On Saturday there will be an informal memorial service for the late vegetable peeler peddler Joe Ades, organized by admirers of the distinctive street salesman. (More on Ades, who passed away Sunday, here.)

A reader tells us, "We will gather at the statue on the south side of Union Square park on Saturday, February 7th, at 1 p.m; and invite everyone to bring memories, anecdotes, and of course, a peeler and carrots or potatoes. As we join together to peel, we will create a temporary vegetable memorial that will incorporate stories and photos that the community brings to share."

So fish out your official Ades peeler, don your sharpest suit, and get ready to confuse passers-by with your favorite Ades catchphrases, like, "My machine is so gentle, you'll peel asparagus without breaking the tip!" Details here, and a Flickr blog on Ades here.