3 New Varieties to Seek Out This Summer
Story by Amy DeWall Dadmun
Illustrations by Karin Savage
Ninety-seven. Incredibly, that’s the number of small farms listed in the Farm Fresh Atlas of Southeastern Wisconsin. How fortunate we are in this corner of the state to have such an abundance of fresh veggies, fruits, herbs, poultry, pork, meats, honey, nuts, bakery and mushrooms! That number doesn’t even include our dairy farms.
Not long ago, I remember it used to be that you could find fresh produce and prepared goods at a farmers’ market only on Saturdays. The farmers’ market business has boomed in the last few years as more chefs and home cooks insist on buying and whipping up fresh and regional. So now Monday–Sunday, you can find a market to visit, taste-test delicious stuff, and stock up for the week on the goodness of locally grown.
From Whitewater to West Bend, Fox Point to Lake Geneva, Horicon to Janesville, Thiensville to Bristol, there are plenty of tantalizing opportunities to rest your eyes on sparkling colors and surprising shapes, and smell the freshness of things which grew in the dirt or on a tree just hours ago.
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