Saturday, May 22, 2010

O, Happy Day!

Happy days here in Point Richmond - our little farmer's market has reopened for the season and will be with us every Wednesday evening from 4-8pm until late October! It has started small, with fewer tents than last year, but we have some interesting new vendors and several of the downtown restaurants are opening for farmer's market specials, too.

Little Louie's, for example, is opening their excellent new wine bar, 4 to 9, for tastings on market day. The venerable Hotel Mac is also having market day specials on Wednesdays. Even the Hidden City, which is normally open only for breakfast and lunch, is opening for dinner on Wednesday evenings. We noted that the new Mexican restaurant, El Sol (a branch of the one in Rodeo) in town opened on the first day of the market with samples and promises to be a great new place. There is even a vegan restaurant, Symphonie, in Point Richmond. The popular new pub-style restaurant, Up and Under, is a lively place for a drink or a meal. In fact, our little town has more eateries than you can shake a stick at; why not come try some of these? And, if all you want is a cup of coffee while you stroll the market, Little Louie's and Starbucks will happily fill your cup.

There are also pickup foods at the market - My Beloved and I enjoyed the barbecued pork dinner with potato salad and baked beans, and were torn between that and the turkey leg offering. There is also a Shave Ice stand and a Kettle Corn tent, not to mention the Churros and Funnel Cakes available at another tent. Sadly, I haven't seen the Baked Potato guy this year, yet, but I'm hopeful he will return.

Fresh veggies, fresh flowers, fresh breads, jewelry, art, fresh pastas, even fresh sausages - we have it all just on our doorstep for the next five months and we'll be looking for you to enjoy it with us!

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11 Comments:

Blogger Chilebrown said...

Did Narsai ask about me? I hope the new El Sol is better than the one in Rodeo.

Saturday, May 22, 2010  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Chilebrown, Narsai has deserted us - he didn't return after the first time or two last year. Thanks for the headsup on El Sol - I'll try them, but with caution.

Saturday, May 22, 2010  
Blogger cookiecrumb said...

Want me to call Narsai and give him some s**t?

Saturday, May 22, 2010  
Blogger Ms Brown Mouse said...

It's wonderful, is it not, having a doorstop market?

Saturday, May 22, 2010  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Cookiecrumb, not sure he's worth it. Save your fire for more important causes.

Ms. Mouse, very convenient and it enhances our already good sense of community here in the Point. O, Happy Day!

Sunday, May 23, 2010  
Blogger Greg said...

So many markets...so little time.

Sunday, May 23, 2010  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Yes, but how many offer the market itself and so many other diversions? We are having the town-wide garage sale on Memorial Day, too - can you resist? :-)

Sunday, May 23, 2010  
Blogger namastenancy said...

Your Farmer's Market is the Cadillac of markets. You know the one that I go to, in the Civic Center. It's colorful but the pickings are scarce, compared to what you have available. In fact, I was there today and thought that there were less booths then this time last year. The strawberries were sour, with a huge green-white center so they were picked when not ripe and the various greens on display looked wilted and a bit past their sell date. I sure hope that all the mickey-mousing that our Board of Supervisors has done with the licensing hasn't destroyed the market.

Sunday, May 23, 2010  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Nancy, well, maybe just the Chevrolet! However, I'm distressed to hear that the Civic Center market is not so hot - try going on Wednesdays when all the working folks are there to buy, too. It may be that the vendors have learned that Wednesday is the day to aim for.

Sunday, May 23, 2010  
Blogger Kailyn said...

I saw the specials listed at the Hotel Mac when I was there on Mother's Day.

Oh and I know I didn't just read "town-wide garage sale." So all of Richmond is having this or is this just your neighborhood? Sorry but as an East Bay native, it really irks me when certain neighborhoods pretend that they are not a part of a city because they don't want to be associated with the negative image that others may have of that city. Rockridge and Montclair come to mind.

Monday, May 24, 2010  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Kailyn, I think the garage sales in Point Richmond benefit the Masquers Playhouse, although they may happen on the same day as the rest of Richmond. And you are correct - people who live here are very careful to emphasize POINT Richmond, as being separate from greater Richmond. I, on the other hand, have always relished saying I live in Richmond and watching their eyes bug out. You can tell they are thinking, "What is Mrs. Whitebread Suburbs doing living in Richmond??" Serves 'em right for making generalizations.

Monday, May 24, 2010  

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