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It's National Farmers' Market Week!

August 8, 2019

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It's National Farmers' Market Week!


Celebrating National Farmers' Market Week doesn't take too much effort beyond our regular trips to market to load up on our favorites from our farmers and food producers.   


We celebrate with a bag of the first apples of the season in from Ten Eyck Orchards. We share the celebration with loves ones by giving them a bouquet of Lisianthus flowers (pictured) from County Line Plants & Produce. We celebrate by stocking up on grass-fed beef from Highland Spring Farm for big family meals. 

Perhaps that's the best thing about National Farmers' Market Week, that we get to celebrate both at the market and at home as we enjoy our market bounty. 

This weekend we're gonna be doing something a little extra special. We'll be giving out free "I ❤️ Farmers' Markets" temporary tattoos. Plus, anyone who lets us get a photo of their tattoo will be entered in a special National Farmers' Market Week drawing for a $5 gift certificate to the market. 

We hope you'll come show us your support this weekend! It's as easy as buying the great products you've come to expect from our farmers and food producers. 
 
See you at market!

Ben Zimmerman
Market Manager

Nominate Us for Best of Madison 2020!


It's that time of year again to nominate your favorites for Madison Magazine's Best of Madison. 

The nomination window runs thru August 31st and you can nominate your favorites here:

Best of Madison 2020 Nomination Page

 

A huge thank you to everyone who nominated and then voted for us last year. We won gold for Best Farmers' Market (other than Dane County Farmers' Market).

Let's do it two years in a row!

Supporting Double Dollars, Supporting our Neighbors


This season, the Double Dollars program needs your support! The funding for the program is only slated to last till the end of August. For any of you able to help, even small donations can extend this program to give all our shoppers access to fresh produce through the end of the market season. Please consider making a donation and sharing what we've all come to love the market for, fresh and delicious food from Wisconsin farmers and food crafters.

The link to donate to the campaign is located here:
Make a Donation to Double Dollars Today!

 

Why is Double Dollars Important to You?

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Vendor Notices:


Truli Julie Biscotti & Kopke's Greenhouse have finished vending for the 2019 season.

Please note not all vendors present every week. Please check newsletter for anticipated absences.

Recipe Corner


We're starting off with a fun variation on the ever easy baba ganoush, this time with a curried twist. Then, it's time to put up some of the famous Door County cherries with a classic Cherry Bounce. Enjoy responsibly!
 

Curried Baba Ganoush

(Adapted from Kelly's Clean Kitchen)

Ingredients:
- 1 Medium Eggplant
- 3 TB of tahini
- Juice of a lemon
- 1 TB curry powder
- 3 tsp smoked paprika
- salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
1. Set the oven to 400 degrees F. Stab your eggplant all over with a fork and roast in the oven for 20 minutes. It is done when it looks very deflated and super soft to touch.
2. Let cool in the fridge until you can handle it with your hands.
3. Peel off the outer layer of the eggplant and discard. Place all of the ingredients into a food processor and pulse until it is smooth.
4. Taste and adjust seasonings accordingly. Store in the refrigerator and let the flavors mesh together. The Baba Ganoush is best after a day once the flavors are well incorporated! Enjoy!


Door County Cherry Bounce



Ingredients:
- 2 cups tart cherries, pitted
- 1/3 sugar, or to taste
- 1 cup vodka
- 1 qt jar

Directions:
1. Place sugar, and cherries in a jar, filling the rest of the space with vodka. Place lid on and shake. 
2. Store for 1-4 months, shaking occasionally.

 

 

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