"Doesn't that smell amazing?" One of the many great overheard lines at market this past weekend was a sentiment shared by many as the abundance of flowers and fresh herbs made their presence known to passersby.
The wonderfully fresh produce of summer hogs the spotlight this time of year, but we wanted to take some time to acknowledge the accents of flavor and color that make trips to the market worth it.
Whether it's a batch of homemade pesto or a sprig of thyme atop a grilled chicken from Bryant Family Farms, fresh herbs are that something extra that brings out the flavor from our market hauls.
Herb baskets, like the one pictured from Natalie's Garden & Greenhouse, are a great way to harvest as you go, adding flavor to your dishes and color to your home.
Beyond the culinary offerings, market flowers bring more color and life to our tables with spectacularly arranged bouquets from Country Bloomer's...
First sweet cherries of the season from Door County Fruit Markets
Hot Peppers & Cool Cucumbers
Cold A/C and dips in the pool may be the best remedies for dealing with this July heatwave. Though even as we try to pass through the thick of it, we can take some relief in knowing that the summer produce is soaking it all up.
Between the tableful of pints of fresh cherry tomatoes from Black Earth Valley, to the array of summer squash in at Urban Gourmet (pictured), it's plain to see this heat isn't going to waste.
The fresh fruit is happy about it too, with the first blueberries of the season arriving last weekend from both Flyte Family Farm & JenEhr Family Farm. We also saw the first sweet cherries of 2019 as Door County Fruit Markets joined us for their first market of the season.
When it's this hot and there's an abundance of tasty fresh produce, we turn to delicious veggie sandwiches as a way to keep the kitchen cool and our stomachs fu...
No better time for Summer Sausage from Underground Meats
A Touch of Rain & Burst of Green
The first market of July brought us many great things this last Saturday, even if it came with a bit of rain.
Fresh red and black raspberries were in from Sai's Garden, alongside some beautiful purple carrots and red leaf amaranth. For those of you who haven't given leaf amaranth a try, it makes a great alternative to spinach with a little more color to enjoy.
Some summer staples rolled in too, like green beans, green & yellow zucchini and even some nice looking bulbs of fennel (pictured) from Emerald Meadows Family Farm.
A special treat of the day was a visit from Naly Lor, of Lor Farm, and her amazing bouquets of flowers. While we miss having Naly with us weekly, it's always nice to have her pop in with her flowers.
As we get ready for market this weekend, we're sad to announce that we'll be losing Truli Julie Biscotti from the market soon, as Julie has decided to sell her...
Firstly, a "Happy 4th of July!" to everyone out there in the market community. We hope you all have a chance today to enjoy some tasty summer eats and time with family and loved ones.
We're grateful to have this day where we can press pause on the daily grind and take some time to appreciate our wealth of good food here in the US.
From the simple crisp snap of peas from Live Jewelry Farm (pictured) to an elegant dish of ParKelm Farm lamb chops (recipe below), we're very lucky to have such an array of offerings brought to us each week by our hard working farmers & food vendors.
On a day where we celebrate all the wonderful things this country has to offer, it's notable that the appreciation of good food universally brings us together. Seeing market goers offer up a ripe raspberry from Shoua Vang to others enjoying the music on Saturday mornings is an embodiment of that same spirit.