Young entrepreneur sets sights on charity
By Annette Tait
Kolter Karges has all the signs of a successful entrepreneur – he’s energetic, enthusiastic, and is knowledgeable about what he does. He’s also very motivated about his new business – farmers markets -- and his plans for a portion of the proceeds to help foreign missionaries through a program at his church.
“Our church has a program that helps foreign missions,” Kolter said, explaining why he started his farmers markets. “That’s where the idea came from.”
Kolter learned about setting up and running a farmers market from Dwight Duke, of Skyline Ranch Produce in Hensler.
“Last year I was looking for something to do in the spring, and I called the Dukes,” Kolter said.
The Dukes’ grandchildren help them with farmers markets in Beulah and Hazen during the summer but, when school was in session, they weren’t available during the hours needed for the markets.
“Being that we’re home-schooled, when school starts for them I could double-up and get things done faster, and help them in Hazen and Beulah,” Kolter said.