Sunday, January 10, 2010

Fresh greens at the winter farmer's market

Fresh, Local Greens at Winter MarketJust when you thought you couldn't get any more fresh local greens until spring....along comes the Winter Dane County Farmer's Market.The first market at the Madison Senior Center on Saturday featured Fresh Mesclun Mix from Don's Produce $4 per bagand Frost Sweetened Spinach from Snug Haven $9 per pound.I really missed the farmer's market for the two weeks it was on hiaitus over the holidays and was one of the first ones there on Saturday to pick up some much needed greens.The market breakfast is the big draw when the market moves to the Madison Senior Center, but don't let the line fool you...most of them are there to eat, and you shouldn't have much of a wait if you are there to shop.There is a parking ramp conveniently right next door, so no worries about where to park on cold winter Saturday mornings.There is a great selection of items offered at the winter market at the Senior Center, even though the space is not as big as at Monona Terrace.Here's a partial list of what was offered this weekend:Apples and cider, cheeses, garlic, mushrooms, potatoes, carrots and other root vegetables, pork, beef, chicken, pasties, eggs, pastries, breads, cookies and cheesecakes, pesto and sauces and more.Make time to stop in on Saturday from 8 am - Noon and enjoy the great offerings and support the local farmers and artisan producers during their "slow" time of the year. Happy eating!

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