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Sea of Basil…

September 30, 2011

The basil is waist high in the basil house right now.  A new friend described it as a sea of basil.  When you are walking through the rows, it feels like it.  And it smells like heaven.  Just walking past it you will suddenly have visions of pesto, pizzas and caprese salads dance through your head.  The best part… it will be at the market in less than a week!

Speaking of pizzas and basil… we did the impossible this week.  We walked into Pizzeria Bianco’s and, get this, got seated.  That’s right… just walked right in and sat down.  At a table.  I’m still not over the shock of it.  (I will now probably regret letting this cat out of the bag.)  I do love that place.   Sean and I remember going years ago when you could get right in, back when I worked in downtown Phoenix and Bianco’s was open during lunch hours too.  We were Bianco loyalists even during the years of the three hour waits with a line that started forming an hour before they opened.   Chris Bianco has always been a big supporter of ours as well, and we couldn’t be happier for him with the new changes going on at the Pizzeria and at Pane Bianco’s, and his host of other new adventures.  We are more than happy to celebrate his success… especially at a table with one of his signature Margarita pizzas!

We are finally seeing forecasts coming that are two digits, not three, and all of the hard work Sean has done laser-leveling, bed-forming, seeding and watering is starting to show signs of life all over the farm.  Finally there will be cooler evenings, promises of butternut squash soup, and seeing all of our old friends again at the markets.  We are looking forward to being back into that routine – as we are sure all of you are as well.  Here is some of the latest from around here…

We can’t wait to see you all again at the Town & Country Farmers’ Market next week.  We will be there bright and early on Wednesday morning!  (As I know you will be too…)

Town & Country Shopping Center
Wednesdays starting October 5th, 2011
From 8:30am to 2:00pm
4881 North 20th Street
Phoenix, AZ  85016

Old Town Scottsdale Farmers’ Market
Saturdays starting October 29th, 2011
From 8:00am to 1:00pm
Located on the Southwest corner of 1st Street and Brown in Scottsdale.
Brown is one block East of Scottsdale Road.  1st Street is two blocks South of Indian School Road.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Mary Keegan. AKA. Mom permalink
    September 30, 2011 4:09 pm

    I love the photos – promises of delicious meals to come!

  2. Judy Poel permalink
    September 30, 2011 5:45 pm

    It’s been a long summer without you! looking forward to Wed!

  3. September 30, 2011 8:07 pm

    I miss basil already. I wish I could jet down to your farmer’s market for my weekly shopping. 😉

  4. Brett permalink
    October 2, 2011 2:16 pm

    See you on Wednesday!!

  5. Sheryl permalink
    October 3, 2011 3:46 am

    I barely know what to eat during the summer! I’m so looking forward to the bounty that is McClendon’s Select. Please know you are appreciated. See you soon.

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