Dirt Road Candles inspired by rural Iowa

Michelle Myers
Cass County Farm Bureau member Michelle Myers started making candles as a hobby. This fall, Myers is building a new facility on her farm so she can produce more candles full-time. SUBMITTED PHOTOS

Who doesn’t love the smell of Iowa timber, pumpkin spice, freshly picked apples or caramel corn?

Who doesn’t want their house to smell good as the nights cool and the windows are closed?

“It was about this time of year, around five years ago, that I started making candles,” says Michelle Myers, owner and chief candle maker at Dirt Road Candle Co., near Atlantic. “I like candles — the warm glow...

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