Happy Sunday everyone! It’s near 80 in Chicago right now and it actually feels like summer…in October. Weird.
Anyhow, this weekend was celebrating two more things I love about fall: college football and farmer’s markets. Sure, the latter is actually more of a summer thing, but for me, it’s more about fall.
I love college football. I don’t get to watch it live or on TV nearly enough so any opportunity I get, I take it. And this weekend, I got to watch my favorite team (the Wisconsin Badgers) play Minnesota in Madison. I LOVE watching games at Camp Randall, even if it’s 80 degrees and I’m sitting in the sun most of the day sweating like a wh*re in heat. Sadly, I only make it up there once a year so I savor it as much as I can.
I suck at going to farmer’s market in Chicago because I am not a weekend morning person. I get up early five days a week, so Saturday/Sunday, I take my time leaving the house. This is why I never make it to the local farmer’s market. But in Madison, I get up early and hit the square before the game, visiting my regular vendors, like this guy:
I love walking around the square, seeing the fresh produce, fruit, flowers and seasons decorations.
And this time, I picked up some stuff I’m wicked excited about, including:
- Homemade honey and honey shooters (yes, shots of honey)
- Wisconsin maple syrup lollipops (YES!)
- Green peppers the size of my head
- Freshly made kettle corn
- Honey crisp apples (LOVE these)
- And this cutie……
Yep, I’m going to try and grow my own basil. I have no idea if it will work but I’ll give it a try!
How was your weekend? What are your favorite things to pick up at the market?