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Hudson Farmers Market would like people to meet Michelle Jaye of Blue Jaye Farm in Twinsburg:
Jaye joined Hudson Farmers Market in its first season. Since the summer of 2007, she has brought Blue Jaye Farm's bounty to the market rain or shine. Blue Jaye's offering includes produce, herbs, cut flower arrangements and potted plants. Many market patrons make a special trip to Blue Jaye's stand just for tomatoes and peaches when in season. Jaye's salsa is a favorite during the market's annual Tomato Festival.
Jaye, who worked in retail management before purchasing her farm on Liberty Road in 1997, said she "always loved growing." In 1998, she hauled in her first pumpkin crop and decided to quit her retail job and focus on her farm full time.
"I love watching something grow from a seed to a plant to an actual product," Jaye said.
She follows guidelines for growing organically, even though her farm is not certified organic. She said it's important to her that customers have peace of mind about the products they purchase from her stand.
To learn more about Michelle and Blue Jaye Farm, visit http://www.bluejayefarm.com, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 330.425.3276.
Hudson Farmers Market is still accepting vendors for the 2014 season, which starts June 7 and runs through Oct. 11. Contact the market manager by email at email@example.com. Keep up to date on market events during the season by joining Hudson Farmers Market on Facebook. For more information about vendors and the market, visit www.hudsonfarmersmarket.org.