I've been to the downtown Milwaukee Westown Farmer's Market once during my lunch break. It's a short walk from my office, and there are always some things to try for lunch, plus produce and local products. At that market, I had lunch from Aladdin, picked up some sugar snap peas and also some homemade garlic tortilla chips.
This past Saturday, Nate and I finally made it to one of our favorites: the West Allis Farmer's Market. I like this one because it's pretty close and there is always a lot there. However, we found, based on last Saturday, that the earlier you go in the day (on Saturdays it opens at 1:00), the better. We got there at about 3:15, and some of the farmer's were gone or packing up.
But we still managed to buy quite a bit of stuff. Some stuff we needed for recipes and meals--like onions, shallots, garlic, hot peppers, yogurt and carrots, and some stuff we just wanted to stock up on--like maple syrup and ground pork.
We also got a snack at a vendor I had never seen before--it was an egg roll food truck. We tried one of the fresh spring rolls and Thai iced coffee. Both were delicious!
I'm a big fan of farmer's markets and I like getting as much produce and local products there as I can. I have many more of them to check out this summer. I hope to hit them all!
And, speaking of our CSA, the amount of produce we have been receiving is getting bigger and bigger, and there is more of a variety. This week we got sugar snap peas, pea pods, lettuce, Swiss chard, green pepper, zucchini, cucumber and more.