
Products: July through Mid October
Main crop is sweet corn- white, bicolor, and yellow. Broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower (white, cheddar, and purple), beets, potatoes, peppers- sweet banana, Hungarian hot, green bell, colored bell, jalapeno, habanero, ancho, cubanelle, gypsy, and a few other varieties. Cantaloupe, honeydew, watermelon (seed and seedless), tomato (regular, plum, and some heirloom), brussel sprouts, eggplant, onions (sweet, white, and red), and zucchini squash. Varieties are based on the season.
Mark & Curt's favorite part of selling at the market is when a customer returns to the market to buy vegetables and plants again, because that tells them they are doing something right. It is very rewarding for them.