Mr. A. Boutard, the Bard of Ayers Creek and my informant on the goings-on at the year-round market in Hillsdale, just sent the following bulletin, so mark your calendars!
Shoehorn Molloy has arranged for a Hillsdale Farmers' Market book signing with Deborah Madison on the 2nd of December, in cooperation with Annie Bloom's Books. Deborah will likely be there during the first hour or so of the market. They will have a good supply of the new edition of Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone, as well as her summer soup cookbook, which I like a lot. People can also bring their dog-eared editions. There will no doubt be an update on the Hillsdale blog. Deborah is a lovely person, and has been known to polish off a jar or two of [Ayers Creek] blackcap preserves.
And if you'd like to have dinner with Deborah, all you have to do is sign up as a new registered Culinate user before noon on Fri., Nov. 3o, and you could win a pair of tickets to "Local Flavors: A benefit for gardens and nutrition education in the Portland Public Schools." The dinner will take place on Saturday evening, Dec. 1, at 6:30 pm at the University of Portland Terrace Room. Eat for a good cause? Sounds great to me!