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Monday, October 22, 2007

Can't Scare the Old Gray Lady:

"Good journalism for an intelligent general audience is hard. And we’re really good at it. Taking on The Times is not as easy as waving a credit card and proclaiming yourself 'fair and balanced. . . .' We have every reason to feel confident that we can hold our own if [Rupert] Murdoch decides to build The Journal beyond its business-reader base. In all the Murdoch parlor-gaming, I don’t hear anyone suggesting that he would attempt to match the depth of our coverage in culture, science, education, health, religion, sports, lifestyle, etc., etc. Not to mention business coverage that even devout Journal readers find they can't afford to miss."

-- Bill Keller, editor, New York Times, on Murdoch's promised Wall Street Journal challenge to Times national dominance, Oct. 16, 2007


A new day blooming for Gardeners Market with Wednesday night sales

HOME-GROWN: Fresh produce awaits customers at the market. / Photo by Natasha Austin

By Natasha Austin

September 10, 2007 | Cache Valley gardeners Richard Wagstaff and Brad Christensen have started selling their produce at the new Gardeners Market on Wednesday Nights in front of the County Courthouse in Logan.

"You can go buy your produce from the supermarket if you want," Wagstaff said, "but the clerks won't be as jolly.

"We will treat students right."

Wagstaff said he's part of the Northern Utah Growers Co-op. He heads the group of neighborhood gardeners who sell their produce at the new Wednesday Night Market and the regular Saturday Morning Market.

"We come every time because we are diehards," said Wagstaff.

Wagstaff says he as "fiddled" with selling his produce for 25 years.

"At first, a few gardeners and farmers would meet and sell the produce to each other," said Wagstaff. "Over time it has grown into the gardeners market."

The group has a wide variety of fruits and vegetables for sale. Wagstaff said they also have some uncommon varieties of fruits and vegetables such as brandiwine tomatoes and orange-fleshed honeydew. In the next few weeks, they will also be selling their variety of winter squash.

The Wednesday Gardeners Market is 4:30 to 8 p.m. at the historic Courthouse 199 N. Main St. in Logan. The Saturday Market is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Pioneer Park, 100 South and 200 East, Logan. For more information on the Gardeners Market, visit



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