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Appleton Farmer’s Market

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Took a ride up to Appleton today to walk around it’s downtown farmer’s market.  I do love the Appleton market.  I need to stock up on my favorite sauce ever from Jimmy J and hit my favorite bakery Renards Bake Shop.  I picked up a few awesome things along the way.

My Loot:

  • Heirloom cherry tomatoes
  • Jimmy J’s Hot Rib Sauce
  • Ciabatta loaf from Renards
  • Cinnamon/Raisin Oatlmean from Great Harvest Bread Co. out of Neenah, WI
  • Sweet Potato-Sage Pasta from Dalla Terra out of Appleton, WI
  • Michigan blueberries
  • Michigan peaches

While I’m in Appleton I like to hit all my favorite stores. One of those stores being World Market. I love everything about this store. It was at World Market where I discovered my all time favorite summer drink combination:

Sangria and sparkling Meyer lemon juice.  LOVE IT!  If there is a World Market in your area, I implore you to try this over ice.  You will quickly become a believer.

I have some pork steaks on the grill all sorts of slathered in Jimmy J’s sauce with some fresh sweet corn with garlic/basil butter to be enjoyed on my deck with a tall glass of my sangria mix.  The perfect summer dinner in my world.

 

 
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Posted by on August 25, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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Farmer’s Market Week 2

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Another successful stroll through Fond du Lac’s farmer’s market this morning.  I seem to have made a new Saturday morning routine.  I swim for an hour at the Y then hit the market.  It’s a nice little chunk of “me time”. 

All the beautiful produce I’m starting to see makes me miss HighCross Farm.  The last time I saw Steve and Kath Jeff was still alive.  Time sure has flown.

I loaded up on strawberries again since this will be the last weekend I will be able to get them freshly picked.  I really wish strawberry season had a longer window, but I take what I can get. 

My booty:

  • Strawberries
  • Rhubarb
  • Purple Garlic
  • Mixed salad greens
  • Radishes
  • Tomatoes

I have a strawberry/rhubarb buckle baking as I type.  Recipe found here.

Next week I might actually leave Fond du Lac and see what other city markets have to offer.

 
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Posted by on June 23, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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