Sunday, October 11, 2009

Inside News

Invite your friends to the market this Friday, it's going to be a big day. The Scarecrows from Webster First and Second Grade Center will be there. Visitors will vote for their favorites. There will also be a guessing contest - how much does the giant pumpkin donated by Organic Way Farm weigh? The winner will be drawn from the correct answers at 1. Organic Way will help load the pumpkin, but the winner will have to unload it!

The streetcar will run from 11 to 2. It's free!

Lunch is beef stew, cornbread, chocolate cake and drink for $6. Yum, sounds just right for fall. Bailed Green and Wired Tight are playing the whole market long because we have a bunch of special guests coming.

Parents as Teachers is hosting a pumpkin painting party for toddlers. Your kids are welcome too, as they are every Friday because the market sets up painting tables for their use. A little after noon, the third-graders from Mark Twain are visiting the market. It's the first time Mark Twain has come to the market, so we're very excited to have them.

What's up with the growers. Well, if you were at market Friday you probably noticed that the Agee's didn't show up with their sweet corn or flavored vinegars. Instead they were cleaning up after being swamped by 8 inches of rain. They advise that the gardens are destroyed - so sorry, no sweet corn.

The Troyers will be back this week. Last Friday they were part of the three-couple team that prepared lunch for a wedding party. They were expecting 400!

They're not at the market, but if you're looking for small pots of herbs to take you through the winter, stop by Frederickson Farms. I picked up parsley (they have curly and flat), oregano, chives and winter thyme. I'm going to love that fresh taste in the depths of winter. A 4' pot is only $1.50. The Farm is in Carl Junction. Just look for the pumpkin sign on Grimes Road on the way to downtown.