Madison Farmer’s Market & My Plant Obsession

Last weekend McKenzie and I went to the Farmer’s Market on the Capitol Square. For those of you who don’t know the Madison area, it’s pretty sweet…the entire half-mile around the Capitol Building is packed with local farmers, bakers, and their goodies from 6am-1pm every Saturday in the summer. The fresh fruit, veggies & flowers are so beautiful! We picked up some of the most incredibly delicious “Hot & Spicy Cheesy Bread” from Stella’s Bakery,  it’s one of our favorites! Jon would be super jealous. ;)

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I was on the hunt for a pretty spring floral bouquet. I promised McKenzie we’d get some flowers (the girl is obsessed with them), but I couldn’t find any! Maybe they were sold-out. Anyhow, we happened to pass a vendor with potted herbs, and I saw the most beautiful Rosemary plant and fell in love! I think I’ve mentioned it, but lately I’ve been craving scallops (this recipe…but I substitute rosemary for parsley), and some fresh rosemary makes the dish. It was only $12, so I think it was a steal! We bought a pretty pot on the way home, and now Rosemary has a home in my bedroom. I think it looks like a little Christmas tree, and it smells so good! Have you ever grown fresh, potted herbs? I’m horrible…advice welcome. ;)

Angie - May 9, 2013 - 8:43 pm

I love the hot and cheesy bread! So many yummy baked good there. I’m looking forward to picking up veggies in a few weeks.
I have no advice for the rosemary plant. I had basil for a while inside but it died. I have better luck with plants outside. Hopefully yours will survive!

litzy margot - May 10, 2013 - 10:51 pm

That is an impressive farmers market!! We don’t have anything so grand very near us….jealous, cause I love local food!! Wish I could give herb advice, but I kill them indoors. :( Outside I can handle, but my indoor plants generally have a sad fate. Nothing like fresh herbs though!