Also, these beautiful painting-like red leaf lettuce, grown by Joe Schirmer of Dirty Girl Produce. (Don't you think it should be "Dirty Girls Produce"? Without the possessive apostrophe, of course: "produce" being a verb.)
It's really good to see Joe back at the market, in a new spot on the first row.
Monday night was the monthly meeting for the Board of Directors of the Friends of the UCSC Farm & Garden, and we got to lay our hands and eyes on the brand-new cookbook that the Friends have produced: Fresh from the Farm & Garden.
As a graphic designer, I was wowed by the book: it's very intelligently laid out and very attractive. You can read a little more about the cookbook—which is not a revision of their first book, but entirely new recipes—here. That's ordering information, and more about the book.
(I've written them to ask if I might publish a couple of recipes, so we'll see. That really would be a treat.)
And one more little treat: I met a man at the farmers market on Saturday who's a photographer with a weblog, called Sunrise Santa Cruz. Geoff Gilbert loves to photograph sunrises, but he has other fabulous photography as well. Coincidentally, a glaring case of insomnia on Sunday morning had me arising at dawn, so I plunked down in front of the "pewter," as Logan calls it, and started reading what Geoff had to say. And I read every single entry: he's a wonderful writer with wit, heart, and wide-ranging interests. I honestly don't know of a better written general-interest weblog: Gilbert's got plenty to say, and if you don't laugh, something is wrong with you. Here's a good place to start, since he writes about a farm.
That's all for today: just a little treat from the central coast of California, where the waves are huge and the sunrises, awesome.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: "Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed." —Herman Melville
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