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Old 03-23-2009, 11:56 PM
 
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I somehow missed Robert Rivard's editorial about SA's Market Square at the end of last month. He's a bit harsh, but for the most part I have to agree with the quality of merchandise that is offered at El Mercado.

I am very curious however about the extent of the Farmer's Market he mentioned at the Pearl Brewery. Does anyone know about the master plan for this? We've had numerous threads about many people wanting a true Farmer's Market.....I'm just wondering about the scale of the project. My guess is that if Kit Goldsbury has anything to do with it, it will be spectacular....and well worth the wait. I'm just curious to know where it will fit....and where the overflow parking will be for all the shoppers!

Here's Bob's article: Strolling in Market Square, a place of unrealized possibilities (http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/columnists/robert_rivard/Strolling_in_Market_Square_a_place_of_unrealized_p ossibilities.html - broken link)
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Old 03-24-2009, 07:10 AM
 
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I have truly missed a Farmers' Market since I last attended a monthly one in NH. That one was amazing with its vendors...veggies, fruits, flowers and crafts. I would really love to see SA bring one here that is just as fabulous or better!!
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Old 03-24-2009, 07:43 AM
 
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Make the drive to Austin on a Saturday morning if you want a large well stocked farmers market. Its not Santa Monica or Union Square, but its close enough.
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Old 03-24-2009, 07:57 AM
 
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Make the drive to Austin on a Saturday morning if you want a large well stocked farmers market. Its not Santa Monica or Union Square, but its close enough.
That defeats any benefit of a farmer's market. We need one local.
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Old 03-24-2009, 08:38 AM
 
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I actually met the woman in charge of putting together the Pearl Brewery farmer's market. She is really neat, and has some amazing plans. She really understands what needs to happen to produce a top notch market here in town.

I'm also really excited about the the Pearl in general. I think it's shaping up to be really spectacular, and it's lucky that it has someone like Kit Goldsbury as its backer.

I think the overflow parking goes under the freeway - last time I was down there, there was lots of parking in lots directly under 281.
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Old 03-24-2009, 01:21 PM
 
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Ditto on Pearl's fantastic plans. Tatum Evans is the manager of the market and she welcomes feedback, questions, suggestions, etc. Their website is not up yet, but will be very soon and they plan a lot of interactive features to educate the community.

The market will only carry locally grown produce, meats, cheeses, etc., and there will be chef demonstrations every weekend (to tie in with the CIA chef's academy at Pearl). She indicated that the market will be open YEAR-ROUND... yes, that's right every Saturday, all year. I believe it will be the only one in San Antonio to do so. As an FYI, the market will have its soft opening on April 11 from 9a-1p and the grand opening on May 16.

Support local farmers! It's better for the environment and healthier for you!
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Old 03-24-2009, 01:58 PM
 
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That's great news. I hope they do it right. It sounds like someone has really done their home work on how to do a farmers market. I hope it's a huge success. Let us know when the website is up.
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Old 03-24-2009, 07:07 PM
 
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Ditto on Pearl's fantastic plans. Tatum Evans is the manager of the market and she welcomes feedback, questions, suggestions, etc. Their website is not up yet, but will be very soon and they plan a lot of interactive features to educate the community.

The market will only carry locally grown produce, meats, cheeses, etc., and there will be chef demonstrations every weekend (to tie in with the CIA chef's academy at Pearl). She indicated that the market will be open YEAR-ROUND... yes, that's right every Saturday, all year. I believe it will be the only one in San Antonio to do so. As an FYI, the market will have its soft opening on April 11 from 9a-1p and the grand opening on May 16.

Support local farmers! It's better for the environment and healthier for you!
This is SUPER AWESOME!!! I am sooo excited!! Let us know if you get any more info!
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Old 03-24-2009, 07:51 PM
 
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This is AWESOME news! Thanks for sharing!
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Old 03-24-2009, 09:19 PM
 
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This is great,
here's an idea that would be great:
Put a sign on the Highway 1/4 mile before the exit on 281 Southbound.
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