Tag Archives: farmers markets

August in Madison. Part 1.

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 Paparazzo

Yesterday morning I joined about 40 other local photographers to troll the Downtown Farmers Market as part of the Worldwide Photo Walk.
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 [...]

Iowa strawberries

It was totally worth all the hassle of dodging umbrellas and skipping over puddles of water during this morning’s rainy Downtown Farmers Market to find this:

Fresh Iowa strawberries.
Yum.
You don’t get bright yellow seeds like that on commercial strawberries shipped in from across the country. These are so pretty I almost don’t want to eat them. [...]

Farmers Market Cooking Classes

One of my favorite Cedar Rapids summer events kicks off this weekend: The Downtown Farmers Market.
I love the way organizers transform my hometown’s downtown into a festival¬†with food and craft vendors, wine tastings, live music and other entertainment. One of highlight, of course, is cooking demonstrations from local chefs. The demos are a great way [...]