Tasty & SAFE(!) heads of romaine lettuce from Black Earth Valley
That's More Like It
The sun was out, birds were chirping, and spring finally showed up for the second week of the 2018 market season.
We wasted no time in getting the most out of market, and that could be seen on the faces of customers and vendors alike.
The turnout for week two gave us over 30 vendors coming in with an amazing array of fresh produce, eggs, cheese, honey, meat, maple syrup and so much more. We welcomed back Stella's Bakery & Madison Sourdough Company, both with great selections of fresh baked breads and pastries.
Several of our new vendors for the 2018 season made their debut, like Savory Accents with their hot pepper products and Bryant Family Farms with an assortment of poultry and eggs.
With all the fears surrounding romaine lettuce in the news the last two weeks, it was nice to see Black Earth Valley with their heads of romaine free and clear of E. Coli concern...
Fresh eggs from Pecatonica Valley Farm were a sight for sore eyes
There's just no time to wait around for spring to get the memo and catch up with the rest of us, so we've plowed through and started market season without it!
Opening day of the 2018 market season may have been a bit daunting. The day went from drizzle to rain to sleet to snow, all with the ever present kiss of cold wind. It wasn't enough to keep us down though, and through it all we had fifteen brave vendors out to ring in the new season.
Gritting our teeth in the weather wasn't so bad when we welcomed customers new and old to the market. Their presence giving us some warmth and encouragement that everyone is eager for market season to be here.
We welcomed several of our newest vendors to their first day at the Westside Community Market. A sincere welcome to ParKelm Farm, Open Kettle Farms & Five Green Acres!
Even with the weather feeling more like winter than spring, the market was thankful fo...
While opening day won't look this nice, we're ready to welcome everyone back!
Has there been a year in recent memory where we longed so for the return of spring and it's steadfast companion, the farmers' market?
Spring may have some catching up to do, but we're ready to return to our weekly routine of perusing fresh produce, sampling Wisconsin cheese and tapping along to the sweet tunes of Moldy Jam.
The 2018 market season is shaping up to be as good as ever, even if we start off with a record setting cold season opener. We've got a great lineup of vendors for you this season, with many of your favorite vendor returning and a few fresh faces with new products to try.
The FoodShare program will continue this season and we look forward to the return of the Double Dollars program when summer rolls around. Stop on by the Information Tent to sign up for the newsletter, get FoodShare Dollars, grab some free recipes and enter our weekly d...