By Tim Kowols
Fudgemaker Marilyn LaViolette does not know what she does to make her creations so tasty, but whatever it is, Wood Orchard Market in Egg Harbor sure appreciates it. Wood Orchard Market produces four tons of fudge in a brief six-month window. LaViolette has been making fudge at the market for the better part of a decade, adding only a little extra “love” to her batches outside of the ingredients used by fudgemakers across the county. In addition to the premium ingredients she uses, LaViolette credits the pride in her work for the look and the tastiness.
LaViolette cooked at a restaurant in Algoma before working for the Wood family. She encourages future cooks and fudgemakers to not be afraid trying something new because it usually works out in the end.