metreon_01.jpgOur friends at Eater SF don’t seem completely sold on the Island Earth Farmers Market and Community Exchange (key quote: “a very curious development that should be quite interesting to watch unfold”). One of the most obvious reasons for that studied neutrality is that this is a farmers market run by someone completely new to farmers markets and that takes place in the dimly lit, faux-Vegas splendor of the Metreon.

While it doesn’t open until tomorrow, we’re told that “members of the media” can “preview” the market today, as vendors will be setting up between noon and 6 p.m. And, baby, this is 2009 and THE MEDIA IS US. So, stop by and let us know how things are looking. And, if you send us pics, we’ll send you whatever free schwag we have lying around the office.

the author

Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at eve@sfappeal.com.

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  • Grumpy Glutton

    Initial take: lame. Only five farmers. In fairness, they had some nice produce — got some good-looking strawberries to sweat. Also some nice looking baked goods. But, too many street fair style food stands and too few farmers for my taste. More at http://bit.ly/29HZK.