Wallace Condon of Small Potatoes Farm posted a sign at today's Ferry Plaza market announcing that he's retiring from farming and won't be back. Gracious as ever, he paused in the middle of a chess game with another customer to explain that the drive over Altamont Pass in the pre-dawn hours, and the sheer physical labor of farming, are getting to be more than he wants to put up with. I bought a few cloves of Lorz garlic--no vampires around HERE, I can tell you--thanked him for his fine produce through these past years and wished him a happy retirement. His email is
if anyone else wants to send good wishes.