LANSING – The doors had barely been open 10 minutes. Already there was a steady flow of customers.

“I’ll take the spicy chicken,”  Jennifer Sherman said. “And some of the spicy zucchini, cabbage and lentils”

She pointed.

“Can I look at them? That’s what I came here for.”

Rahel Musa, founder of Teff-riffic, dished a hefty portion into a styrofoam to-go package.

Musa is a vendor at the Allen Market Place, a facility inside the Allen Neighborhood Center that hosts an indoor market every Wednesday during winter months.

The market is a place where small businesses can…