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Fudge Cravings: Satisfy your sweet tooth at Farmers' Market

See larger Larry Phillips sells  a variety of products at the Fudge Kettle booth, including Randy's Fish Market's New England Lobsta' Dip and his own homemade fudge during the Marco Island Farmers Market on Wednesday morning at Veterans Park. The Farmers Market will be held every Wednesday until April 25 from 7:30-1:30. Jason Easterly/Special to the Daily News

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Larry Phillips sells a variety of products at the Fudge Kettle booth, including Randy's Fish Market's New England Lobsta' Dip and his own homemade fudge during the Marco Island Farmers Market on Wednesday morning at Veterans Park. The Farmers Market will be held every Wednesday until April 25 from 7:30-1:30. Jason Easterly/Special to the Daily News

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  • Larry Phillips, owner of the Fudge Kettle, talks with patrons during the Marco Island Farmers Market on Wednesday morning at Veterans Park. The Farmers Market will be held every Wednesday until April 25 from 7:30-1:30. Jason Easterly/Special to the Daily News
  • Larry Phillips sells  a variety of products at the Fudge Kettle booth, including Randy's Fish Market products and his own homemade fudge during the Marco Island Farmers Market on Wednesday morning at Veterans Park. The Farmers Market will be held every Wednesday until April 25 from 7:30-1:30. Jason Easterly/Special to the Daily News
  • Larry Phillips sells  a variety of products at the Fudge Kettle booth, including Randy's Fish Market's Key Lime Pie and his own homemade fudge during the Marco Island Farmers Market on Wednesday morning at Veterans Park. The Farmers Market will be held every Wednesday until April 25 from 7:30-1:30. Jason Easterly/Special to the Daily News
  • Larry Phillips, owner of the Fudge Kettle, talks with patrons during the Marco Island Farmers Market on Wednesday morning at Veterans Park. The Farmers Market will be held every Wednesday until April 25 from 7:30-1:30. Jason Easterly/Special to the Daily News
  • Sharon Duffey, center, and Robin Peek of Jackson, Ga. talk with Larry Phillips at his Fudge Kettle booth during the Marco Island Farmers Market on Wednesday morning at Veterans Park. The Farmers Market will be held every Wednesday until April 25 from 7:30-1:30. Jason Easterly/Special to the Daily News
  • Larry Phillips sells  a variety of products at the Fudge Kettle booth, including Randy's Fish Market's Smoked Grouper Dip and his own homemade fudge during the Marco Island Farmers Market on Wednesday morning at Veterans Park. The Farmers Market will be held every Wednesday until April 25 from 7:30-1:30. Jason Easterly/Special to the Daily News
  • Larry Phillips sells  a variety of products at the Fudge Kettle booth, including Randy's Fish Market's New England Lobsta' Dip and his own homemade fudge during the Marco Island Farmers Market on Wednesday morning at Veterans Park. The Farmers Market will be held every Wednesday until April 25 from 7:30-1:30. Jason Easterly/Special to the Daily News

There’s no single theory on the exact origin of fudge, but many food historians agree the first mention of America’s iconic sweet was in a 1886 letter written by Vassar student Emelyn Battersby Hartridge, noting how a schoolmate’s cousin cooked up a batch and sold it for 40 cents a pound in Baltimore.

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