Bedner's Farm & Greenhouse

Meet a Community Market Day Vendor: Popcorn Willy

Meet a Community Market Day Vendor: Popcorn Willy

Business Name:

Popcorn Willy

Where do you live?

Washington, PA

How many years have you had your business?

26 years

What made you want to start this business?

We are now on our second generation! William Wolfe “Willy” started our business by selling popcorn, candy and nuts on main street in Washington and his sister (the current owner Cherie) took over in 1996. Cherie and her daughter Talyn love cooking and baking along with making all of the candy corn. Mark (Cherie’s husband) pops all of the popcorn.

What’s your favorite part about what you do?

We love the freedom to make and create amazing new flavors of popcorn and baked goods for our customers! We strive to try and work with our customers to get them the product they need when they need it.

Do you have any employees?

We do not have any employees outside of our family working at this time.

What are your future goals for the business?

We would love to be able to extend our reach by doing more festivals and vendor shows along with expanding our online business as well. Check out our website at

Interesting facts about you and/or your journey as a business owner?

We have over 40 years of combined culinary experience and over 30 years of combined baking and confectionery experience in our family. Cherie went to culinary school and has been baking for 25 years. Talyn went to culinary school and attended the baking and pastry arts program as well. Our whole family helps out and we love to try new things and explore different flavors!

Besides our Community Market Days, how else can the public buy from you?

We have a permanent location at 20 North Main Street in Washington PA we are open from 8:30am-2:30pm Tuesday-Friday. Check out our website for holiday hours and schedule changes. We also have online ordering for breakfast and lunch and of course our popcorn as well! We ship to anywhere in the United States!

You can also find us at the Washington Farmers Market & the Washington holiday farmers markets (November 20 & December 11 10-2). You can call or email us for for preorders (724)229-7117.

If you know you will be at Bedner’s (or any of the other markets we attend) when we are, you can order a few days before so you can get any flavor you want even if we don’t usually bring it with us!