Saturday, July 10, 2010

Ogden's Farmers Market Kicks Off the Summer of 2010

Saturdays 8-1, July 10 to September 25, 2010

For those readers who are looking for an interesting and enjoyable Ogden downtown venue this morning, we provide this helpful reminder that Ogden Farmer's Market kicks off its 2010 season, on Ogden's Historic 25th Street this morning @ 8:00 a.m. Check out this nifty video, which will help you get into the spirit:


Click this link to learn more:
Get Fresh In Downtown Ogden
And while you're ambling about Ogden's Two-five Drive this morning, keep your eyes peeled for this logo.

In this connection, we're told that Utahns for Ethical Government volunteers will be circulating petitions at the Farmers Market from this morning through mid August.

Weber County is within spitting distance of filling up its quota to qualify the petition for the ballot.

Despite the most recent efforts of the evil anti-ethics forces to squelch the voice of the people, we're optimistic that the lumpencitizens of Weber County will do their part to put the local petition drive over the top, and to bring robust ethics reform to the legislature.

Have fun, folks... and don't forget to chime in with your observations about this morning's Farmers Market event.

15 comments:

Curmudgeon said...

Rudi, I like the Ogden Farmers Market fine. We go a lot.

But it is not Utah's "largest" farmers market.

They have one of these down in Salt Lake City that is substantially larger [number of vendors, size of crowds, etc] than Ogden's.

"Best" is a value judgment people can make for themselves. But largest? No.

Stein E. said...

o go blow yourself curm, you ass clown

Stein E. said...

Oh, Come on Curm break it down for us in 27 paragraphs or less. Nutty professor.

Dan S. said...

Crowded but worth it.

Danny said...

I clicked on the link to the market, and watched the syrupy, cheap video.

None of it, at least at first glance, even told me what, where, when. But my Internet is slow today.

The only place I saw this important information was Rudi's headline.

The video has the earmarks of Channel 17 - cheesy, information deficient, largely useless (other than for the unedited council meeting broadcasts). What do you want to bet?

Curmudgeon said...

Danny:

A promotional booklet for the Farmer's Market, dates, vendors, arrived as in insert to the Standard Examiner Saturday morning. As I've said many times, the SE has lots of room for improvement, but it is the only daily source of local news we've got. [Insert punchline to the old gambler's joke here: "I know it's a crooked game, but it's the only game in town."]

Bill the Gentile said...

My only complaint is that there were too many trinkets and baubles for sale and not enough of those goods actual farmers produce. Oh, and I'm with Dan on the crowding issue - it seems like they could open it up a bit.

I intend to keep going and I suspect it will only get better.

OgdenLover said...

It's been a tough year for local farmers. Everything is delayed. I went to the Fruitway yesterday and what little produce there was came from outside this area. It was cold and rainy so little is ripe yet.

Curmudgeon said...

Bill:

The produce tends to increase substantially as we get closer to harvest for a variety of crops. No corn in yet, for example, but there will be lots of it later. Happily, every year so far, one [1] farmer at the market has offered exclusively sweet yellow corn, not that anemic white stuff, or the mixed-breed half-and-half variety that can't make up its mind, but good sweet yellow corn, like god intended corn to be. Hoping he's there again this year when the corn comes in.

Bill the Gentile said...

I think I know which vendor you're talking about, Curmudgeon. It was indeed yellow and sweet, and I ate my weight in it last year.

And you are absolutely right OgdenLover, I forgot about the weird Spring weather these farmers had to contend with. Makes more sense now.

Viktor said...

I don't know, haven't been there, but if the Farmer's market thing is a good deal and is working out for everyone you can bet your granny's butt that Herr Godfrey and his merry band of incompetents will move in soon and ruin it. They seem to have that MO around these parts.

Danny said...

Curm,

Yes, sweet corn.

One of the delights of living in a rural area. Top notch, can't buy in stores, and you can still get it pretty cheap too around here.

Or, you can grow it.

From my standpoint, Utah peaches are incomparable too. None others come close. Our tomatoes and peppers are great too.

Each summer in Ogden has added months to my life, I believe, just on the clean air, the water, the mountains and the fresh produce.

And Godfrey spends his time trying to turn it all into LA Del Norte.

BTW, I hear they have homemade tractor churned ice cream at 25th and Washington. I keep meaning to check that out. Of course, I make my own too.

Curmudgeon said...

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Curmudgeon said...

Second comment bumped to front page

(Gentle Curmudgeon is definitely on a roll this morning - Ed.)

YouKnowWhoIAm:) said...

*Plug for The Daily Rise - Cuz they are my Peeps!*
They are one of my favorite vendors, they have THE nicest employees, and THE best Mountain Chiller Lattes ever! They are set up on the corner right by the guys selling that WONDERFUL bread!! And that lady selling her mixed goods of nuts and candy. Love the market. It's just fun walking around, seeing the goods, buying the yummies....Hurry up Saturday!! :D

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