The Rev. Joey Talley, aka "the Good Witch of West Marin," has been booted from farmers market in Marin, California. Apparently, Talley has been hawking her "personal witchcraft services" at the market for years but never applied for a vendor permit. From the Marin Independent Journal:
"I've been here year after year," Talley said. "There are teens who tell me things they could never take to their parents, and they could never afford to schedule a $100 session with me...""Marin farmers market asks witch to leave"
A clinical psychologist by training - she previously worked with veterans services and at a drug rehabilitation clinic in San Francisco - she uses her skills as a counselor, herbalist and Wiccan healer to solve her clients' problems, which often have to do with money or sex, she said.
"There have been a lot of requests for money charms in the last year," Talley said. "A lot of people have asked me to put a glamour on a loan application or other paperwork, so when other people read it, it will look good to them."
Occasionally, she'll receive requests to perform black magic - but Talley always tells those clients she's not that kind of witch.
While they appreciate Talley's unique talents, Marin Farmers Market representatives insist she take part in the same application process as every other vendor at the Fairfax market. It's that process, Spilger said, that lets customers know what they see at the market is what they'll get.
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