'Chronicle' Got It All Wrong

RECEIVED Tue., June 26, 2007

Dear Editor,
   Barbara Chisholm needs to do her homework on local farmers' markets ("Eating Fresh in Texas," Food, June 22). The Austin Farmers' Market, a program of the nonprofit Sustainable Food Center, is not the "Downtown market." And where did she get the notion that "[t]he Triangle on Lamar and Guadalupe just started a weekday market, too…"? The market at the Triangle on Wednesdays is the Austin Farmers' Market. And then she shows her true ignorance of our markets by stating, "What I long for is Slackers Market for the performers and partyers in town, a market that would get under way at the nightlife-friendly hour of 3pm or so." The Austin Farmers' Market Wednesdays at the Triangle is open from 4-8pm. The only partially accurate statement in her article is, "I love farmers' markets and wish I shopped there more often." Gee, Barbara, we wish you did, too.
Eleanor Pratt
   [Barbara Chisholm replies: Thanks for the reminder that my dreams have come true and that the Triangle market hours are slacker-friendly. I should have specified I longed for a Saturday slacker market. I had hoped readers understood that by "Downtown market" I was referring to the geographic location of the market, not the proper nomenclature of the market. Your lesson is appreciated.]
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