Sunday, September 14, 2008

Market Report - September 14

I am sure that there were a number of fellow bloggers/blog readers at the Market this morning, but things didn't quite gel and after a couple of futile approaches ("Um... are you a blogger?"), I just stood chatting with Key, who owns Baltimore Dog Bakery, which is just across from Reed's. Connor-pup gets one of Key's biscuits just before bed. He races upstairs, and gives me a little bark and then gets the biscuit.

My meet-up ended up being a photography safari with noted photographer and New York Times contributor, Marty Katz, who knows even more people than I do. He was trying out a new video camera and both of us spotted numerous opportunities for great shots and interesting angles. He even took a photo of me to prove I was actually there with hat on! This isn't my hat:

I noticed a lot more cool-weather items at the market, depsite the heat and humidity of this morning. There was lots of cider in a variety of combinations from Reed's. Also very prevalent were the potatoes from several vendors. There are now even more pumpkins and gourds, and I especially liked the tiny yellow and white pumpkins. Below is detail from a butternut squash. I do love a good curried butternut squash soup.
The last several weeks, I've seen people carrying stems of lotus buds. Some of them are fresh and others dried, but all are very pre-historic looking.Because we were at the market until after 10, I noticed the difference in the buyers from the 8:00 hour to the 10:00 hour. And because Marty usually goes to the Waverly market, I saw a lot of things through his eyes. After last week's mob scene, the market was less crowded, and there were even some empty spaces where vendors were missing.


John said...

Sorry I didn't make it, Meg. When I read - below - that we'd be meeting at 8, I realized that there was no way I'd be up that early! (I get up much earlier Monday through Saturday, so this is my only day to sleep in.) I was up around 8, went back to sleep, and then got back up around 9:30. I DID get there, but it was around 10:30, so I didn't know if I'd see anyone.

I know the good stuff is usually gone by the time I get there. But I did get a $2 box of shallots, half a pound of mesclun for $3.50, three itty bitty bell peppers for $1.50 total, a red onion for either $1 or $0.50, and and a few other things I don't remember. I did get to the Thai booth to get a slightly greasy but tasty coconut shrimp skewer and a steamed taro bun for $4, and a little bag of Miguel's donuts for $2. This was before I realized there was a guy selling crepes. One woman I ran into said she was in heaven after just two bites of it. Next time I go, I'm passing up the Thai for a crepe!

Lucky said...

i didn't see the last post until just now - 2am monday morning.

i really wanted to come! please plan another one!

i am so thrilled they have the baby boo pumpkins this year! i couldn't find any last year.

Julie said...

Yes, plan another one. I was sorry I wasn't in town for this one but I'll make sure I'm in town for the next one!

Maybe the next one should be a little later so we can make sure that late risers like John can be there.

Pigtown-Design said...

Julie... I think that it's a good idea to do another one and to do it a little later. And I will be sure to check with your schedule before I set a date for the next one.

Anonymous said...

Hey Meg! I had intentions of jutting over there but the sandman got to me! NEXT TIME!

Pigtown-Design said...

Lucky... I love the little boo pumpkins, too. I've painted them silver and gold with acrylic paints and then varnished them. They look great scattered across a table cloth.

- Suzie - said...

Hello Pigtown inhabitant,

I like your blogs (lot of work?) and the names and photos!

Yes, living abroad can make a trip to IKEA like going home for an hour or so...

Cote de Texas said...

I have a hat just like that - is it a Kaminsky? I swear - we could be twins - that could be me in that picture. exactly. in fact for a second I thought it was me! I always forget you have two blogs.

very cute!