Midwest Harvest at the Farmers' Market

Dane County, Wisconsin

We spent a chilly morning at the Dane County Farmers' Market in Madison, Wis., this past Saturday and despite a few early snow flurries, harvest season was still in full swing.

As we mentioned yesterday, the Dane County Farmers' Market is the largest producer-only market in the country. Its stalls are stocked with produce, meat, cheese and baked goods from local farmers and producers, including offerings from local Amish and Hmong communities.

TOP ROW
• 1 Apples, pretty enough to eat.
• 2 Piles and piles of pumpkins.
• 3 Bouquets of dried wildflowers.
• 4 Bundles of dried chilies and garlic.
• 5 Emu eggs!

MIDDLE ROW
• 6 The farmers' market surrounds the Wisconsin state capital on all sides.
• 7 Mixed roasting potatoes – 10 varieties.
• 8 Gourds of every shape.
• 9 Freshly harvested beets.
• 10 Buckets of sunflowers.

BOTTOM ROW
• 11 Sorghum seeds for the birds.
• 12 Cabbage flowers.
• 13 Popcorn on the cob. Microwave in a paper bag and eat, or feed to the birds.
• 14 Garlic in many varieties.
• 15 Tiny, tangy sea berries.


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(Images: Joanna Miller)