It took me all spring, summer and the first few days of fall, but I finally did it, you guys: I made it to the Dane County Farmers’ Market in Madison.
While I was in college, there was hardly a Saturday between April and November that I missed the market. Most mornings I’d wake up, ready or not, with one thing on my mind: cookies. So I’d be off getting a giant M&M cookie and back before my friends had even lurched from their beds.
Today my singleminded search has shifted to Stella’s blueberry scones and Summer Kitchen’s jams. This place has hands down the best jam I’ve ever had. If you’re new to the stand, I’m going to throw out that the Hedgerow (strawberry, blackberry, blueberry, and raspberry) is the best. Along with all the other varieties.
After a lap around the square and a short walk up State Street, I came home with this little haul: two new jams, some baby bellas from Palm’s Mushroom Cellar, mini sweet peppers, and a few Cortland apples. I admittedly also had two scones, some apple cider, and a few pieces of candy, but that’s all gone now – can you blame me?
If you lucky Wisconsinites haven’t been yet this year, you have until November 8th!