The early bird? Gets the strawberries.

Sadly, I was not the early bird today at the Hollywood Farmer’s Market. That means, of course, that I did not get any strawberries. Nor did I see any of the mushrooms Nick Zukin of raved about in his write-up of the market a few weeks ago.

I should know better – I’m a farmer’s market veteran, after all. But although I’m a regular at the Hollywood market when it’s open, I really haven’t checked out the other markets around the metro area, save for the Portland Farmer’s Market downtown in the Park Blocks. I know I’ve heard good things about the Beaverton market, in particular – Nick’s written this up as well, and has email newsletters posted from other markets in the area – in fact, you should really explore his site for more information if you’re not already a regular reader. (And if you’re not? Whythehellnot, already?)

With the new markets popping up all the time (a new one at 15th and Alberta on Saturday, so I’ve heard), there’s a farmer’s market near you, I’m sure. Try it out & report back. But remember – the early bird will get the strawberries …blueberries …cherries …not to mention the basil and sweet corn.

And then the early bird will invite me over to dinner – right?

1 Comment so far

  1. ExtraMSG (unregistered) on May 28th, 2005 @ 9:26 pm

    I visited three farmers markets today: Vancouver, Portland, and Beaverton. All were sold out of Hood strawberries by the time I got there and I started out somewhat early (9:30am).

    Thanks for the plug.

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