I really went to the market in search of fresh asparagus and rhubarb. There was a number of vendors that had asparagus, but I bought mine from Ron Warman of Powassan.
I was pleased to find a local meat farmer at the market, selling meat that was raised the traditional way, without hormones or antibiotics. I bought some frozen T-bones from the Holden family from Eau Claire. (I found out that they farm on the same road that my grandparent's farm was on.)
There were a lot of vegetable plants for sale. I saw Schlosser Farms had some of those mushroom-growing logs for sale.
I chatted with a couple vendors that I knew and then took my loot home. (Okay, Heather, if you are reading this and wondering why I didn't stop at your booth, you were very busy with customers!)
Some of the asparagus got eaten for supper, the rest frozen for a couple other meals.
The rhubarb is chopped up and waiting to be made into crisp for tonights supper (if the house cools down enough to bear having the oven on.)
I wouldn't have been prepared to have a booth on Saturday. But I hope that I get a spot soon. Despite the lugging of wares, tent and tables in the early morning frenzy and the unpredictability of the weather on an outdoor market, the market is a good day out.