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Richmond: The maybe monthly Catahoula farmers market - $3 pulled pork and $1.50 miracle muffins

rworange | Jun 14, 200801:52 PM

Today was the second farmers market in Catahoula Coffee's parking lot.

The owner, Timber, is trying to have very local businesses participate.

Sorry for not remembering the name of the baked goods vendor that sold one of the best blueberry muffins ever.

The miracle is that despite being maybe 75% blueberries, it was a a buttery muffin with an excellent light crumb. Not many could pull that off without the muffin being under or over baked. The baked goods are sold daily at Catahoula, there was just more of a variety today. I also had a sample of the tasty nut square.

Pit Boss BBQ was selling pulled pork or link sandwiches with a side of cole slaw for $3. I haven't had their pulled pork before and liked it. It has a bit of smoke and a nice porky taste. I like their fresh-tasting cole slaw. Wish I had thought to put the slaw on the sandwich which was served on a hamburger bun about the size of a McDonald's regular hamburger.

Pit Boss is trying to extend hours so if you drop by their restaurant a few blocks up, be sure to sign the petition.

There was some stunningly beautiful produce from Urban Tilth.

From the above website ...

"Urban Tilth cultivates agriculture in West Contra Costa County to help our community build a more sustainable, healthy, and just food system. We work with schools, community-based organizations, government agencies, businesses, and individuals to develop the capacity to produce 5% of our own food supply."

They had the loveliest herbs, a pretty bag of purple marble-sized Peruvian potatoes and a few root veggies and flowers.

Next table over, Richmond High School was selling some beautiful bagged lettuce. It is one of the schools that Urban Tilth assists, .

There was one little craft table and some sort of exersize machine.

The muffin went nicely with a cup of the Costa Rican coffee, a mild roast with a touch of sweetness.

It is a tiny market but so friendly and cheerful. There is no set schedule so there might be another market next month about this time. It seems that it depends on Urban Tilth being available.

I love Catahoula Coffee. Not only is it a good cup of coffee from beans roasted on-site, but the owner has one of the nicest businesses that is the definition of what a neighborhood place should be.

Catahoula Coffee Co
12472 San Pablo Ave, Richmond, CA 94805

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