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Happenings at Gordon Square Farmers Market September 8

Subject: eater update: 8 september
Hello fellow eaters:

I hope that everyone enjoyed the long holiday weekend. Sometimes I find that I have grand plans for getting stuff done when I have an extra day off, only to find that I not only did not get more done, somehow I feel further behind. While I still have not done the weeding that I intended to do on Monday--and it is not looking good for getting it done between now and Saturday morning--it is certainly not going to happen on Saturday at noon. Gentle reader, there is an impromptu holiday at the market on Saturday: tomato tasting day. I think that this idea is genius; I wish that I had thought of it; let's savor this idea one more time: tomato tasting day. While this is actually a contest (there is a prize, I am told), I prefer to think of it as a quilting bee or even getting together to watch the big game (with snacks): everyone brings what he or she has to contribute, and the whole is greater that the sum of its parts. I am not sure who the judge(s) are, but who cares? For small fee you, too, can sample the tomatoes and pick your own winner. With care you might even save a couple of seeds from your favorite to attempt to grow in the garden next year (hope for an heir loom or it might be a surprise). Here's the thing, this holiday will not take up your whole day: it only runs from noon to when the tomatoes run out. So you can bring your proudest tomatoes, or you can just bring yourself in a tasting frame of mind. For those few odd ducks who do not like tomatoes as much as the rest of us, you can just do your shopping, and we will welcome you (more tomatoes for the rest of us!). Happy tomato tasting day!

EcoVillage Produce will have tomatoes, green beans, eggplants, okra, peppers (cubanelle, jalapeƱo, banana, and bells), kale, collards, cucumbers, potatoes, bunching onions, garlic, apples. In the herb department: basil, sage, parsley, chives, cilantro, thyme.

Golden Gate Garden will have tomatoes--cherry and slicers, beans, collards, kale, cabbage, kohlrabi, miniature ophelia eggplants, peppers, squash, beets in abundance, and flowers.

Maggie's Farm will have tomatoes, trombone squash, pumpkins, a variety of zucchini, yellow squash, kale, swiss chard, green beans, barcarole lettuce, arugula, and maybe some surprises. Diane, welcome back!

Origins Beanery will have coffee of several varieties, probably hot and cold press. Perhaps they will have lisa anne's homemade jam as well.

MoBite Bakery will be back, I think, with their delicious, delicious, delicious, and healthful delights.

Peddler Bread usually has multigrain, cranberry walnut, and cinnamon raisin loaves; sometimes they have french loaves. Bakers and their friends take note: they also have locally-grown and milled white (unbleached) and whole wheat flours.

Bethany's fabulous Maria Quiles will probably have fabulous mexican-puertorican food: tamales, empanadas, and sometimes the widely-enjoyed pork sandwiches. Other parishioners may have plants to sell.

ReMemories will have her stylish purses, totes, and quilts made from repurposed fabrics. She will also have her unique reclaimed chairs.

Anita Nonneman might be at the market with lovely South African village crafts.

Sister Fires will be at the market with their fair trade crafts, including hand woven baskets from Africa, hair wraps, tote bags, purses, handmade prayer flags from Tibet, dreamcatchers, and items for children.

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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