This is the season when all the gardens are bursting with our favorite varieties of red and green fruit! Well…and yellow, and brown, and pink, and zebra striped, and orange, and all sorts of crazy tomato colors. Come celebrate the season at the ZU-MATO FESTIVAL!

  • Contests for the BIGGEST and the BEST DRESSED ZUCCHINI. Bring your entries to the Market Info Tent on Wed., the 21st no later than 5:30pm. Our panel of esteemed judges will do the weighing and measuring, and the costume judging and announce the winners before the end of the market. Prizes to be determined (however, we can state with certainty that you will NOT win any zucchini!) You may enter either or both contest as many times as you like. We encourage “theme zucchinis.” Why not the entire cast of Star Wars, or Harry Potterini and his friends, Hermionini and Ronini?

  • Everyone is always trying to hide…I mean USE…all those lovely zucchini. Do you have a favorite zucchini bread, cake, or fritter recipe? Send it to us at and we will be happy to print it out to share with others! Stop by the Market Info Tent for recipes to take home with you.

  • Music this week is by Paul Hubert. Hippo magazine has called him “a cross between Muddy Waters, French-café-obsession-era Iggy, and Randy Newman.” His recent release, “High tide will come . . .”, is a collection of 14 tracks featuring Paul on guitar, mandolin, bass, percussion, and harmonica as well as singing and arranging in a variety of styles representing wide ranging interests and influences. He finger picks, he slides, he croons, and, yes, he even rocks!