Schleter is a name known by many people buying local produce in Seymour, but not many of those people may know that the roots run deep and spread for generations to come.
Don Schleter can be seen most days in his garden that spreads for two-thirds of an acre by his house on Schleter Road. He said his father sold the land to the Covered Bridge Health Campus on West Tipton Street, but before the sell, their farming stretched to U.S. 50. Don said his father taught him and his grandfather taught his father by farming at the same property.
Don taught his sons how to grow, and they are spreading it to their children and grandchildren. Don’s son, Paul, and his wife, Debi, are often found at the Seymour Farmer’s Market selling produce and cooked goods created from the produce grown in their own garden or in Don’s garden. This past weekend, Debi stuck with an apricot theme, not only selling apricots but also apricot jelly, cookies and cakes.
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