On Friday, I was talking to Chris Curtis, head of the Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance, about tonight’s Pellegrini Award presentation, and asked her what was going on with my local farmers market. Curtis said she’d just signed an agreement to stay in the parking lot behind the Broadway B of A for one more year. Although the developer still has plans to build on that site, the downturn has put the plans on hold. The market is even going to expand — Curtis says that the Broadway Farmers Market is the fastest-growing one of the seven she oversees. “Last year, sales grew 35 to 40 percent,” she said. (I think all the Oma Stein’s pretzels I’m buying are having some effect.) In addition, Curtis says the alliance is talking to Sound Transit — just preliminary discussions, mind you — about making a permanent home for the farmers market part of the Capitol Hill station that the transportation agency broke ground on today.