Posted Apr 08, 2022
Looking for some fresh prepared food at the market this season? Make sure to stop by No Name for some delicious kettle corn prepared on site.
For the first time, Mark Petitgoue, owner and operator of No Name Kettle Corn, is running his own stall at Green City Market. While No Name may be new to our list of vendors, you all may be very familiar with Mark’s popular kettle corn.
Last year, Mark brought his product to Green City Market and sold it with Green Eyed Lady Lavender Farm. This season, Mark will be selling under his own brand. We are excited to welcome him back and for everyone at the market to get to know him and his product.
No Name Kettle Corn, which was started in 2020, is a small, family operated business based in Saint Anne, Illinois. Mark grows corn on his twenty-acre farmette. According to Mark, “I have a 20 acre property with about three acres of certified naturally grown popcorn.”
However, the process of producing the kettle corn isn’t complete until he is on-site at the market. Mark told Green City Market that his property is where they “plant, cultivate, harvest the popcorn…” He continued on to share that it is not until they are at the market that they “pop it in the kettle.”
The kettle corn from No Name is “simple but delicious,” with the only ingredients being corn kernels, corn oils, sugar, and salt. Mark still operates under Green Eyed Lady which is a Certified Naturally Grown operation.
While Mark is running his own stall this season for No Name, he is still connected with other GCM vendors. As we mentioned before, Mark grows his own corn on his farmette. However, he adds to his corn production by working closely with other farmers. Mark told GCM that he “supplements his corn production with kernels from Brian Severson at Severson Organic Grains, another Green City Market vendor.”
Mark also told GCM how much he loves working to create high quality products for his customers. It is great to see our vendors working together to accomplish this goal.
According to Mark, “Customer feedback is that it may be the best Kettle Corn they have ever had.” So be sure to stop by and try out No Name Kettle Corn this season on Saturdays at our Lincoln Park market.