Here’s the poster! More details about the program at the HomeGrown Festival home page.
No support for rich text editing in safari, but otherwise performant. Kind of nice.
I’ll need to really learn markdown for a couple of reasons, not the least of which is that it descends from setext.
A2B3 lunch is Thursday as always.
Ann Arbor Parks did trick or treat today, Sunday, noon to 4pm on the Huron River.
Arborwiki makes a good companion as you go for errands around town.
Ann Arbor City Council elections and a millage are coming up. The Ann Arbor Chronicle has characteristically thorough coverage of the League of Women Voters forums.
Some project, not yet identified, has North Main torn up at Catherine. A second project has North Division down to a single lane. Expect delays.
No one was hurt in last week's fire on Harpst.
I'm trying a neighborhood LinkedIn group to see what kind of density I need to get enough people to make a group worthwhile; it might make sense to grab people closest first and then out by distance.
Tigers lost in the ALCS, and I’m looking forward to spring training.
Power outages from the Saturday windstorms were worst in Warren.
Occupy Chicago has had a lot of protest, via the Chicago Tribune which was on the scene.
Occupy Wall Street took over Times Square.
I am tracking steps with a pedometer again, thanks to Paul Resnick and a research group at UMSI.
Statler and Waldorf have taken over the Muppets twitter account. New movie due for Thanksgiving. Cue the Muppets.
The wind on Saturday made farmers market blustery. Squash of all sizes and varieties were there, and there’s nothing like a big old Hubbard squash to keep the corner of a table down. A farmer was doing the frost dance but said they had none at the last full moon. Traditionally, it’s said that the best way to open a Hubbard is to take an axe to it, or to throw it down into the cellar.
Steve Jobs, Dennis Ritchie, Einar Steffrud.
Pinboard now supports Gopher urls in bookmarks.
Michigan football lost to State. It was as good an excuse as any to call my aunt who went to East Lansing.
Wow, I have a lot of categories.
Whitaker's Berry Farm in Ida, MI (about 30 miles S of Ann Arbor.) opens Thursday, June 9, 2011 at 8:00 a.m. U-Pick $1.30/#, $3.25/qt prepicked. "Those wanting real large amounts for canning and freezing, may wish to wait until closer to June 15th, which is when peak season should begin."
Rowe's Produce Farm in Rawsonville, MI (about 10 miles E of Ann Arbor) is opening on Thursday, June 9, 2011 at 7:00 a.m. U-Pick $1.57/#. Call for picking conditions 734-482-8538 as they may have to close Friday for more ripening.
DeGroot's Strawberries in Gregory, MI (about 45 miles NW of Ann Arbor) said "mid June" on its Facebook page about 3 weeks ago.
Gibb's Berry Farm in Eaton Rapids (about 60 miles WNW of Ann Arbor) is bringing strawberries to the Ann Arbor Farmers Market. Price was $4.25 /quart on the first week of June, often prices change during the season and dip during peak times when produce is more plentiful.
I'm looking forward to a Father's Day berrypicking trip, which should be about right. My notes from the 2008 strawberry season reminded me to bring more water while picking; the 2007 strawberry season notes an early use of Twitter to coordinate berrypicking.
The image is from The Illustrated Strawberry Culturist (Fuller, 1887).
Here's what some people have written about recently in their writings about the Ann Arbor Farmers Market, especially looking at produce that's at market, new vendors and old, how people are doing and checking the weather.
The one constant is that everyone seems to have gotten a lot of rain. Here's a map of the last 7 days of precipitation.
Eggs: Grandma from Grandma's Kitchen brought 137 dozen eggs. Her tractor is still in the mud up to its axles.
Rhubarb: $3.50 for about 1.5 # from Wasem's Fruit Farm. Cynthia from Mother's Kitchen has this recipe for Stewed Rhubarb.
I don't think I'll need any miracles today. And if you are new to canning, you won't need any miracles either if give rhubarb a try. Canning stewed rhubarb is ridiculously simple – all you need is rhubarb and sugar.
Greens: It was the week for a bag of braising greens, knowing full well that greens needed to stay in the fridge a day or two before being eaten and thus the spinach was a bad choice.
Chocolate: Paul from Mindo Chocolates was there sampling some amazing freshly roasted chocolate.
Here's the market report for the third Saturday in March, 3/19/2011, at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market.
Eggs were plentiful, $3/doz and up. Donna Puehler from Delta, Ohio who owns Grandma's Kitchen said her chickens were enjoying the out of doors.
The most lovely ornamental I saw were the pussy willows from Jan Upston at Wasem Fruit Farm in Augusta Township.
Molly Notarianni, the market manager, talked to me about plans for a new Wednesday evening market, which will only feature prepared foods and fresh produce. Molly noted that the expanding local food cart market means that a whole set of new vendors will be at the new market this summer. The market would be a pilot project, running for this summer only to gauge vendor and public interest.
Goetz Greenhouse brought this lovely chard; photo courtesy Karl Rosaen, Real Time Farms.
Edward Vielmetti shops at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market with his son Saul Vielmetti. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org or 734-330-2465.
A quick post on my way from the Ann Arbor Farmers Market to work at AnnArbor.com. It's art fair today, so there will be a zillion people on Liberty Street; the food coop is pretty quiet.
I was at market on Saturday (yesterday) and kept an eye out for fruit and for new things at market. Here's some details.
Sour cherries were gone; sweet cherries were $5-$6 per quart.
Both Erie Orchards and Sodt's Berry Farm had blueberries for $40 for a 10# lug.
Basil, $1.00 to $1.25 a small bag, or $10/# (organic).
Grandma from Grandma's Kitchen brought 70 dozen eggs and was sold out at noon.
The U-Pick local report from Mark Charles:
Makielski's raspberry farm says "2 weeks" (about July 25.)
and the field report from the Buhr Park wet meadow from Andy Brush
- Yellow Coneflower
- Prairie Dack (just getting going)
- Butterfly Milkweed
- Hoary Vervain
- Daisy Fleabane