Colleen and Eben Venter have been making changes to their new business, The Farmer’s Daughter, on Highway 14 in Iroquois.
The couple bought the former Blue’s Country Foods from Bob and Sheryl Blue and took over the store on March 26.
“The Blues did a heck of a good job keeping it going for five years,” Eben said.
Several people have owned the business through the years, including the Tschetter, Walter, Rowcliffe, Harstad and Blue families, The building has housed a gas station, grocery store, café, beauty shop and tanning parlor. The store may be best known as Walter’s Country Store. The Walter family owned and operated it for 36 years.
“If these walls could only talk,” Colleen said.