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One of their most popular items is frog balls. At first, Guy said she was a little thrown off by the name of the pickled Brussels sprouts until a young girl shared that it was because the color reminded her of frogs and the shape was round like a ball. "e name quickly went from being kind of gross to something cute that I can share with customers," Guy said. "People are coming in all of the time with contacts for local items and we are open to suggestions." e idea of having a wine shop is also still part of the plan. E Street Market was approved to sell and hold wine tastings by the Exeter City Council on Sept. 12 and will soon have its li- censed approved by California's Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) following its posting and waiting period. Davis said they should begin selling wine sometime next month and will begin hosting wine tastings during the holidays. "We will have our own wine label so tourists coming to town can buy an 'Exeter' wine. I think the market helps add to our small-town charm and we want to do what we can to help promote Exeter," said the former mayor Stearns. e strength of their business is not only in a unique concept but also the collective resources of the three women. Stearns' family has been in farming for as long as she can remember, and her real estate career with its various agriculture land prospects have helped identify many of the farmers who produce items in the store, including her brother Jon Stearns. Davis has been in the restaurant business since 1998, when she bought the Wildflower Café from Stearns, and she has been a foodie her whole life. She has a keen understanding of niche marketing spe- cialty products and branding through her wine bistro Monet's and has built a network of local producers of specialty bread, wine and other ingredients. Guy has served wine and handled Monet's book- keeping for several years in addition to her day job doing cost accounting for Exeter Engineering, where she's made a lot of agriculture and packing house contacts through her job, with as well as her fiancé, long-time commu- nity leader Eddie Reynoso. e Exeter Chamber of Commerce held a grand open- ing and ribbon cutting for E Street Market on Sept. 28 at the store, located at 124 S. E St. in Exeter. e shop features locally crafted artisan honey, olives oils, nuts, jams and jel- lies, coffee, etc. e store also offers locally produced art, pottery and gift items. e store is a joint ven- ture between Stephanie Guy, Robyn Stearns and Jennifer Davis who invite the community to come visit and enjoy their new store. E Street Market is open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information, call the market at (559) 592-0635. For more infor- mation on holding a ribbon cutting, call the Exeter Chamber at (559) 592-2919. "We'll never have a Trader Joes or Whole Foods. So why not make our own?" r o b y n s t e a r n s c o - o w n e r , e s t r e e t m a r k e t E Street Market offers all of the variety of a locally grown and locally made products including honey from Lindsay, Calif., fennel pollen spice from Lemon Cove, Calif., beef jerky from Plano Jerky in Porterville, Calif. and nuts from the Naked Nut in Visalia, Calif. Canned goods and wine under the "E Street Market" label are also available. Wine tastings will begin this season. A U T U M N 2 017 S E A S O N S M A G A Z I N E 7

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