Pam and Tom Barto, owners of Barto's Naturals, are celebrating their 1 year anniversary at Central Market this month! They have been in business for 12 years with their stand at Market focusing on teas, herbs, spices and accessories. Barto's is known for their incredibly diverse selection; over 50 varieties each of teas and spices are available at their Market stand. Their best selling item; Bourbon Street Vanilla Tea.
Pam and Tom love the products they sell and the fact that both tea and herbs have some medicinal value, and the spices bring out the flavor in the foods purchased at nearby stands. Next time you stop by their stand say hello and pick up one of their favorite teas, Rooibos. Rooibos tea is a very fine (in texture) tea that only grows in South Africa and is naturally decaffeinated. The people of South Africa call it “heart tea” and take it medicinally for heart ailment. It has high levels of antioxidant, making it heart healthy.