|Hello Market Friends:
There were plenty of notable things about my paternal Grandmother, including that she played field hockey and went on a canoe trip for her honeymoon. However, many anecdotes about her were connected to food. Once I heard her described as really knowing how to scrape every last bit of batter from a bowl. It seemed a funny thing to praise about an interesting and intelligent woman, but then my Grandmother raised five sons and two daughters mainly during the depression, and there were usually extra people at her table. She worried about money more than my Grandfather, but she always fed people generously. She had a recipe called All you Want Cake, and she also instituted Pie Day, a once a year free-for-all when each of her seven children got a whole pie of their own. This is one of the reasons why pie holds a large and special spot in my heart.
Now my food anecdotes and associations are constantly enriched by market connections. I was thinking about Mimi and Nacho‘s generosity as I sliced Reyes Farms fruit for the pie shown above, and musing over Carole‘s plans to grow her own wheat as I rolled out the pastry, made with MotherDough‘s glorious fresh flour.
We are so fortunate to know who grows and makes our food, a kind of connection that has become all too rare. Will you share your food stories with us? We’d love to hear from you!
This week, we have a whole bunch of vendors back, and a new one to introduce: