Saturday, January 24, 2009

This Just in From Cherry Street Farmers Market

At about this time of year, I begin to long for those succulent, juicy, home-grown peaches for which this part of the country is famous. I can't help myself. The weather has been gray and cold for months. The thought of how the juices drip down my chin when I bite into a soft, ripe peach gets me through the days when the wind chaps my cheeks and the thought of having to bundle up in scarves and boots for one more day makes me whine like a baby in a bookstore.

I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who daydreams about fresh (I mean, really fresh) produce during the last leg of winter.

From the Cherry Street Farmers Market newsletter, dated yesterday:

The winter weather moving in this weekend may make farmers' market season seem a long time away, but the Cherry Street Farmers' Market vendors are thinking spring, spring, spring!...

Our market is participating, along with many other organizations, in a first annual "Local Foods Week" June 15-21, sponsored by Buy Fresh Buy Local Oklahoma...

We hope to see each and every one of you at our first market. Here are the opening dates - mark your calendars now:

Saturday Market
15th and Peoria
Opens second Saturday in April
Closes first Saturday in October
7:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Opening day: April 11

Wednesday Market
41st and Peoria
Opens first Wednesday in May
Closes third Wednesday in October
8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Opening day: May 6


The events advertised in this first Cherry Street Farmers Market e-mail of the year - including a local food forum later this month, a Tulsa County OSU-Extension Canning Class next month and a market gardening class at the OSU-Extension - will be posted on the TDT calendar in the sidebar.

Have a look and pick an activity or two. Everything we do to support Tulsa's farmers markets enriches them and helps them to grow in this really yummy and healthful version of the old adage, "What comes around, goes around."

Second photo from waymarking.com.

5 comments:

john calkins said...

I am developing a complex in a historic building at 18th & Boston. One concept is a farmers market/community catering kitchen. http://shesaidpics.com/sobo.html

Emma said...

Hey, Tasha. This long-time subscriber needs your help! Where's the best place in town for Chinese food? Ever since the Szechuan Express on Lewis between 51st and 61st closed, my husband and I are at a loss.

Any suggestions for local, inexpensive, tasty Chinese food?!?

Maria said...

Mmm... My CSA sent me an email this past week about signing up again. I love the CSA and Farmer's market. I need to get on the newsletter list, but I didn't see it on the Cherry Street web page. Maybe I'll see it with fresh eyes tomorrow.

BigAssBelle said...

I love the farmer's market, and growing my own food. There's something marvelous about trotting down to the basement, picking out a few sweet potatoes, some carrots, a jar of pickles, getting some sweet corn from the freezer, and knowing I grew it all myself.

Tulsa's got a community garden coming up, have you seen it:

http://www.meetup.com/Tulsa-Community-Garden/

It's about time Tulsa joined other large cities in this effort. We've got tons of vacant land, lots of folks interested. Hoping it will inspire others to join in.

Maria said...

Wow! I didn't know they were working on a community garden. i'm thinking about signing up for the OK Coop... I love my CSA too.

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