Aug. 26, 2008 at 10:19am

Get your fresh fruits and vegetables before they are all gone

The news about Richter Farm has been so discouraging over the past week. It seems like I hear a different story about the struggles that little farms face every day. I have to admit that it gets me down. A day at the market usually perks me up a bit - and you are welcome to join me in my therapy today. The farmers start arriving at 2pm to get their tents set up at the 6th Ave Farmers Market at 6th & Pine. It is amazing how hard they work to get their produce to market and to make it presentable for their customers. The market seems like it rises right out of the pavement in time for the 3:30 opening. Then, at 7:30, they pack it all up and head home again. For many of them, they get up early in the morning to do it all over again at another market - the rest just get up early to do the milking, weeding, or harvesting. Their hard work and dedication is inspiring and I'm proud to be part of getting the product of their hard work into your hands. I hope you can make it out to support our local farmers today, and hopefully catch some optimism with me.

New at the market today will be Upper Crust with fresh baked breads.

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by Heather on 8/26/2008 @ 10:41am
Also, the music promises to be really good today: Sue Quigley starts at 5:30. I've been listening to her this morning on myspace and her stuff is mellow and soulful; I'm really enjoying it.


Hello! I'm Heather and I'm a bit manic about Tacoma.

I'll probably be blogging about my experiences in Tacoma as they relate to the environment (natural and built), social (in)justice, community building, economic development, bio-diesel, public transit, biking, gardening, home improvement, food & wine, and my little family (me, my husband, one dog, one cat). This is my first attempt at writing a blog - so please bear with me.

Contact: heather.ups@gmail.com

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