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2011 Season

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One morning last week, I thought I heard mourning doves, one of the first spring migrating birds, coo cooing outside.  I raced to my front windows and then my back windows looking for them, but they weren’t there.  I suspect they were a figment of my spring-obsessed mind.  It is not just warmer weather I am looking forward to, but also the opportunity to buy fresh fruits and veggies at the farmers market.  I am longing to pop just-picked ultra-sweet, deliciously juicy, ruby-red strawberries, and raspberries, as well as deep-earthy sweet blackberries in my mouth.  I can’t wait to crunch into spring onions, just out of the ground; taste the tanginess of bok choy, the crunchy yumminess of new radishes.  I could go on and on, but thinking about all the food-goodies spring and summer provides is just making me crazy-hungry. And I am not the only person.  I get asked routinely now – when does the farmers market open?  GREAT NEWS!  
The West End Farmers Market is opening on Sunday May 1st.  All your favorite vendors will be there and hopefully a few more to add to the spice and pizzazz of our market.  We look forward to welcoming new vendors selling pickles, and more prepared foods.  If you are new to the community here is an introduction to some of our vendors.  
Alma’s Berries:  	Berries, Fruit, Garden Vegetables
Billie’s Flowers:	Cut Flowers
Cavanna Pasta:  	Homemade Pasta and Sauces
Dressed Up Nuts:	Flavored Nuts
Fresh Joseph: 	        Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice, scones,
Great Harvest Bread:	Breads, rolls, muffins
Guata Java:		Roasted Coffees
J& W Farms:		Vegetables
Lucia’s Farm:	        Vegetables and Fruits
Medina’s Farms:	        Vegetables
On the GOurment:	VA Grown and made Gourmet condiments, foods, ice cream from VA grown 
OPK Foods:		Homemade organic sausages and meats 
Papa’s Orchard:	Fruits
Penn Farm:		Vegetables
Roberto’s Flowers:	Plants, cut flower arrangements
Sharon’s Breads:	Breads, muffins, pastries
The Flavor Station:	Coffee, tea, water, sodas
Tommy”s Cheese:	Artisan Cheeses, yogurts, eggs, jams, jellies, condiments, sweet baked goods
Vero’s Bakery:	Sweet rolls, muffins, breads, cookies, pastries
You are not going to believe this but a mourning dove just landed on my windowsill!  Spring is officially around the corner.  I will see you at the market!