Summertime Fun At Dane County Farmers Market
What comes with warm temperatures, and summer sun?
Tomatoes and sweet corn!
The Dane County Farmers Market was perfect this morning, in spite of the high humidity. My engine was set to go once I had some buttermilk potatoe donuts purchased. With the knowledge that some rains–perhaps drenching rains–would be arriving by nightfall there was no reason not to enjoy the vendors arrayed along the Capitol Square. With some cheese curds that squeaked we were all ready…..
James and I spoke with a Dane County apple grower who lost 50% of the crop due to a late frost and then summer drought conditions. The lady who we buy 50-pound bags of squash from in the fall informed us that her plants were a little behind schedule, but by Labor Day there would be plenty, and many more come October.
A honey vendor delights the crowd every week with a joke. This week the paper read…..
Hold on now….
….the answer is coming…….
James and I buy several boxes of tomatoes every year from the market. Some we eat with meals (like my mom and her mom did over the years) and the rest we make into fresh juice. Time to get the pressure cooker down from the shelf.
There are so many sights and delights that my readers are encouraged to spend a Saturday morning at the market on Madison’s isthmus. Wave when you see us!