Thursday, 06 March 2014 17:26

Homegrown salsa sells on roadsides

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Spring approaches. With it, the greenery of grass and trees begin to show again, the weather begins to warm, and snow and ice give way to gentle showers.

For Linda Bruner of Rush Springs and her husband, Gary, spring also means it is time to get out and sell some salsa. 

The Bruners, retired truck drivers and hobbyist farmers, travel throughout central Oklahoma, setting up roadside stands and farmers’ market stalls where they sell their homemade salsa. On the weekends, they set up at the corner of SH-37 and Tri-City Drive in Newcastle. 

“Everything we sell is locally produced,” Linda said. “The squash, the eggplant, the cucumbers, all of that good stuff.”

Every jar of the Bruners’ salsa is hand-packed, producing about 120 jars with a full day of work at the Grady County Fairgrounds kitchen.

The Bruners’ salsa, made with self-grown vegetables, is not the only thing they sell. Honey from Minco, jams and jellies from Chickasha, and pecans from Marlow all line the Bruners’ fold-out tables, nestled in the grass as highway traffic rumbles along behind them. 

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