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Old August 13, 2010   #1
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Hi All,

I am trying to remember all the things that must be brought and coming up with a list.

Of the non-food Items I can bring:
1. Table Coverings (with duct tape to hold them down)
2. Red Plastic Cups (for pennies)
3. Paper plates (for tomato display and tasting)
4. Some Paper Towels (we may need more)
5. Some Permanent markers (we will definitley need more)
6. Cheap old metal Knives for tomato cutting during the tasting
7. Coin Envelopes for Seed traders. (perhaps we should have a seed giving/trading station?)
8. Awards courtesy of my kids. (best tasting and biggest).
9. Tip Jar

Other things we will need include:

1. Trash bags.
2. Charcole
3. Lighter Fluid
4. Grilling utencils
5. Extra Toliet paper incase the facilities are out!
6. Ziploc Plastic bags for taking home seeds.
7. Sign explaining the penny system of voting (Cecila, do you still have the old one?)

Please contribute your ideas:

Cecilia,

Since your husband will be grilling will he require any meat from me or is he set on bringing his own stuff? Does he need help with Charcole lighter fluid ect?

Food Items I will bring:

1. Bottled Water
2. Juice Boxes (for kids)
3. MAGTAG Brew
4. Side Dish courtesy of Luanne (Dear Wife)
5. Hot dogs for kids ect. (Cecilia, what is you husband planning?)
6. Birthday cake coutesy of my mom for Luanne and Cecilia's dad.

Other Food Items we will need:

1. Hot dog and hamburger rolls?
2. ???

Ideas?

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Old August 13, 2010   #2
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This year I will cook MORE BACON! And I will take care of all the rest of the BLT bar supplies. As usual, I'll bring along some vino, too.

I still haven't checked the boxes downstairs, but I'm pretty certain we have plenty of sharpies or other markers. I also have a handful of old knives. I will make directional posters as usual. I promise I will check on supplies this weekend!

Greg, Dave might not be able to grill this year because of the problems with his legs - his veins haven't been right since he had a DVT and can't stand for long periods of time. So I'm not sure about whether he intends to supply meat. I know that he will be buying Dangerously Delicious pies again, since they were a big hit.

I think I should have a decent amount of tomatoes for the tasting this year, but I can always use extras for the BLT Bar.

Greg, I hope you're right about the 85-ish temps for the occasion ....
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Oh, yes - I think the seed station is a good idea. I think I have a plastic container with my extras in it (unless they were all taken at the Burtonsville MD spring swap).
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Cecelia,

You mention a Greg M. who may man the grill? If not I would be happy to do it but I would have to start early which is not a problem. What time are you planning on showing up?

I just talk to Trudi and she and Steve are comming! She wants to know what to bring to help and I gave the link to this thread and a similar one on the "Other" tomato site :-)

I mentioned Wide Foil for covering things and perhaps a package of Sausage for grilling.

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Available to bring things. Need to be told "Hank & Cheryll, bring this." Plan to contribute to the fund.And hope you'll keep enough for expenses this time.
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Old August 13, 2010   #6
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Hank,

Please wear the Sponge Bod tee-shirt ;-)

How about Big Green trash bags and coke and sprite in a cooler? You should label the cooler and we will place it in a common area, with other drinks so all can see and enjoy. How does that sound?

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Old August 14, 2010   #7
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Trash bags, drinks, ice,cooler, Spongy. Can do. Hank
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Old August 14, 2010   #8
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I have an abundance of quart-size Ziploc bags, which I will be glad to bring.

Cheesecake, of course.

What else? TP is easy enough to pick up...

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P.S. Cecelia, what color is your hair this year?
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I'm back from the basement where I just conducted an inventory of last year's MAGTAG supplies. While I was down there, I noticed that the area around the sump pump was flooding. Fortunately, all the MAGTAG stuff was in a plastic container. Dave discovered that the water was coming into the basement because the downspout outside had come loose. Thank goodness it wasn't anything serious.

Anyway, we're in pretty good shape as far as leftover supplies are concerned. Here is a list of what I found:

- Enough plastic cutlery for 3 MAGTAGS
- More napkins than you can shake a stick at (if that's your idea of a good time, as Grouncho said)
- 4 boxes of heavy-duty foil: 2 wide, 2 regular
- @ 20 reusable red plastic dinner plates
- @ 100 white Chinet plates
- Salt & pepper shakers
- Plastic bottle for olive oil
- 12-15 cheap steak knives, plus a large knife and large fork
- @ 35 plastic wine cups
- a dozen or so ballpoint pens
- @15 Sharpie markers
- Raid bug spray
- insect repellant
- Hand sanitizer
- Sunblock

Greg, I think I still have the penny system instructions from last year. If not, I'll recreate them.

I talked with Janet M (whose husband Greg M usually volunteers to grill with my husband) and she says they will bring hot dogs and hamburgers. So if you're a vegetarian or vegan, please bring some soyburgers if you would like them (of course, we alwaysl have plenty of veggie dishes at MAGTAG!)

So, as far as I can tell, we still need:
- More Paper Towels
- Coin Envelopes for Seed traders.
- Trash bags.
- Charcoal
- Lighter Fluid
- Grilling utensils (This was a big deal last year because I forgot ours!)
- Sausage (great idea! Actually, if you have anything that you want to grill, just bring it!)
- Did anybody mention duct tape and/or packing tape?

I plan on arriving before 9:00 and will have boring old bleached blonde hair again.

Gotta post this on the "other" website now...
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Forgot to mention ... if you have any extra tomatoes (i.e. ones that aren't pretty or are bruised or something), I could use them for my BLT bar!
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Greg - I checked and I still have the penny-jar instructions.

New this year: My husband works for the Baltimore Sun newspaper and snagged new review copies of Amy Goldman's book "Heirloom Tomato" and Tim Stark's "Heirloom." We'd like to raffle them off and give the proceeds to Trudi for wintersown.org. Trudi and Steve should get a kick out of that. What do you all think? A buck a chance per book?
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As far as raffles go my wife,Cheryll, wins most of them. Be forwarned and we will , of course, contribute more per chance.
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I can bring charcoal and a means to light it. I use a chimney and recycled newspaper, much less polluting than petroleum based lighter fluid! Better flavor too I don't like hydrocarbons in my burger.

I should have some Cuostralee and some Kellogs Breakfast. Maybe an Anna Russian too.
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Cecilia,

Good idea on the book raffle.

Also, I can provide coin envelopes and cooking utenciles and a copy of Dr. Carolyn's book! Also, I could provide some chicken (thighs, wings, drumsticks).

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