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Winter Farmers Markets, Who Knew?!?

Saturday mornings used to be pretty typical.

Wake up.  Hit snooze. Wake up again.  Look at these furry mugs and decide to get up.  Yes, this photo was literally what I woke up to one morning.  For reals.

Let the dogs out.  Eat breakfast. Think about cleaning and/or laundry.  Make some tea.  Watch a cooking show.  Think about cleaning and laundry again…repeat x10 until you realize it’s noon and you still haven’t showered…

No more!  After years of hemming and hawing, I finally checked out the local winter farmer’s market here in Milwaukee.  What’s even more pathetic to admit is that this market is a whopping 2.5 miles from my house…and it took me over 2 years to finally check it out.

Until I heard about the market, I naively never knew such a thing existed.  I figured the end of summer signaled the end of farmer’s markets…not the start of another wave of fresh and local goodies!  If you’re local to southeastern Wisconsin and interested in checking it out, click here for their website.

So what does one find at a winter farmer’s market?

Kale Bouquet
Golden Beets
Garlic Salt Jalapeno Cheddar Bread
Sorghum Syrup
Brussels Sprouts
Celery Root (Celeriac)
Buffalo Burgers

And what I took home doesn’t even scratch the surface of the wide variety of offerings.

This market has become my new favorite Saturday morning activity.  If you’re out of the farmer market loop like I was, do some research and see if a winter market operates in your area.  It really is a great way to support local farmers and artisan food companies and who doesn’t love that?!?

Even though the laundry and cleaning still sit idle, I do feel a lot more productive with my Saturday mornings.  It’s all about priorities, people 🙂

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  1. I love the lighting in your photos! Could you please send me a photo of your setup? Like step back about 4 feet from where you normally take photos and then snap a picture for me 🙂

    • It’s actually natural light, Karis! I have a low counter top in my kitchen corner with windows on each side and get really great light. I do use Lightroom to edit and adjust brightness sometimes too. I have a few extra lights but I’ve only used them once…that may change though with the shorter days!

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