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WSJ reporter at Dupont Market

zora | Jun 6, 2003 11:08 PM

It's been a crazy week, so I haven't had a chance to post about an interesting encounter I had last Sunday at the Dupont Circle farmers market. One of my first stops is usually Sunnyside Organics-- surprisingly, their prices are lower than many other stands, and the quality is superb. I overhear Jonathan, the meat guy, explaining very basic info about their Kobe beef to a young woman, so I can tell she hasn't ever been there before. When she asks where the biggest Whole Foods/Fresh Fields store in the area is, it's obvious she is from out of town, so I chime in about the Georgetown vs. Arlington stores. She tells me her name is Pooja (?sp), a reporter from the Wall Street Journal, writing an article about farmers' markets-- what a tough assignment, eh-- traveling around the country to visit different farmers markets. She'd been in San Francisco at the Ferry Bldg. market the day before...She asks if she can interview me...just so happens I've got a few extra minutes, and have been coming to the market from the first year it opened and can compare and contrast it with the Santa Monica Wednesday market, where I'd shopped from its beginnings in the mid-eighties. I point her to some of my Dupont faves, and talk about why I like shopping there. I mention Chowhound, too, which she knew about. Have no idea when the article will appear, so if any hounds read the WSJ, let me know if you see it, will ya?

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