With more than 15 merchants year-round, Pybus Market is notonly central to Wenatchee’s community, but is also home to interesting storiesof the people behind the stalls. Come meet some of the makers, chefs and entrepreneursthat make Pybus what it is today.
Anderson Family Farm
One of the newer additions to Pybus Market as of fall 2018,Rick and Kimberlee Anderson of AndersonFamily Farm have been making natural, goat-milk products in CentralWashington for nearly 20 years.
In 2011, Rick Anderson was laid off from his job of morethan 30 years, encouraging he and his wife to make a brave new step. Theybought their first goats that same year and began the research and developmentstage of their business, followed by an official formulary only a few yearslater.
Embracing what they call “farm-to-face,” the couple embracesusing raw ingredients to produce natural products with therapeutic properties. Today,the couple has a substantial collection of face and body products at theirPybus Market retail location, ranging from lotion and salt scrubs to lip balmand beard oil.
Around since Pybus Market’s grand opening,Frank and Michelle St. Francis always had the aspiration to be restaurantowners. After working as chefs at Vin Du Lac Winery in Chelan, the couplewelcomed the opportunity to spread their wings and opened Pybus Bistro in 2013.
“We wanted to do something for ourselves,”Frank says. “It seemed like the next natural progression.”
Specializing in casual, French cuisine, thecouple makes everything in-house, from sausages and pastas to English muffinsand hollandaise sauce. While the farmer’s market helps fuel their dedication tocook with the seasons and utilize local produce, the couple says the energy ofPybus has played a large role in their success as well.
“We have an open kitchen, so being able tointeract with your customers on a daily basis is really fun,” says Michelle.“The Market’s a community hub and it’s nice to be a part of that.”
Jones of Washington
Having lived and farmed in the Columbia Basin his entire life, Jack Jones delved into the world of winemaking in 1997 after planting his first vineyards. With the goal of creating a boutique winery that embodied the diversity of the region, Jack founded Jones of Washington in 2001, releasing its first wine – a merlot – that same year.
The winery has since expanded across 11 vineyards in theWahluke Slope AVA and Ancient Lakes AVA. Jack also helped co-found a crushingplant – J&S Crushing – alongside Shaw Vineyards, which is now consideredone of the largest premium wine facilities in the state.
Though Jack passed away in 2015, his legacy lives on throughhis award-winning winery and family’s dedication to the craft. Today, thefamily produces everything from Riesling and Chardonnay to Malbec andSangiovese – the majority of which can be found at the Pybus Market Tasting Room.
After spending 16 years as a realtor, Sherry Trammel-Schaulstook the leap to establish her own jewelry business in 2010. Run by both Sherryand her daughter, Kirsta, BalsamrootJewelry is named after the vibrant, yellow flowers that bloom every springin Central Washington.
“They’re nothing short of magic,” Sherry says. “They’vebecome my company name because they symbolize natural beauty and a happinessthat can only be found by living a life that is authentically you.”
Inspired by simplicity and sophistication, most ofBalsamroot’s pieces are a mix of natural and unique materials with an emphasison versatility. From gemstone earrings to brass bangles shaped like oceanwaves, Sherry is dedicated to elevating classic designs that could be worn witha pair of jeans or a more formal dress.
“My clients often tell me that my jewelry is their go-tojewelry that they wear every day,” she says. “I want you to find something thatbrings you that much happiness in my shop.”