Catherine's Corner

Catherine’s Corner

For those of you who have been coming to the markets for many years, we have sad news. Gib Everett, the original “Orchid Man” recently passed away at his home in Chico. He was a long standing member of the Monterey Bay Certified Farmers Markets from 1993 to 2002. Gib was a small orchid grower out of Watsonville. His humor and wit will be missed.

Andrew Davids, better known as ‘Andy’ at the Windmill Farm booth, will be appearing in Saint Joan at the Jewel Theatre Company in September. You can purchase tickets at www.jeweltheatre.net   Andy has always had a love for the theater and appears in may plays and productions throughout the year. You can also catch him at the Aptos Farmers Market where is knowledge of greens and strawberries will astound you.

The MBCFM sponsored softball team, The Mother Cluckers, won their softball championship game Monday, August 25. Congratulations to Chris Mora of Mello-Dy Ranch and the rest of the team on winning in their division.

As the frenetic summer pace slows down and we slide into autumn, there is a gentler more relaxed quality to our market days. September feels like the time to return to our kitchens, to have cozy family dinners around the table and to make lots of apple desserts. Remember folks — home is where the pants are stretchy and the wifi connects automatically!

Have a great month!

— Catherine