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Story last updated at 5:51 PM on Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Farmers' Market Plenty of special events planned for season finale


It's soon to end. It's true.

This weekend will be the last official Homer Farmers' Market for the season. But there is still so much production, so much going on, can it possibly get squeezed into this final Saturday Market?

First of all, the vendors want to say thank you to the community for all the support this year. How else would they say thank you but to hold a bountiful community potluck? Come down for the meal at noon and dip into the caldrons of veggie, beef or moose stew and load your plate with tasty goodness. If you want to show a little reciprocal appreciation, bring a dish down before noon to add to the lineup.

Then stick around for the turkey raffle drawing at 2 p.m. If you win, your prize is a homegrown turkey, ready to cook, potatoes, carrots, beets, lingon berry sauce, dinner rolls and a choice of pie from Two Sisters. It will be delivered, even in Kenai or Soldotna, the week of Thanksgiving (unless you need it sooner).

You will even be able to choose if you want a broad breasted bronze or a broad breasted white (unless you want a small turkey, then you can choose the wild turkey).

For those who have Quest cards, a special bonus is available this weekend as well. If you charge more than $10, you will get an extra $10. That doubles your money and gets you great food to take home.

And when your belly is full and your fridge is stocked, stop by the info booth and get your Homer Farmers' Market souvenir to take home with you. This will be your last chance to get a Market T-shirt or sweatshirt; a nice, organic cotton memento to wrap up in while you chew on those pickles you made or serve up some of those veggies you stored.

You do have veggies stored up, don't you?

Head on down to the Market this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to get those last chance items and share with your friends and neighbors a little taste of the harvest.

Kyra Wagner is the director of Sustainable Homer and the Homer Farmers' Market's biggest fan. She can be reached at kyra@ sustainablehomer.org.