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Owners love the work, but looking for a less busy schedule. Have been open 21 years.

SUSAN MATHENY/MADRAS PIONEER - Great Earth is a popular spot for locals and travelers.One of Madras' favorite restaurants, Great Earth Café and Market has been put up for sale by owners Garry and Troy Boyd.

"On the average, it takes three years to sell a business, and I'll be 60 by then," said Troy Boyd. "I love it and I still want to work, just not be responsible for all the scheduling and everything."

She said she would like to stay on staff when the business sells to develop new food items and do some merchandising.

Her husband Garry has already lined up a new job. "He's a project manager with Anderson-Perry, which is in the waterworks field he used to be in," she said.

Starting out across from the post office, then moving to a location on U.S. Highway 97 and D Street, Great Earth has been a popular, upscale health food and bakery stop for locals and travelers.

"It's been 21 years; we opened in May 1996," Boyd said.

Advertised through Coldwell Banker, Great Earth Café and Market's asking price is $329,000.

The 3,600-square-foot building, includes a commercial kitchen, bathroom, and two wheelchair accessible entrances. It has indoor seating for 40 guests, and a small outdoor patio that seats an additional 12 guests.

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