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.

• 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!

• 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.

• 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)