Cheng Lee and family have been vendors at the Shawano Farmers Market for six years. They are well-known for their amazing vegetables and flowers they grow in Weston and Ringle, Wisconsin. The Lee’s grow and sell over 20 different vegetables at four farmer’s markets. They take pride in displaying and selling beautiful and delicious vegetables. The day before the market they start cleaning and washing vegetables at 4:00 a.m. and finish at 1:00 a.m. the next morning. They catch a few hours of sleep and then head to Shawano to set up their stand. In addition to veggies, they also sell stunning bouquets of flowers.
It is definitely an art to make the bouquets; Cheng’s daughter Lou is being trained by her mother to create the bouquets. The Lee’s like being a vendor at the Shawano Farmers Market, according to Lou, “It’s more than the profits, we like the people and the fun atmosphere.”
When October comes around and the markets are done for the year, the Lee’s are already planning for next year’s market.
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