Bloggerhood Etc. 3/24/14

Giant Burt Reynolds!

Photo: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

Spring is in the air and March Madness in on TV. It’s Monday. Time for the best of the week from around the blogosphere.

Best Parenting Post.Why all those years of lost sleep spent parenting are worth it” by Lisa-Jo Baker at Surprised by Motherhood.

Best T.S. Elliot Reference in a Headline.A Turbulent Priest Awaits the Conquest of Crimea” by Simon Shuster at Time.com.

Best Social Media Post.When You Don’t Make the List” by Addie Zierman at How to Talk Evangelical.

Weirdest Concept.2014 NCAA MASCOT DEATHBRACKET” by the Staff at SB Nation.

Best Special Needs Post.Happy World Down Syndrome Day (Thoughts on Growing Up With a Sister With Down Syndrome)” by Melissa Otterbein at Like Birds on Trees.

Happiest Post (and Cutest Video).Pharrell – Happy (Puppy & Doggy Version)” by The Pet Collective (via YouTube).

Most Nostalgic.Let’s Talk About the Music From Mystery Science Theater 3000” by  Chaz Kangas at LA Weekly Blogs.

 Best Comic.If You Find a Baby Songbird Out of the Nest” by Rosemary Mosco at bird and moon.

Best Question.Can Your Daughter Accept a Compliment?” by Michelle Cove at Huff Post Parents.

Best List.5 Reasons Why Your Partner Doesn’t Actually Want to Go to the Farmers Market with You” by Anjali Prasertong at The Kitchn.

Best Solve.Wheel of Fortune: Amazing Bonus Round Solve!” on Wheel of Fortune (via YouTube).

A Visit to the “Neighborhood Market”

Let it Grow Farm

Photo: Ally Kramer

Neighborhood farmers’ market sells organic produce on a sliding scale

By David Ozab on September 13, 2011

LET IT GROW FARM’S “NEIGHBORHOOD MARKET” IS OPEN MOST SUNDAYS FROM 11 A.M. TO 2 P.M. AT 2210 CLEVELAND ST. IN SOUTHWEST EUGENE

A white, collapsible tent sits over the driveway of a house at the corner of 22nd Ave. and Cleveland Street. Underneath, a bounty of fresh, organic produce, piled high on tables and in totes, awaits passers-by.

Ally Kramer has run Let it Grow Farm‘s Neighborhood Market for over three years at this suburban location, relying largely on word-of-mouth to bring in new customers. Her clientele is small, fiercely loyal, and growing.

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The Country Meets the City

Coop de Villa chicken coop

Photo: Julia Ozab

The country meets the city at Eugene’s newest farmers market

BY DAVID OZAB ON JULY 6, 2011

New downtown market scheduled Sundays from noon to 3 p.m. through mid-October

In the shadow of the I-105 northbound on-ramp, a semicircle of tables sits under a canopy in a fenced lot at 5th and Washington in downtown Eugene.

On the tables, piles of green, yellow, and purple produce await the arrival of hungry customers.

Eugene’s newest farmers market is open for business. The Urban and Community Growers Market is starting off small, but Bill Bezuk, also known as The Eugene Backyard Farmer, is thinking big.

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