Weekly Updates

September 28, 2017

Great to see Dolci Italian-American Sweets at the market again!

A little nip in the evening air, color popping from those shady lanes and abundant winter squash are the three best indicators of the fall season. This week we checked off all three and couldn't be happier about what that means for market. 

It's the nearly two dozen varieties of apples at Green's Pleasant Springs Orchard, with different textures, flavors and uses to explore. It's beautiful bunches of ornamental hanging lanterns from Sai's Garden, a lovely fall accent for the front porch. It's crates of fresh sweet potatoes from Don's Produce and oodles of fall green beans from Yang Family Produce. 

It's so much more than all that! One of our favorite fall indicators is the arrival of cranberries from Wetherby Cranberry Company, who will be joining us for the rest of the season starting this Saturday!

While we are so excited for all the good things fall spells out for the market, there is one sad,...

September 21, 2017

Welcome back Bruno Botanicals, with their herbal body care products

It sure doesn't feel like we're rounding the bend into fall, but with the equinox occurring Friday, September 22nd, there's no denying it. 

As the trees color up our neighborhood streets, beautiful mums from de Block Nursery & Country Bloomers Greenhouse bring color to our porches and patios. If you're looking for a little color for your loved ones, check out the incredibly arranged bouquets from Lor Farm. 

While the extra heat is great for ripening up what's left in the field, it's not so good for others. Roots Chocolate will be sitting out the market this weekend, as temperatures topping 90 ° F aren't very hospitable for chocolate! 

The heat might be a bit oppressive for this time of year, thankfully freshly pressed cider from Door County Fruit Market will take the edge right off. 

Early risers to the market this past week were lucky enough to enjoy the tunes of th...

September 14, 2017

Peppers in all colors from Happy Valley Farm

What a fantastic week to revel in the changing of seasons. The end of summer's warmth complementing the first colors on the changing trees. 

The heat is certainly good for us down at the market, with the summer harvest getting a much needed boost from the extra degrees. That amounts to plenty of tasty tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant to enjoy from our produce farmers, such as Black Earth Valley or Crossroads Community Farm. 

To accent those summer staples, we've been enjoying a lot of specialty flavors coming in, like beautiful opal basil & fresh Thai chilies from Ka Vang Thao to aromatic ginger from Shoua Vang. With winter squash starting to come in, we highly recommend the tasty combination of that fresh ginger with roasted squash. Seriously delicious!

More and more apples are coming in, including the fan favorite honey crisp. Asian pears and concord grapes added some extra variety to our fresh fruit options this week, along with som...

September 7, 2017

Beautiful fall plantings from Country Bloomer's Greenhouse

There are simply not enough hours in the day for everything this time of year. 

With kids headed back to school and a nip of fall in the air, the bustle of the end of summer is all around us and between canning tomato sauce, drying summer herbs and making batches of pickles, it's hard to get everything in. 

Heading to market at the end of summer is something done best with a weekly planner of what will fit. Is there time to make applesauce with those tasty Ten Eyck Orchard apples or maybe just dry some slices for a wintertime snack. We ask ourselves if we can squeeze in making another batch of dilly beans with those tasty green beans from Don's Produce. If your answer was no, check this week's Recipe Corner for a speedier, but no less tasty way to use up those crispy beans. 

Just because there's plenty on the to-do list, doesn't mean there's no time for a little indulgence and enjoyment this...

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