Weekly Updates

June 28, 2018

Add a little extra to color to life with purple snap peas from Ka Vang Thao

Celebrating Summer!

The strawberries were flying off the table, Moldy Jam was picking up a storm and lots of happy faces could be seen in every direction at last weekend's market. 

Those are the joys of a summertime market, with so many wonderful things happening all around us. So many tasty things to find like ripe cherry tomatoes from Black Earth Valley (pictured), string cheese from Farmer Johns' Cheese and fresh baked loaves of naturally leavened bread from Cress Spring Bakery.

We're grateful for all those good things, especially with the Fourth of July coming up this next week. With all the cookouts planned, the market is the place to find the best options for the grill, sides and dessert!

Highland Spring Farm & ParKelm Farm have your meat needs covered with their pastured options. Those burgers will be pretty lonely without a nice slab of McCluskey Brothers Farm cheese and so...

June 21, 2018

Dreamfarm never disappoints with their flavor creations!

Coming Round the Bend

Happy Summer Solstice to everyone!

We at the farmers' market have more reason than most to celebrate the longest day of the year and the official transition into summer time. 

It marks the end of our spring session, bringing us into Session II this Saturday. Thoughts of sweet corn, zucchini, raspberries and so much more are on our mind. 

Before we get there though, we had one great market this past week to send off our spring session. 
It was hot, but nothing could keep down the crowds of happy market goers on the hunt for June's bounty. 

For some it was the new quail eggs available from Bryant Family Farms, or the mulberries coming in at Urban Gourmet. For others the treasures were garlic scapes from Blue Moon Community Farm and those elegantly arranged floral bouquets from Country Bloomers Greenhouse (pictured). 

While we'll just have to wait each week to see what new flavor...

June 15, 2018

McCluskey Brothers Shillelagh Glen Farms has your Dairy Month covered

You're Just Too Sweet!

We're gushing over all you good people, the good food we're lucky to have and these oh so wonderful summer days. 

Strawberries might be to blame, as they made their seasonal debut this last weekend on another fantastic market day. 

It's just too much sometimes to see all these wonderful things coalesce, fresh strawberries, the first sugar snap peas of the season and so many happy market faces!

A lot of faces were smiling to see the return of Green's Pleasant Springs Orchard, with their picturesque heads of lettuce. Don's Produce gets some credit too for the first snow peas of the season to accompany their boxes of pristine hot-house tomatoes. 

Of course, the wonders of the market extend beyond the extensive selection of farm fresh Wisconsin products. Our people, as we colloquially term all you wonderful shoppers, volunteers, vendors & entertainment acts, make us such a happy and...

June 7, 2018

Crisp bunches of radishes from Sai's Garden

Extra Cheese Please!

Happy National Dairy Month to all! With all that delicious cheese to enjoy, we'll keep things BRIE-f this week. Oh cheese puns, we love you. You're as GOUDA's it gets. All right, all right. Thanks enough for this week, we shouldn't be MÜNSTERs about it. 

Fantastic cheese puns aside, the opening of National Dairy Month started off great with a busy market this past Saturday. 

The weather was perfect for a casual shopping trip and not too hot to head out into the garden to plant those starts!

The Double Dollars program returned with great success and we had a full day of music, with Starr Grass Band, the Rhapsody Art Center Fiddle Club and our favorites Moldy Jam keeping our ears full of music all morning long. 

There was no shortage of cheese of course, with lots of tasty options and samples to try from Farmer Johns' Cheese and Landmark Creamery. Even Stella's Bakeryhas your dairy desires covered with their famous S...

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