Information Cafe Newsletter – July 25, 27, 29 and August 1st
Good morning, everyone!
Does anyone else feel full to overflowing? The garden is bursting forth with produce, weeds and invaders at a rate that is, sometimes, daunting for this part-time gardener. Juicy summer events are happening everywhere one looks, friends moving, friends passing through, celebrations of every sort. Summer and sun and ripe blueberries and sunburn and cold lemonade and the smell of bar b q and vacation time…and and and…summer is the time of lots of “ands” but this morning, I smelled it: Autumn. Harvest. The point where the fecundity of the summer meets the turning of the Wheel. The time to celebrate all of our bounty.
Columbia Farmers’ Market, Sustainable Farms and Communities, the Pavilion Project AND many local restaurants and entertainers will be celebrating the best that this time has to offer at
THE TASTE OF THE MARKET
Mark your calendar!
August 1, 2009 6 pm!!!
- The best local foods transformed into culinary masterpieces by the best local chefs!
- Music by Ironweed and Northwoods
- Wine and beer sampling
- Children’s Activities
- And an outdoor movie on a big screen!
All for only $5!! Kids 12 and under FREE!
We look forward to seeing you there. (If you are interested in volunteering, please reply to this email!)
News from the market:
Peaches are still available on Monday and Wednesday, as well as Saturday.
Sweet Corn is available on Wednesday and Saturday.
The featured product at this Saturday’s market is BLACKBERRIES! Other produce on hand this week will include cantaloupe, green pepper, okra, green beans, potatoes, yellow squash, zucchini, cucumbers, sweet onions, tomatoes and so much more. GYRO MEAT, lamb, pork, ORGANIC beef, buffalo, goat cheese, fresh TROUT, honey, eggs, various types of mushrooms, chocolate, granola bars, FRESH PASTA, pecans and baked goods will all also be available for your dining pleasure. LIME PICKLES are back!
Also find herbs, cut flowers, bedding plants, hanging baskets and patio pots, for eye and nose nourishment.
Entertainment this week is Columbia Housing Authority Youth Choir, a real treat! AND the always enjoyable MERE MORTALS.
For more information on what is happening at the market, check out http://www.columbiafarmersmarket.org/
News of our World, large and small…
WHAT? Columbia Farmer Market only has 139 votes?
I can’t believe only 139 love you the Columbia Farmers’ Market! Please visit http://www.care2.com/farmersmarket/search/?state=MO to vote for the Columbia Farmers’ Market. Help us win $5000 toward the good of the market!
Urban Hen Website – links available to survey and petition! http://columbiaurbanhens.wordpress.com/
Food, Inc., the new documentary exposé on the perils of America’s industrialized food industry, opens at Ragtag Cinema (10 Hitt St. Columbia, MO 65203) on Friday, July 24. For showtimes (posted each Monday) and ticket information, please visit Ragtag Cinema’s website at http://www.ragtagfilm.com
Former volunteer of the Information Café honored as the Very Best in Youth – http://verybestinyouth.nestleusa.com/Winners/Bio-Detail.aspx?Winner=2765f299-01fa-444a-ba2a-e432a6c4f57b
And interesting reading and listening…
Hog Farm Lawsuit settled for $1.1 million, near Kansas City http://www.kansascity.com/115/story/1334390.html
And more on the subject…Loathe Thy Neighbor? http://hsus.typepad.com/wayne/2009/07/factory-farm.html
Does Gardening Make for Better Sex? http://www.chelseagreen.com/content/does-gardening-make-for-better-sex/
And more on the topic…The Good Sex Diet – interview with Ellen Barnard http://staff.hummingbirddistribution.com/kathleenshow/interviews/Ellen_Barnard2.mp3
And for those who love the recipes, please check out this very lovely New York Times link about salads, salads, salads!! (We tried the blueberry/carrot/sunflower seed…and it was absolutely lovely.) Thanks, Jim, for the link and the delicious dinner!
Eat Well. Live Well. Be Well.
Info Cafe Outreach Coordinator
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