I thought one of the funniest things happened at market last week. Jared, the one maintenance man told me there was a big fuss at market about camera men being at market and them asking for “Amish water” in addition to being at market to take photos at the Old Flea Market. The men were supposed to be from NYC. The rumor was last week that the men already knew my pizza dough formulation, sauce recipe and what else I do at market to make the pizzas. It was rumored that all they thought they needed to make my pizzas would the “Amish water” from market.
I didn't have time to investigate more last week, but was told that the men where thrown out of market after different things they did.
Fast forward to this week. When I went to the restroom, the one lady that cleans the restroom told me about the same story, and so did her husband that also cleans at market. The lady told me when I went into the restroom that there was a big fuss about me at market last week. I never saw any big cameras at market last week and the lady told me that Tom the market manager made the men put their cameras in their vehicles after talking photos at the flea market and them causing a fuss. I then asked a lady that has a stand near me if she saw any men at market last week with big cameras. She said she did when she walked to another part of market.
This morning I called Jim, the manager of the Flea and Antique market. Usually the Flea and Antique market doesn't have many vendors in the winter because of it being cold, raining or snowing. Jim told me he also heard about the same rumors but didn't know how true they were and said Tom the market manager didn't want to bother me last week. Jim did say the men took photos at the Antique and Flea Market, but then left and went to the main market.
I then called Tom, and he said the men did want to get jugs of “Amish water” at market. He did say they wanted the water to make pizza doughs. Tom said the men were escorted out of market by security and told to go home after a lot of problems. Security followed them around for awhile. The men never got any “Amish water” as far as Tom knows. Tom said the men were from Staten Island.
I talked to Dave yesterday that used to put things in the well water that is at market, when he stopped at my stand to talk. Dave doesn't work there anymore, but he said there are high nitrate levels in the well market water. He said he had to put a lot of chlorine in to stabilize it, and there was a lot of testing done to see that the water was safe. Dave said he doesn't know how well the market water is treated now. I never smelled any chlorine in the market well water, but a lady that raises alpacas (that brought her alpacas to a tractor show at market) said her alpacas would not drink the well market water because it had too high of levels of chlorine. The lady said she could smell chlorine in the market water at the tractor show.
I find it amusing that some people still believe that what water is used to make pizza dough is part of a magic bullet to make pizzas good.