Saturday, November 22, 2008

Tomatoes for Thanksgiving!!

We just got word from John Pate of Pates Orchard in Stockton that he and Barb will bring over 150 pounds of tomatoes picked fresh from their high tunnel to Wednesday's Holiday Market. Barb will also have her jams and jellies for sale. Made from fruits grown right at their farm, they make a wonderful gift for the holidays - perfect for gifts to friends and co-workers, and just right for a Christmas stocking.

Details on the Holiday Market are below.

The Pate's high tunnel in the Fall.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Holiday Market

Bearing in mind that I'm half way around the world in Fremantle, Western Australia, here's some info on the Holiday Market. We're expecting two of our meat vendors - Madewell Pork and Flintrock Bison (and elk). If you plan to buy meat for serving on Thanksgiving, be sure to contact them ahead of time so the meat will be defrosted when you pick it up on Wednesday.

Sunny Lane Farms (the last time I heard) was not planning to be at the Holiday Market with their beef and chicken because of a scheduling conflict with the processor. However, all our meat folks should be at the Winter Market (11 to 2 under the pavilions) this Friday.

We're also expecting several of our bakers, possibly a grower with high tunnel tomatoes, and honey, honey products, jams, jellies, and candy at the Holiday Market.

The Holiday Market is the day before Thanksgiving (Wednesday, November 26) from 11 to 1 at the Clubhouse, 115 North Madison, between Daughtery and Broadway.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Winter Market Begins

The first Winter Market will be this Friday, November 7. We're expecting meats and baked goods, as well as some produce, jams and jellies, and pecans.

The market is the first and third Friday of each month from 11 to 2. Nancy Rasmussen, "the chicken lady", will manage the Winter Market and ring the opening bell.

The market will be in the north market pavilion in King Jack Park.