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It’s fair to say that around here the last couple of weeks have been a little something like this:
Lucky for me, my husband knows that the best cure for such times is a roadtrip, so he swept me off to Madison for my first ever (finally!) trip to the Dane County Farmers Market.
The Dane County Farmers Market claims to be the largest producer-only farmers market in the country. I’d heard that it was big, that it was stocked full of fruits and vegetables and flowers and breads and cheeses (Oh, Wisconsin, how I love your cheeses!), that it could easily take up an entire morning… yet I still wasn’t prepared for sheer size and variety of foods for sale. It was amazing. I was in heaven.
I’ll be honest. I wasn’t exactly enthusiastic when my husband told me he’d signed me up for a photo walk. I had an image of 40 people walking en masse down the street, SLRs slug over their shoulders or around their necks, swarming each street performer and tomato stand in unison, like some sort of Farmers Market paparazzi.
I’m happy to report that I was wrong. There were no scenes like the one above at the market yesterday. Maybe because there is so much happening at the market that there were thousands of interesting things to photograph.
Last night we took the booth to 4th of July festivities in my hometown and had a blast. The booth was hopping for 5 hours straight. It was fun to have the diverse crowd that a community festival like a fireworks show attracts. Our booth saw a few firsts, including:
and a SUPERHERO!
It’s hard not to be a little bit starstruck by Spiderman. Even if you do know that it’s really just an actor dressed up in a padded spandex suit.
Here’s one last picture of our booth at the Freedom Festival as people stood in line for their turn while waiting for the fireworks show to start:
Big thanks to the Freedom Festival for making us a part of this year’s events.