We had such a nice time at the farmer's market last weekend that we wanted to go again. This time we tried the Westside Community Farmer's Market at the Hill Farms Department of Transportation. There is a huge difference from the big one downtown! This one was ALL business. None of the spectacle of the big one. No balloon animal guy, no hippie clothing for sale, no kids running around the capitol green blowing bubbles or playing tag. Still, there is a definite reason to go to this one too. If you need great produce and don't want to make it a whole day activity, this is your place. You can park right up to the market and be in and out in half an hour. The food seemed cheaper as well, although I can't confirm that. We bought a huge bag of shelling peas, strawberries, rhubarb and sugar snap peas. I made a big pot of spaghetti and added the blanched peas, lots of grated fresh parmesan, salt and pepper and butter. We devoured it. As a matter of fact, I went back the farmer's market today (this time at Hilldale) and bought more peas (shelled because I'm lazier on the weeknight...) and we're having it again tonight with my watermelon, tomato, feta salad.
In other news... I'm an aunt again! I'm waiting for my sister to get home from the hospital so I can share some pictures! More on that later!
36 year old mother to 6 1/2 year old Talia, 3 yr old Alex, and 7 month old Shayna. I retired from Pediatric Intensive Care Nursing in 2007. My family moved from Philadelphia to Madison, Wisconsin in July 07. I love to craft, quilt, cook and read. Spending time with my kids is ok too! In the last few years I've gotten into green living by trying to eat local, compost, cloth diaper and garden. As a family we are enjoying exploring Madison and transitioning from being East Coast people to Midwesterners. (Updated 09/10)