There’s More . . .
behalf of the Troy Waterfront Farmers’ Market (TWFM) vendors,
I want to extend our great thanks to Metroland and
its readership for naming us “Best Farmers’ Market” [“Best
Of the Capital Region 2004,” July 22] four out of five years
running. We are only as great as the community who supports
However, we would like to clarify that though our waterfront
market in Hedley Park Place indeed runs May through October,
the fare and friendship is actually an all-year occurrence.
We merely move to a warmer location in the fall. Starting
Nov. 6, you will find us inside the Atrium in downtown Troy.
Please check out our Web site, www.troymarket.org, for directions
and more information. Thank you. We look forward to continuing
to feed and befriend you all.
a vendor at the Troy Waterfront Farmers’ Market, I personally
would like to thank Metroland for recognizing us as
the finest farmers’ market in the region for a fourth straight
This is quite a compliment to all the people who make this
happen. Only five years old, and to be recognized for four
straight years is remarkable.
The term “farmers’ market” has taken on new meaning. Many
of our vendors have unique products year-round like fresh
baked goods, locally produced meat, specialty soaps and wines,
hydroponically grown lettuce and locally grown fruit. I personally
produce oyster and shitake mushrooms year-round. Many crafts
people vend here also.
I feel I speak for all the people who make this go, from the
producers to volunteers at the market, and the board members
who put in numerous hours behind the scenes, thank you for
recognizing our market.
Got a Problem With Arpeggios?
hate to say this but I am giving up on Metroland. The
stale politics (Nader is done, move on!), the poorly
written articles, and the consistently and absolutely shitty
concert and CD reviews. Bill Ketzer’s review of the Deep Purple
show at SPAC [“Rock Smites Infidels,” Live, Aug. 19] was symbolic
of the crap that has predominated your paper for the past
few years. It is quite obvious that Mr. Ketzer has a huge
chip on his shoulder about Clear Channel Entertainment and
the rules of engagement at SPAC. I do as well but we have
been beating that dead horse for over two years! If you don’t
like it, don’t go! Simple enough!
However, Mr. Ketzer refused to separate his “deeply felt political
issues” with the review of the concert. We are forced to read
his poorly written political diatribe just to learn about
the show. He is clearly wrong when he states that Joe Satriani
and his band are “technicians.” Perhaps Mr. Ketzer cannot
relax his genius mind long enough to enjoy music without singing.
Maybe he should have put his thesaurus away long enough to
enjoy Satch and the band. Mr. Ketzer then shows his true problem
(jealousy) when he states that the crowd gave Joe and the
band the “obligatory blow-job cheer.” What would he think
of a crowd giving such applause to John Coltrane for playing
as a “technician,” which apparently is his word for talent?
What’s the matter, Bill, are you jealous? Please don’t wait
for us to applaud you for this bullshit review!
Mr. Editor, do yourself (and the Capital Region) a favor.
Send Mr. Ketzer back to journalism school and hire some people
who truly love music to review the concerts. Guide them to
be objective and honest but positive where possible. There
is enough negativity in the world today and we don’t need
it tainting something as joyful as music!
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