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Happenings at Gordon Square Farmers Market August 23

Subject: eater update, 25 august
Hello fellow eaters:

With all the backing and forthing, the hoopla, and the festivities of the last few weeks at the market, the very things for which we of the all-four-seasons-parts-of-the-country love summer have almost snuck in under the radar. Tomatoes and basil, peppers sweet and hot, gazpacho fixings, parsley and tomatoes for tabouleh, and heck, tomatoes for canning, they are all in full swing--if you managed to water your garden during the long, hot june and july and/or if you come to the farmers' market. My tomato crop has really suffered this year from both late planting and insufficient water, so I find myself in the tomato-buying public for the first time in years. There are worse places to be, gentle eater; this way you can try a dozen different varietals over the course of the next weeks rather than just the three or four that you might have planted yourself. If you want to see just how many varieties of tomatoes and everything else (!) growing in gardens and farms on the west side, Ohio State University Extension, Cuyahoga County (the folks who help organize community gardening in our area, among many, many other things) have organized a west side urban agriculture tour this Saturday from 10 to 2. The link for the maps of featured gardens, markets, and farms is: news/Urban%20Ag%20Tour%20West%20Side%208-25-12.pdf
Our farmers' market as well as one of our vendors, EcoVillage Produce, are on the tour, and a little bird told me that EcoVillage Produce will be selling from their market garden.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch…

Golden Gate Garden will definitely have beans and tomatoes, lots of tomatoes, as in canning-time lots of tomatoes. He will also have squash, cabbage, peppers sweet and hot, and flowers.

Origins Beanery will have coffie, probably hot and cold press, as well as their really good fresh roasted coffee beans for home use. There will also probably be lisa anne's homemade jams.

ReMemories will be at the market this week with beautiful babyquilts, purses and, totes made from repurposed textiles. Maybe jams, maybe uniquely decorated chairs, maybe flowers. Perhaps Dave Katchadorian will also be there with his beautifl ceramic bowls, vases, cups, mugs and plates.

Patricia, one of our newest vendors will have fresh popcorn (what a great idea!) as well as fresh buttermilk bran muffins and biscuits in addition to her hand made jewelry.

Old Husher will not be at the market this week, but he is having a special event Saturday night: "Old Husher's rock and roll sweet potato donut night (with real maple syrup glaze)" at Mahall's, 13200 Madison Avenue in Lakewood. Festivities start at 10pm with the donuts, rock and roll and donuts sold separately. $5, I think, for the rock and roll, film at eleven re cost of donuts.

There will be yoga at the market this and every week, woo hoo! Class is from 11-12 and is open to all levels of practice. the class is donation-based and will meet in the labyrinth across the street from the market.

The Gordon Square Farmers' Market: more food, fewer tourists.
GSFM is usually located in the parking lot of Bethany Presbyterian Church at W. 65th and West Clinton streets (one block south of Detroit Ave.).
Every Saturday through October, 10am-2pm.
Feed back? Please email or talk to us at the GSFM booth on Saturday.

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