Weekly Updates

Speeding Down the Summer Track

Start the day off right with rolled oats from Meadowlark Organics Speeding Down the Summer Track Here we stand at the finish line of our summer session, culminating with a bustling Labor Day weekend market this Saturday and our favorite market event of the year, the Zucchini Car Races (pictured). Before we cross the finish line and head into the fall series, we've got one more August market to soak up the fun and sun. Many of you are likely to spend the long weekend with the grill going and the market is the place to start loading up on your grillables. Alsum's Sweet Corn is still bringing us plenty of their tasty fresh ears to throw in the pot while you grill up some tasty pastured pork

Amber & Gold in August

Bring some market beauty home with sunflowers from Natalie's Garden & Greenhouse Amber & Gold in August The riches of your farmers' market plunder may not be enough to buy that private island in the tropics or rocket you to fame, but they'll keep you happier than anything that could. Market amber is Bonde Bee honey (pictured), where comb-in isn't a reference to a high end beauty product. Gold is the yolk of a Pecatonica Valley Farm egg or the first organic sweet corn arriving from JenEhr Family Farm this coming weekend. Our treasure chests are the ground cherries and tomatillos from Shoua Vang& Flyte Family Farms, their riches wrapped up waiting to be cracked open. Bringing ho

Peppered with Delights

Tasty petite Thai eggplant from Shoua Vang Peppered with Delights Given it's mid-August we shouldn't be surprised to find ourselves surrounded by the bounty of summer, but when everything ripe is coming at you in five directions, it's hard not to be overwhelmed. From fresh melons to apples to sweet corn to eggplant, the summer harvest is plentiful at market and the options seem endless. The return of Happy Valley Farm with their amazing bell peppers (pictured) played right into that sentiment this past weekend. Like many farmers, Kate and Kevin of Happy Valley Farm have been dealing with too much water in their fields this season. We're happy they're back and we wish them some dry gr

It's National Farmers' Market Week!

Peach Pastries from Madison Sourdough 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

Halfway & Heating Up

Queso party! Delicious Dreamfarm Queso Fresco Halfway & Heating Up Getting to the halfway point in the market season, as we did last Saturday, feels more like shifting to a higher gear than reaching a peak. Instead of cooling down, we're revving up to next level as we have more and more to pick from in the coming weeks. It started with the first sweet corn of the season in from Alsum's Sweet Corn (pictured) and Flyte Family Farms. The first tart cherries and red currants from Door County Fruit Market were the next new things. Then it was the first long beans and bitter melons coming to us from Sai's Garden. We don't get the opportunity to tell the summer harvest to slow down, so we might as

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