Made in Nevada vendors showcased in Gold Hill
Diane Steele makes 30 different varieties of jelly, and throughout the years, each and every one of them has eventually won a state fair ribbon for flavor.
Steele and her husband Al, who make their home in Stagecoach, just joined “Made in Nevada,” two weeks ago and were among a group of Nevada merchants who gathered at Maynard Station in Gold Hill on Saturday to set up booths showcasing their merchandise, which is carried in the station’s gift shop.
Steele, who has been making jellies for 20 years, is proud of her assortment of jelly flavors. They include all the traditional favorites, as well as some specialty blends like Beer Jelly, Candy Apple, Chocolate Raspberry, Red Onion and Dutch Apple Pie.
The Steeles also sell 20 types of fudge, and for the holidays, she will put together variety samplers for gift giving.
A 9-ounce jar of jelly sells for $7.
Shelly Galliher of Reno showed off trays of handmade jewelry that she’s been creating for the past few months for her business, Beads, Baubles & Bling.
“I have a regular job and my kids are grown, so I started collecting glass beads. I like the look of jewelry and I’ve always been into accessorizing. I heard about Made in Nevada from my sister Janet Geary,” Galliher said.
Galliher’s three sisters showed up from Mesquite, Las Vegas and Minden to visit with each other while supporting their baby sister for her second show. Most of Galliher’s unique pieces sell for $5.
Another vendor was Mindy Miller of the Tahoe Toffee Candy Co., who sells her toffee in Nevada-shaped containers. A 1/2-pound basket goes for $20.
Nancy Cleaves, who owns Maynard Station with her husband Tom, said she is pleased to promote Nevada-made products.
Maynard Station includes a small bar and a shop featuring Nevada merchandise such as local honey from Pleasant Valley, woodfire-roasted coffee beans, wines and art. The wines are from Nevada vintners who hail from Minden, Churchill County and Pahrump.
Maynard Station is open Thursday through Sunday with wine tastings at 2 p.m.
Made in Nevada products can be purchased at Maynard Station of from the madeinnevada.org website.