Daffodils and tulips from Lor Farm always delight
Sometimes in middle of a Wisconsin spring, it feels like everything changes between when you fall asleep and wake up in the morning.
The early shoots of spring growth have erupted overnight and suddenly we are rushing to get everything done before summer comes.
At market this past weekend, asparagus popped back into the mix from newly returned vendors like Sai's Garden, Ka Vang Thao, Shoua Vang and Yang Family Produce (pictured). With so many ways to enjoy asparagus, it's great the season lasts for many weeks. If you're looking for a new way to enjoy these spring wonders, try this tasty roasted asparagus and mushroom recipe. This recipe can be made with mushrooms of your choice, like oyster mushrooms from the Fungi Farmers, or morels if you're feeling extra indulgent.
Speaking of morels, those of you who got out to market early may have spotted the first morels of the season from Bonde Bee and Happy Valley Farm (pictured), who had a couple of enormous morels, weighing in at a quarter and a half pound.
Those of us who like to plant up a storm have been loading up on vegetable, herb and flower starts from vendors like Domann's Plants, Blue Moon Community Farm, Urban Gourmet and others. If you're looking to take it a little easier, go with the low maintenance but ever beautiful hanging flower baskets from Natalie's Garden & Greenhouse (pictured).
If all that garden work leaves you with some sore hands, be sure to check out the CBD balm options from Green County Hemp. Their assorted blends made with cocoa & shea butters, vitamin E, organic olive oil and essential oils, are sure to leave those sore hands feeling smooth after all that hard work.
Plants and produce aren't the only thing growing rapidly the season, as you probably noticed the market expanded into a third aisle this past weekend with five more vendors returning to market. We'll keep growing from here, so join us each week and try to keep up as the market goodness comes in faster than we can capture it.
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 - May 20
Campo di Bella & Kerch Apiary will join us this weekend as daily vendors.
Ernie's Homemade Hot Sauce will be absent from the market this Saturday, May 20th. They will return the following weekend.
Crunchy, tasty salad turnips from Urban Gourmet
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.