Summer has snuck up on me. It happens every year, but this time it seemed to come especially fast. I got my tomato seedlings and dahlia tubers in the ground just in time yesterday. The farmers' market opened last Wednesday. Mac's Shack starts lunch this week, and I'll be there Mondays and Thursdays. I have three huge radio deadlines this week, and I have a benefit to help with either Friday or Saturday for the next three weekends. Needless to say I do not have a recipe for you today, but I do have a picture of Sally.
Also, I'd like to tell you about those benefits I'm helping to coordinate.
The first one is this Sunday. It's called A Taste of the Town, and it's a fundraiser for programming at Wellfleet's Preservation Hall. All sorts of local restaurants are participating. I'll be there with a few other people from the farmers' market serving up 18 dozen of Victoria Pecoraro's beautiful eggs. They'll all be hard-boiled, and the ones I'm bringing will have deviled yolks and beet-dyed whites. I hope you'll stop by and grab a taste.
The second one is next Friday May 31, and it's a fundraiser for the Wellfleet Farmers' Market. It starts at 5:30 with a free public discussion on local farming with the Wellfleet market growers. At 6:30 we'll have cocktails and music from the Beet Greens, and at 7 a five-course dinner featuring food from the market. If you're interested, tickets are for sale at the market the next two Wednesdays from 8-1 and at Preservation Hall. It would be great to see some familiar faces!
Last but not least, on Friday June 7th we're hosting Paul Greenberg, again at Preservation Hall, for a talk called The Fish Next Door: How shellfish, fishermen, and shore dwellers can cure the home coast. There will be a local seafood dinner beforehand, and whether you can make it or not I highly recommend checking out Paul's book, Four Fish. It's a fascinating history of four major species and how the wild fish industry has changed in the past few decades.
Ok, enough from me. I don't normally use this space to talk about events, but I do think of it as a place where we can talk about shared interests, and I thought more than a few of you would be interested in all three. Anna will be around tomorrow with a recipe for rhubarb ginger pie, and I'll see you on Thursday. (Get your gloves out! We're talking squid ink.)
In the meantime enjoy the weather, and here's to a busy, productive week.