Farmers Market Focus: Pittston Popcorn Co. offers treats at Pittston City Farmers Market

Staff reports | September 22nd, 2016 10:36 am

Pittston Popcorn Co. made its presence known in downtown Pittston earlier this year. After spending the business’ first three years near the Pittston Bypass, owners Stephen and Reba Kolbeck moved the business to Main Street this past summer.

Now, they offer their flavored popcorn at the Pittston City Farmers Market each week. The business has been coming to the farmers market for two years.

Each week, the Sunday Dispatch will feature a vendor from the weekly market. Check out Pittston Popcorn Co. at the market, held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Tuesday through November.

Question: What do you produce?

Pittston Popcorn: Popcorn, fudge, chocolates, lemonade and hot chocolate.

Q: How or why did you get into making popcorn?

PP: We always made sweets growing up and it developed into a business.

Q: What is the best part of being a business owner?

PP: Being our own boss.

Q: What is the hardest obstacle?

PP: Figuring out how to continue to do well, and stay in business.

Q: Any advice to the amateur businessman?

PP: Don’t give up. If it doesn’t work one way, try another way.

Reba Kolbeck Kolbeck Tony Callaio File Photo | For Sunday Dispatch

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Farmers market coordinator Mary Angelella contributed to this report. Reach the Sunday Dispatch newsroom at 570-655-1418 or email