Double Dollars starts this week! Now Foodshare recipients can double their money (up to $25) when they use their QUEST card at the market.
As we get into June, the variety of produce available at the market is really taking off. This week look for Napa cabbage, head lettuce, beets and broccoli. Plus, chocolate, sauerkraut and goats milk soap. Aside from great food, we'll have live music from fantastic local musician Bryan Drewyor, and free face painting by Monroe Street Arts Center.
It looks like we're going to have a gorgeous holiday weekend. If you're going to be barbecuing, consider stocking up on supplies at the market. We've got a great variety of sustainably raised meats, and of course, asparagus is always great on the grill.
Our vendor of the week this week is Sugar River Farm. Specializing in grass-fed beef and pasture raised pork, this week, Sugar River will have beef and pork brats, burger meat, and a wide variety of steaks and chops.
In the music department this week, the market will be graced with some acoustic guitar and old time fiddle music by Old Sawbones from 10am-noon.
We will also be joined by market sponsor MG&E, who will be sharing info on the ins and outs of electric vehicle ownership: costs and benefits, charging, and available incentives. As an example, they'll have a new Chevy Bolt on hand for folks to check out.
Asparagus is one of the great joys of spring. If you came on time, you might have gotten your hands on some last week. This week, as we get closer to peak asparagus, there will be lots more on hand. Enjoy it while it's here!
This week, we'll have another great musical performance by one of Madison's favorite musicians: Boo Bradley.
Our vendor of the week this week is Fizzeology Foods. From Viroqua, WI, Fizzeology is an exemplary sustainable business, sourcing all of the vegetables for their sauerkraut, kimchi, curtido and other ferments from local organic farms in the Driftless region. Stop by and try a sample on Sunday. It's delicious, great for your gut, and good for the local economy!
There are a handful of great businesses that help make our little market possible. Our featured sponsor this week is LL Bean. To celebrate the opening of their new store at Hilldale, they will be joining us at the market this Sunday with some free prizes and giveaways to share.
This week, more vegetables will begin rolling in - lot's of greens in many varieties, rhubarb, and probably the first asparagus of the season. We're also excited to welcome new vendor Meadowlark Organics, who will be joining us every other week with flour milled from several varieties of heritage grains grown at their farm in Ridgeway, WI.
Finally, we have a special musical performance by the incredibly talented bassist Josh Cohen. Don't miss it!
In celebration of the opening day of the Monroe Street Farmers Market, the Edgewood High School Piano Class presents "CONCERT UNDER CONSTRUCTION"
Live music by Edgewood Students from 10am-1pm
Join us for FREE, family friendly activities: Family walk, painting station, picnic area, and more!