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If you didn't get to City Hall Park by 11:55 a.m. yesterday, here's what you missed.

For the inaugural Pike Place Market's Farm Fresh Lunch

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Pike Place's Park Lunch Sells Out in 25 Minutes

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If you didn't get to City Hall Park by 11:55 a.m. yesterday, here's what you missed.

For the inaugural Pike Place Market's Farm Fresh Lunch, Tom Douglas Restaurants developed the above dish with produce purchased from the market (and potatoes trucked in from Douglas and Jackie Cross' farm in Prosser.) The biweekly lunch series, which will hopscotch to various public spaces, continues through mid-September; Other restaurants scheduled for kitchen duty include Marche, Matt's in the Market and Steelhead Diner.

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A $5 lunch and agricultural advocacy are easy sells in downtown Seattle, so eaters yesterday starting swarming the improvised picnic grounds - complete with picnic tables clad in gingham and a pair of musicians picking old-time tunes - well in advance of the official 11:30 a.m. opening. Although the event was scheduled to end at 1:30 p.m., it took only 25 minutes for the 120 lunches to sell out.

"We had a wonderful response - much more than we anticipated," Pike Place Market Preservation & Development Authority's marketing director Kelly Lindsay says. "We are currently reviewing our program to keep up with our success."

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