Carl and I met at the Capital City Farmers’ Market, back in the fall of 2020. His bright smile—eventually visible when we could be at the outdoor market without masks—and interesting conversation fueled our visits on his many trips to the market. I soon learned that he’s a radio show host and quite an avid fermenter himself. He’s also a member of his local selectboard, the town’s dog catcher, and a marathon runner.
Carl is part of a faithful band of farmers’ market supporters who attend the market almost weekly and year-round, regardless of the weather. It certainly warms my heart, and sometimes my toes, to see his friendly face at the winter market when the air is sharp, the sky is gray, and the thermometer is in the single digits, or less. As a way to thank Carl for his continued support, I asked him to become VFA’s second Supporter of the Season. Check out his interesting tales below!