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Tres Cosmopolitan

  So yesterday, I brought a map of the world to the Bellevue Farmers Market. When I had a customer with an accent, I asked them to sign my map. The results, in 5 hours of market, 2 from China, … Continue reading

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How do I get my ideas?

  I’m often asked at the market “where do you get your ideas?’.  I’m going to try to ‘splain’ it to you, as this week was typical. Let’s start with the fact that late winter isn’t a great time to … Continue reading

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My competition from Tel Aviv

So my daughter the rabbi sent me a picture from shuk haikkarim, the farmers market in Tel Aviv, with my Israeli competition. The flavors are mango, plum, orange with coffee, apricot, fig, cherry, guava …..  

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The new world of food — a survey

Mark Bittman is the New York Times food columnist and his Thanksgiving column is a good place to get an overview of the leading edge of change in the world of food. http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/19/no-turkeys-here/?scp=4&sq=mark%20bittman&st=cse.  I recommend spending a lazy afternoon or … Continue reading

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Local Food, no elitist plot.

Mark Bittman, the New York Times food writer, has a good essay about why to eat local. I’m reccomending it. http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/01/local-food-no-elitist-plot/?ref=opinion. I try to get most of my product locally, and I always credit a local producers in the ingrediants … Continue reading

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All them markets

I recieved an email from a student who has made a cool database of farmers Markets and what they sell etc. Check it out– http://farmers-markets.findthedata.org/

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Photo Class

So yesterday the photo class hung out at the market. One nice fellow spent at least 15 minutes with a big camera at my booth. He sent me this picture with the comment it was his best result. I’m resisting … Continue reading

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Contest — Name that Jam Business!

I need  a new name for my jam business. I’ve got a bunch of reasons, but the end result is a need a new, groovey name. My imagination isn’t working that way, so I’m having a contest. The prize, a … Continue reading

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Impulse shopping at the Farmers Market

  I often spend time a the farmers markets impulse buying, sometimes trading, sometimes thinking I’m stocking up. I’ll end up with a box of groceries, and being who I am, they often don’t make sense. So, after a weekend … Continue reading

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How do you like them Apples?

I was thinking about why I write so seldom on this blog, when I realized I don’t have to think about something special, only to write about what I’m thinking about, which for the last couple of weeks has been … Continue reading

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