Thursday, February 3, 2011

Snow and ice can't stop Sally and David Calvin from selling their Valentine products

Posted By on Thu, Feb 3, 2011 at 4:10 PM

Last week's blizzard kept Sally and David Calvin snowed in.
  • Last week's blizzard kept Sally and David Calvin snowed in.


Sally and David Calvin -- the entrepreneurial couple from Widgeonwood Farm outside of Jefferson City -- are best-known for selling their homemade candies, jams, salsas and such every Saturday during the summer months at the Prairie Village Shopping Center.

The couple have also made it a tradition to haul their culinary creations to Kansas City a couple of weeks before Valentine's Day for a holiday market. The blizzard of 2011 forced them to cancel last Saturday's sale, but Sally Calvin called us here in Fat City to say they're still coming this Saturday.

"We were completely snowed in last week," Sally Calvin says. "I mean, we still are, but we're sure to be out before Saturday. We haven't missed a sale in nearly 20 years, not since the Great Flood of 1993!"

This Saturday, February 12, the Calvins will create a temporary showroom in the middle of the vacant Macy's Home Store at 3935 West 69th Terrace, in the center of the Prairie Village Shopping Center. "It won't be just us. We'll have other vendors joining us," Sally Calvin says, "mostly artists and craftsmen."

Calvin's Valentine's wares will include boxes of her handcrafted coconut bonbons, French chocolate truffles and English toffee as well as her signature jams, jellies, salsas, sauces and baking mixes. "I'm hoping to bring up some baked goods, too, from a cook here in Jefferson City who makes terrific pies and pecan rolls."

To make sure that Saturday's event isn't also canceled -- there are predictions of more snow -- go to the Calvin's web page by clicking here.

(Image via Flickr: Robert Stinett)


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