Friday, August 19, 2005

Rotten tomatoes for the Farmers' Market

My house and yard are a mess, I have mounds of paperwork to catch up on, another play looms on the horizon, and I don't even have my syllabi copied for Monday. And who suffers? The poor blog. Sorry little guy; I swear I'll lavish more attention on you soon...

If you're like me (and God help you if you are) you're obsessed by buying local. So I was pleased to see the Erie Times News piece on buying local produce. I was less pleased howver when I went to the State's list of local markets for Venango County. Here's Franklin's Farmers' Market listing:

"Farmers Market

Franklin Curb Market
Robin Montgomery
Business Mailing Address:
12th and Liberty Streets
Franklin, PA 16323

Market Location:
(show map)
Franklin, PA 16323
(814) 432-4068

Our Season begins on and closes on or about

During our operating season, we are open during these hours:

Wed 6:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sat 6:00 AM - 1:00 PM
On average there are 0 vendors at our market. "

Could it be any more half-assed? The grammatical error in "farmers"...An average of 0 vendors? What does that even mean? No information on when the season begins or ends? In addition, the map link is broken. Good job guys, nice publicity. It would have taken maybe 10 minutes to fill the form out correctly.

In brighter news...Edinboro art prof Franz Spohn's gumball murals

will be featured on the Food Channel at 6 pm on the 21st. In addition, the footage was shot by a EUP student.

New Bethlehem's “Art in the Park” festival is looking for visual artists for the September 11th event. Categories include: oil painting, water colors, acrylics, sculpture, crafts, color photography, black and white photography, drawing, textiles, and mixed media. Both amateur and professional levels will be judged, and cash prizes and ribbons awarded. Pre-registration for artists older than 12 years of age are being accepted at $2 per item. On the day of the festival, registration will be $4 per item. For an entry form, call the library at 275-2870. And of course, mention our names.
Titusville Winter Theater is holding auditions for Neil Simon's “Barefoot in the Park.” The cast calls for a newlywed couple, an eccentric upstairs neighbor (male), a hypochondriac mother-in-law, a telephone repair man and a delivery man (both male roles). Auditions will be held Sept. 11 and 12 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the President’s Conference Room McKinely Hall at UPT. Show dates are Nov. 10, 11, 12. It's a funny little show. (That's funny ha-ha). My wife was Corey in the Franklin version and had a great time.

Thunder Valley Stables is looking for fiddlers to perform this fall. Call 814-476-1632.

Want to be in movies? The Great Lakes Film Associaiton has an open call next Thursday for it's 2005 Run and Gun Project. Bring head shots, resume, and media with you - non-union and, of course, non -paid. Because artists can photosynthesize.

Most amusing public notice of the week:
"CLARION RIVER RUNNIN’ PARROTHEADS MEETING: 7 p.m. Cozumel Restaurant, located in the Days Inn, Clarion. Dedicated people who enjoy the music of Jimmy Buffett and love doing volunteer and community service are welcome to attend." Isn't a parrtohead doing a community service usually court ordered?

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