Weekly Updates

May 27, 2020

Fresh spring green onions from Ka Vang Thao

Tender Stalks & Resilient Hearts

What keeps us going? What keeps us growing? 

In these difficult times, a lot of us are asking these kinds of questions. When many of the joys of jumping into summer are subdued, what keeps vibrancy in our lives?

To say we had the answers would be a pile of fertilizer fit for the fields, rather than the market. Yet we see some clues around us each week as we venture out with our masked faces.

Bunches of fresh spring onions and pungent mint cover the table at Ka Vang Thao's booth, tempting the eyes and nose at once. It's something so fresh, that it's worth getting yourself out of the house early on Saturday mornings. 

A few aisles over, a market goer walks away from Emerald Meadows Family Farm with a basil start in hand. That precious little plant baby is off to a new home where a season of tender care will make it grow. It's potential condensed into a three-inch pot, just waiting to prove itself in the...

May 20, 2020

Maple syrup from Open Kettle Farms

Learning to Adapt Together

Three weeks into the market season and we're so thankful for the response from our customers and supporters. 

It's a different feeling at market this season as we learn to adjust to the new way of doing things. It feels like the first day at a new school, with different routes to learn and rules to follow. Still the good food and plants we come for are there, tasty and beautiful as ever. 

The sunshine on a spring market morning is better than any other day of the week stuck inside. While the masks may hide our smiles, the joy a fresh bag of Murphy Farms cheese curds bring is still clear. A bouquet of Lor Farm tulips is just as beautiful and appreciated, even from six feet apart. 

While we miss sharing some of the social elements of the market this year, we're proud to be open so you can take great food home and enjoy the social time with your household as you savor those tasty market finds. 

On a typical season,...

May 13, 2020

New mushroom extract offerings from Fungi Farmers

Ready to Get Growing Again

We loved having market ready for Mother's Day weekend. The snow fall on Mother's Day was a little less welcome. 

Thankfully it looks like we're rounding the spring bend here and a string of warm days and nights are headed our way. For all you green thumbs out there, that means it's finally time to get some more plants out into the garden. 

While we're shut away from many of our favorite activities this year, gardening is a great way to get outdoors and be active without a big social element to worry about. The market is here to help you out this season with an array of amazing plant vendors. 

Whether you're looking to pop in a few flowers to brighten things up or are going full bore on a vegetable garden this season, market vendors have you covered. 

Blue Moon Community FarmEmerald Meadows Family Farm and Urban Gourmet offer a great selection of organic veggie starts to pick from, and if you're looki...

May 6, 2020

Welcome new vendor Driftless Chocolate, just in time for Mother's Day!

Mother's Day Weekend!

We're so grateful to have market back up and running for Mother's Day weekend. There's no better place to find those gifts you've been looking for to say thanks to the moms in your life. 

For some, the answer is a hanging floral basket to liven up the home space. Our greenhouse growers Emery Horning, Country Bloomer's, Kopke's Greenhouse and Natalie's Garden & Greenhouse are here to serve those needs. 

If bouquets are more in line, we're happy to welcome back Lor Farm this weekend with a lovely selection of spring tulips to share. 

Maybe the mom in your life is Wisconsin through and through and would enjoy a bag of fresh Murphy Farms cheese curds or some tasty goat cheese from Dreamfarm.

The market is great for Mother's Day shopping with so many options to consider. Speaking of options, we're happy to say even more of our vendors are now...

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