Friday, October 26, 2007

halloween fruits

It's that time again. The crazy time of year when the Great Pumpkin rises over the patch and the ghouls and goblins come out to eat. Time to dress up and go sample some autumn fruit at the Berkeley Farmers' Markets, like on this coming Tuesday Halloween-eve as part of the Fall Fruit 'N Fright festivites. If you're in the East Bay, don't miss it and come check it out! If you can't make it, there is also this Saturday the 27th (tomorrow, sorry for the short notice) a chance to come for a preview fall fruit tasting while shopping. Then if you're lucky you can come again on Tuesday the 30th for more tasting and holiday festivities. Eat pie! Honor the dead! Dress up with the kids and come on down and carve a pumpkin! Show them that Halloween ain't just candy, it's also a bounty of great fruit. And what better way to get kids to love fruit than to give them the best in a fun atmosphere.

Rumor has it that master baker and sourdough saviour JtheC fresh from a desert camping trip will be making a brief appearance to cut some fruit for the public. A small flamingo and baby penguin that are the fruit of his loins might be in tow but other than avian off-spring, no miracles will be involved. However, J-man will be wielding a really sharp paring knife (which he keeps in his sleeve for such occasions, and hopes to not injure one of his healing hands this time) and working alongside other volunteers (is it really any suprise that he does?) while lovingly slicing some really delectable fruit, and serving it to you, the market shopper, for free. Just come on by the Ecology Center booth with a mouth ready for stuffing with tantalizingly super tasty pears, apples, and persimmons, maybe even some early citrus and spooky bloody looking pomegranates.

It's time for fun. See you there! Tell the folks at the booth that the Monkey Wrangler sent you and if you're there later in the day, give JtheC a big squeeze while enjoying the festivities......

8 comments:

K & S said...

sounds like a great event! wish I could be there.

Callipygia said...

Aww now I'm really homesick (used to live a block from the Ecology center)... and JtheC giving a big guest appearance, Persimmons & pomegranates?!? Sounds like a fun event, hope there is a big turnout- & maybe one small miracle.

cookiecrumb said...

Holy Christ! Are you all churchy and all like that?
Happy Halloween to you and your household.
Blessings.

Monkey Wrangler said...

Kat: I'll make sure I tip my hat to the West and think of you.

Calli: Yeah, maybe just one little one.

Cookie: Me? Christ no!
Can I still send my blessing anyway?

leena! said...

Wow. I've never really seen a picture of you and I never took you as the long haired hippy type:) But I'm digging the JC costume...and I'm a Hindu, so I normally don't go for the long haired, robe wearing type. I like my messiahs in giant diapers and starving themselves.
Happy Halloween! And make sure to set some of the monkeys' candy stash aside for yourself.

Monkey Wrangler said...

Leena: HAAA! You are too funny! Giant diapers and starving.......I'll be thinking about that one for a while.

Thanks for the reminder on the sweets, although I usually do just fine. In fact today at H's office party, I bought the kids and a pasta salad down to a lunch potluck and when the wee one had his costume off for riding home, I stuffed one of the legs with candy. I mean hey, they had bottle caps and sweet tarts. You know you'd do it too.

HipWriterMama said...

Hope y'all had a great Halloween...

Monkey Wrangler said...

Hip: Thanks! You too......