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Saturday, August 6, 2011

Scenes from Today’s Vegetapalooza at North City Farmers’ Market

It was a fantastic day at the North City Farmers’ Market today.  Although a bit warm, the temperatures were much, much better than recent weeks.  The vendors were happy with sales, the customers were pleased with the variety of healthy and fresh vegetables and fruit and other goods being sold, and a good time was had by all.

Music from Wack-A-Doo filled the air and contributed to the festive atmosphere.

Music from Wack-A-Doo filled the air and contributed to the festive atmosphere.

Congratulations to the contest winners…

Gail Havens won 1st prize for “Weirdest Home-grown Vegetable” for her “weird, long bean.”

The Burning Kumquat Farm, a student-run, organic garden on the campus of Washington University, won first prize for largest vegetable for their oversized, odd-looking cucumber.

Courtney McDermott won first prize for her cool berry cream pie (which was perfect for warm day).

Thank you to Left Bank Books and Angel Baked Cookies for providing prizes for this year’s winners.

And the Burning Kumquat team (shown above with chef Ivy Tominack) won the cook-off contest against the team of Veronica Holden (representing the 13th Street Garden) and Sarah Kate Buckles (representing the Old North Grocery Co-op) with a 4-vote margin of victory, based on voting from market visitors.

Another special feature at today’s market was a visit by the Truck Farm, a pick-up truck with a vegetable garden growing in the back.

Our previous post made note of the fact that the North City Farmers’ Market is a project of Old North St. Louis Restoration Group and made possible by grant funding from Missouri Foundation for Health.  We should also note that the market wouldn’t happen at all without significant volunteer support from neighbors and outside friends, including a list too long to include in this post.  We’ll get a full listing of volunteers up in a future post.  But the market also benefits from the hard labor of Market Master Cassandra Howard, Project Coordinator Veronica Holden, and Nutrition Educator / Chef Ivy Tominack.  Thank you to all for making the market so successful!

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