June is National Dairy Month
Crunchy fresh bell peppers from Flyte Family Farm
June is National Dairy Month
Boy howdy, it was a scorcher of a market last weekend, with temps climbing to the mid-90s by the time we called it a day.
That did not keep us from enjoying the day however and we jumped into June with pleasure and a sense of summer right at our feet.
Giant bouquets of peony flowers were seen being scooped up from Ka Vang Thao, brightening up many a home for folks staying indoors to beat the heat.
Of course a lovely bouquet is a great gift for the new grads this weekend too. Our kudos to all the hard work over the years, we hope you can enjoy the summer season before the next adventure sweeps you away.
Before we get swept up in the summer, we'll be taking our time enjoying National Dairy Month. Here in the dairy state we know the easiest way is to grab a fresh bag of squeaky cheese curds, like those from Murphy Farms. If curds aren't your thing, try their amazing cottage cheese (pictured), a classic that can be enjoyed with the changing flavors of any season.
If you are setting up for a graduation party this weekend and still looking for some snack ideas, give this yummy Honey, Walnut & Goat Cheese Crostini recipe a try. Dreamfarm has you covered for your goat cheese needs (pictured), while's B's Honey can offer you a variety of local honey choices to pick from.
As we are moving into the second weekend in June, the clock is ticking on getting that garden in. Fear not, as our plant vendors still have a great, if somewhat shrinking, array of flower, veggie and herb starts to get you in the planting spirit. Stop by Natalie's Garden and Greenhouse, Kopke's Greenhouse or Domann's Plants to load up.
For those stuck pondering your latest gardening conundrum, the Master Gardeners will be back this weekend to assist you with all your green thumbs queries.
After a busy weekend of parties, garden time and whatever else suits your fancy, make your Sunday dinner a breeze with the classic grilled cheese sandwich, taken to the next level with yummy Edelweiss Creamery label Havarti or Muenster cheese (pictured), available at the Landmark Creamery booth.
We've got a long summer ahead, and we know the best place to start off each weekend. Is that too cheesy?
See you at the market!
As a reminder to everyone, dogs are prohibited within the market area, though we welcome service animals at all times.
Congratulations & Thank You!
Our many thanks to everyone who shared our market kickoff Facebook post this spring. We've drawn five winners of those who shared the post, each of whom have won a copy of From Asparagus to Zucchini: A Guide to Cooking Farm-Fresh Seasonal Produce. If you've won, swing by the Info Tent during the market to pick up your copy. Thanks again!
Amy Vaughan Gervasi
Vendor Notices - June 10
Alice Good Coffee
Steppin' Out Foods
A Happy Pride Month to all! Celebrate with a tasty heart-shaped cookie pack from Chris & Lori's Bakehouse, who are raising funds for Madison's Outreach LGBTQ+ Community Center
9 Lives Rescue at Market this weekend
9 Lives Rescue is coming to the market! We can’t bring cats and kittens, but we CAN bring the next-best thing - we’ll have lots of adorable kitty pictures, and people who would love to talk about cats! We can also talk about finding the right cat for you, or ways you can help us rescue Madison area cats in need. 9 Lives adopted out over 600 cats and kittens last year alone. Whether it’s a hoarding situation, abuse, a population explosion on a farm, or homeless cats struggling to survive - with your help we'll be there. Please stop by and tell us about your kitties!
North, south, east or west; it's a breeze to get to our new market location
with easy access off of both Whitney Way and Mineral Point Road.