A visit to the Birmingham Farmers Market


My book signing and homecoming tour in Michigan was a great success.  After the dry desert air of California, it was nice to be back in verdant land with the soft, humid Midwestern breezes.  It was also inspiring to reunite with old friends and see many of them working to make Michigan a better place.

I’ve known Cousin Don Hobson since he began selling at the Royal Oak Farmers Market.  For the last 10 years Cousin Don, the founder of the Birmingham Farmers Market, has been the market master.  He invited me into his booth to sign, sell and discuss the book with shoppers.  The last Sunday of our tour, I rejoined him to pass out samples of Blue Water Farm organic strawberries with my organic vegan hot fudge sauce on top.  Needless to say, the chocolate added a bit of evxcited frenzy to the event.

As farmers markets go, Birmingham is a great mix of fresh vegetables (with a good organic presence), prepared foods, craft items and music.  My friend Bill Loizon grills franks on his vintage Volkswagen surfer bus, known as Franks-Anatra.  What many don’t know is that he also serves a tasty vegan or vegetarian sandwich called The Veg-Anatra, prepared separately of course.
During the market hours, Cousin Don makes the rounds socializing, answering questions and making sure all is well.  Click on the picture of Don and me for a video tour.


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