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Springing Along

Asparagus from Shoua L. Vang


Springing Along

These last two market weekends have had that feel of the season being in full swing.

The bouquets of flowers, flats of garden starts and groups of

families dancing to the music, all screamed "market season is here"!

That market season feel has happy market-goers strolling the aisles with a fresh cup of coffee and a treat from Chris & Lori's Bakehouse, like their chocolate chip sconuts (pictured).

The spring baskets were filling up with fresh asparagus, spring onions and bags of early season greens, all great signs of an abundant market.

Seasonal favorites are always a plus of weekly market shopping, but we're also delighted to find those specialty items like unique sauerkrauts from What Got Gathered (pictured).

Elsewhere around the market, special finds included feta cheese from Dreamfarm, fresh tortillas from Tortillas Los Angeles and loaves of sliced Rustic French bread from Stella's Bakery.

As we push further through May, we encourage you to enjoy those spring flowers, like daffodils, tulips and other bouquets accented with fragrant lilac blossoms.

From bouquets to hanging baskets, the May market season has the variety you're after when it comes to brightening up your home and garden spaces.

So come on out and make the most of what the spring season has to offer, and while you're at it, grab something special and unique such as Ms. Mango Mama Jam from Steppin' Out Foods (pictured).

From staples to specials, nothing beats shopping these May market mornings.

See you at market!

Ben Zimmerman

Market Manager

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Vendor Notices: May 21st

Sai's Garden & B's Honey will be absent from the market this Saturday. Both will return on May 28th.

Phil Friedl (The Cactus Guy) will be at market this weekend with his cacti and assorted succulents for sale.


Farm & Market Job Openings

Whether you're looking for something part-time or more involved, working for one of the market vendors is always a rewarding experience. Delicious produce as a job perk? Yes please!

Blue Moon Community Farm, outside of Stoughton, is hiring for both field crew staff, working at the farm and market staff who will person their booth at the WCM. Check out their website here for more info, including how to apply.

County Line Plants & Produce, north of Deforest, is hiring for a field position this season. Contact farmer Cathy via email at

Emerald Meadows Family Farm, outside of Columbus, is hiring for their field crew this season, which includes working some market Saturdays at the WCM. Check out their website here for more info, including how to apply.


Freshly roasted coffee beans from Bryant Family Farms


Our many thanks to Snaggle Tooth Arts of Wayward Tattoo for the market rabbit graphic!


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