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From Museums to Your Kitchen, Jack Martin’s Brooms Are Revered for Their Art and Utility

No one makes brooms by hand anymore. Well, almost no one.  More than a century ago Jack Martin’s maternal ancestors, the Hockadays, began growing broomcorn alongside more conventional crops on the family farm in southwest Tennessee. It started as a hedge against the loss of income in the lean winter months. The hearty broomcorn—actually a […]