From SCOTT CRATTY
Friends of the Farmers Market,
Greetings! The market has been slow the last couple of weeks, but I know that you will not be able to resist all of the cool stuff going on this Saturday.
For starters, we will have an interactive chef demonstration showing how to prepare your own great salad dressings from scratch, using what is available at the market (even at this lean point in the season). To participate meet up with Jini Reynolds at 10am under the pavilion and join her as she shops the farmers’ market for fresh ingredients. She will then show you how to make a range of fresh-made dressings. Then you get to taste them.
The market will also share space with two important benefits. The Peregrine Audubon Society’s annual rummage sale will be in the park at Alex Thomas Plaza. It is your opportunity to find something interesting and support a good cause. We will also host a raffle supporting for the upcoming Death to Meth concert and educational event (see today’s UDJ for more about this event).
For the kids, our series of 10:30am story time features kicks-off this week with a reading by librarian Eliza Wingate with assistance from Joplin the therapy dog. Look for it near the Jumperz play house.
In the street the oysters are likely to be back, Covelo Organics should be with us for the 1st time this season, Richard Jeske will be at the market for the 1st time with goji berry plants, table grape plants selected specially for inland Mendocino Co, tree collard plants, and shiso plants. You will also have the opportunity to visit with Stephen Decater of Live Power Community Farm under the pavilion. Plus, Diamond Edge Knife Sharpening will be on hand to tackle your most difficult sharpening challenges.
All of that plus our usual array of excellent local farms and ranches.
Finally, follow the link below to our revamped Ukiah Saturday Farmers’ Market TV commercial. It should start to play on Comcast as early as next week.
As usual, the market is 8:30 to noon at the corners of School and Clay St in historic downtown Ukiah.