Although the Market Square ‘Mater Mixer’ was cancelled due to alcohol tax violations, Downtown residents need not worry about the lack of ways to get a buzz while using local produce. A replacement event, the ‘Beet Blender’ is to be offered at the Farmers’ Market on August 27. Event organizers noted that the alcohol taxes are still an issue, so participants will be offered a more natural high. “Rather than serving drinks, participants will receive a blend of fermented beets and glue in a paper bag. They can then breath into the bag to get the desired feeling, and even keep the bag for later use,” states the organizers.