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The First Kiss

A great selection of fresh herbs from Urban Gourmet


The First Kiss

Hard to believe we've made it so far into October without even a light frost. Yet the nip of winter is coming our way this week and for some market favorites, that's a good thing.

That first kiss of frost does marvels for certain fall produce, bringing out the sweetness in things like Brussels' sprouts, beets, rutabagas and more. Farmer Dan from Black Earth Valley remarked during the last market that he can't wait for a frost to sweeten up his already amazing spinach.

While we're thankful it won't be a lingering kiss to freeze us solid, we'll happily embrace the good as we add an extra layer to our Saturday morning market trip attire.

With four weeks left before we pack it in for the season, there's still plenty of time to get out and shop the market. Time enough to load up the freezer with delicious JenEhr Family Farm chicken and pasture raised pork from ParKelm Farm.

This weekend will mark the last chance of the 2021 season to get fresh, never frozen, chicken from Bryant Family Farms, so get those grills and smokers lit up!

Frost in the forecast also means the days for certain fresh produce are numbered, so now's the time to enjoy some of the rarer market finds, like okra from Ka Vang Thao or the pictured spicy greens mix from Natalie's Garden & Greenhouse.

For our FoodShare shoppers, there are two more markets to get your free $25 Double Dollar match, as the program ends Oct. 31st. FoodShare shoppers will still be able to get unmatched dollars in November and spend remaining Double Dollars as well.

So join us each week as we approach the final market on November 13th. In what's been a great season, we're here to enjoy every last moment, cold noses and all.

See you at market!

Ben Zimmerman

Market Manager

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So many curd flavors from Farmer Johns' Cheese!


October 23rd Vendor List:

Alsum Sweet Corn

Atoms to Apples

B's Honey

Black Earth Valley

Blue Moon Community Farm

Bonde Bee

Bryant Family Farms

Chris & Lori's Bakehouse

Country Bloomer's Greenhouse

County Line Plants-n-Produce

Don's Produce


Driftless Chocolates

Emerald Meadows Family Farm

Farmer Johns Cheese

Fungi Farmers

Happy Valley Farm

Highland Spring Farm

Honey Bee Bakery

JenEhr Family Farm

Ka Vang Thao

Landmark CreameryLor Farm

Madison Sourdough

McCluskey Brothers Shillelagh Glen Farms

Murphy Farms

Natalie's Garden and Greenhouse

Open Kettle Farms

ParKelm Farm

Sai's Garden

Savory Accents

Shoua Lee Vang

Stella's Bakery

Steppin Out Foods

Ten Eyck Orchard

Tortillas Los Angeles

Underground Meats

Urban Gourmet

Wetherby Cranberry Company

What Got Gathered

Yang Family Produce

*Please note this is a tentative list. Last minute cancellations or additions to the vendor list are possible.



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