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Issue: 43    March 2, 2018
- Friday Edition -
We are headed down to the farm this morning to pick fresh greens and ripe tomatoes for the markets this weekend. We also hope to find the last few canistel. 

This week, one of our regular market friends invited us to his art opening. We had the opportunity to go last night and even ran into other friends from the market! We loved his work and the surprising scale of the pieces. We thought it would be a great week to interview him. His work will be on show through Saturday. If you are in Wynwood, stop by and check it out!

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow in the Gables, and Sunday at Pinecrest Gardens.

Adena + Walt

PS -  If you would like us to reserve Turmeric Tonic, Super Concentrate, or dressing for you, please reply to this email and let us know which market you are coming to. We have been selling out around noon, so if you know you will be coming - please send us a quick email. 
Market Menu
Saturday 8 -2 @ Coral Gables Market
Sunday 9-2 @ Pinecrest Market

Smoothies
Turmeric Tonic
Turmeric Dressing
Greens and Tomatoes
Sapodilla
Black Sapote
Canistel
Bok Choy
Ripe Papayas
LNB Q&A: Jose Iraola
Jose stopping by for Sapodillas.
Name(s)?
Jose Iraola

Where do you live?
Pinecrest

How long have you lived in the area? 
Two and a half years and love it!

Where are you originally from and what brought you to town?
I was born in Camaguey, Cuba and have been in the USA since 1985

Please share about what you do for a livelihood or what keeps you busy during the week?
I have been a painter all of my life. That keeps me busy. 
Otherwise I am working in the garden.

Would are your paintings like?
My paintings are a buildup of materials, gestures and mishaps, shaped by the tension between the formality of drawing and structure and the freedom with which I apply the pigments.

Rarely do I use recognizable references.
 
How often do you come to the market?
Pinecrest Market early Sunday is a religious affair.
The week doesn't feel the same when I am unable to attend.

Do you have a market ritual? If so, please describe.
Delicious coffee from the most beautiful Jamaican lady.
Baguettes and rugelach from Zak.
Fresh honey from Kee’s Bees.
Avocados and produce from Walt and Adena.
Flowers from Sydney.
Fresh organic vegetables from Margie
And, incense from Patricia.
 
What’s your favorite thing to buy at LNB Grovestand and why?
Avocados when in season! And the terrific smoothies.

A+W: Hopefully avocados will be back in July.

What have you made with ingredients bought at LNB Grovestand?
Love to make turmeric rice.  
 
A favorite activity I enjoy with my kids?
Don't have kids...3 cats...one of them joined the family on its own when we moved here.
 
The best deal at the market is:
Being there
 
I wish the market had:  
More sitting space
 
Favorite market story:
Watching the family parades with their exotic pets
 
Most-frequented local restaurants and what dish to order:
Cafe Bonjour
Everything is good! The omelets, beef bourguignon, soups and bakery are superb!

For special occasions, I go to:  
Fairchild Gardens

Do you have a family recipe that you would be willing share?
No, my family would kill me. It's "Mango Rice" from India and I was sworn to silence.
 
What’s the area’s best-kept secret?
Kampong Gardens
 
A worthy splurge:
A new tree
 
Rainy-day activity:
Drawing, reading
 
The most romantic spot around:
My garden
 
Do you own your own business or offer a service? Would you share a pitch about yourself or company with the community?
I am currently showing work at Artium Gallery in Wynwood.  
 
What is the focus of your work at this show?
This group of works is a centennial celebration of Chaim Soutine’s legacy.  A playful, imaginary visual game where the ferocity of his brush, colors and textures morphs with the botanical world that interests me.

Soutine’s gestural energy informs, never dictates, a seminal drip of paint that then acquires its own life. A surface rich in layers of accidents that seduces with its suggestive equilibrium of form, and color almost garish, never excessive, still demanding for more.
 
Is there a question that you would like to ask the community?
Let's make certain that development doesn't disrupt our beautiful nature

If you would like readers to be able to contact you, how should they get in touch?
www.joseiraola.com
Which of these fruits does not belong?
Canistel
Mamey
Sapodilla
Black Sapote
(click now and find out the answer this weekend)
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