When I first came to Madison, the farmer’s market was again in front of the courthouse. The revival of the market in its current form is mostly due to the efforts of our current clerk-treasurer, former neighbor and good friend Dave Adams. Look at these beautiful pictures of the market in its current location at the Broadway fountain and tell me that we Madisonians should not all be incredibly grateful to Dave for helping to bring this into our community.
I am a lover of farmer’s markets. Whenever I go somewhere, farmer’s markets are the first thing I look for, because if you want some really good food, they are often the place to go. Best farmer’s market I’ve ever been to (so far)…Portland, Oregon. Oh…my…god. The market went on for blocks. There was music, bread, cheese. Tomatoes (you know how I feel about them), and fresh local berries to die for. My husband and I bought some french bread, some local cheese, and a quart of raspberries and took them with us to eat in a park along the river. That was the best meal we had during the whole trip, and there’s some damn good eating in Portland.