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Happenings at the Gordon Square Farmers' Market

Hello fellow eaters:

I am happy to report that my work schedule and my stomach (not to mention my brain) are starting to get back in synch.  So I hope to see everyone again at the market this week.  Now that I feel like eating something other than gazpacho, I have noticed that we are in the middle of a greens explosion, with the sturdier, cooking greens doing quite well and the late summer lettuces coming in full swing.  And, with a bit of chill in the air the past few mornings, it might be just about time to think about  soup, warm soup, that is.

EcoVillage Produce will proudly bring the following produce to market: greens, greens, greens: collard, turnip, swiss chard, kale, mixed greens, and red leaf lettuce.  Other fabulous produce:  red cabbage, green cabbage, yukon gold potatoes, red cheifton potatoes, kennabeck potatoes, okra, moresale cucumber, tomatoes (cherry bomb, beefmaster, and early girl), tomatillo, jalapeno pepper, hungarian wax pepper, cherry bomb pepper, sweet pepper, red peppers, rosemary, loveage, english thyme, common sage, chives, lemon balm, peppermint, sweet basil, purple basil, thai basil, and spearmint, as well as goat cheese, cloth shopping bags, and plenty of enthusiasm...

Old Husher, Golden Gate Gardens, and Berry Good Farm will set up shop, I think, and maybe there will be beets.

Liberian and American Community Garden (a new vendor from our neighborhood through the Growhio Community Vendor Assistance Program) will have tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, belgian endive, radicchio, melons, lettuce, beans, and onion.

Mobite Products will not be at the market this week.

Origins Beanery will be back this week (they are allowed to go out of town periodically), so no rioting.

ReMemories will not be at the market this week, but she will be back next.

Bethany Presbyterian will have plants for sale.  Also, my informants tell me that  Maria Quiles, Bethany Session member, has been bringing delicious tamales and empanadas to sell as a benefit for the church and that her hot sauce is amazing.  I cannot think of anything that sounds more delicious at this exact moment, even though it is not quite 5 am.

Neighborhood table will have Sarah Perkins selling handmade gift bows (made from recycled materials) and eye pillows to raise money as part of an international effort to benefit Haiti.

Every Saturday during market season, the Gordon Square Farmer’s Market provides our neighborhood with healthy, affordable food while recreating local food systems, building community pride, and supporting local entrepreneurs. Your support and enthusiasm for the market has helped make GSFM a successful independent farmers' market. As GSFM continues to grow, there are many opportunities to contribute to the market’s success.  Throughout the remainder of this season and next the GSFM is expanding opportunities for volunteers. GSFM volunteer coordination meetings are held each Wednesday during market season at 6:30pm at alternating locations in Detroit Shoreway. I hope you can join us to learn more about opportunities to volunteer with market. Please email or call me 330-256-6641 if you have any questions.

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