The time has come to celebrate! After whining all winter about the frightful weather, I owe a big shout out to the area where I live. Saturday marked the opening of the Dane County Farmers Market outdoor season. This may not seem like such a monumental event if you live in San Diego or any town in Florida but here in the Midwest it is reason to rejoice. The sun draped a welcome warmth and brightness to the affair. There was an air of gaiety and celebration as the community came together to honor the season and the bounty it represents. I was struck by how this event really reflects the spirit of Madison, WI. Besides being the capital of our fine state it is a city that has a unique energy. At this gathering, people of all walks of life come together to support the largest producer only farmers market in the country. They buy the food, sign political petitions, eat from the food carts, listen to music, people watch and relish in the bounty of America’s heartland. I took my camera in hopes of capturing the moment. Come with me, the joy is contagious!
The vegetables may not be in abundance yet but there is still a selection of goodies.
Attractions & People Watching
City of Bicycles
Arts & Crafts I hope I have captured the soul of this great city. Over 160 vendors attend this market every week and bring the products of their labor and love. If you are not from this area I would urge you to plan a visit and take a stroll around the capital building where this amazing event takes place every Saturday. This is where the quality conscious chefs and most discerning consumers shop for their products and soak up a little local color. In this area, spreading the love starts here.