A Market-A Musing

by Free Speech on August 6, 2009

Lodi, WI~

Lodi Valley News serving Lodi, WI & the Lake Wisconsin area with local information since Earth Day 2008.

Lodi, WI
by Gail Lamberty

Never a dull moment at the Lodi Valley Farmers’ Market!  Last Friday was no exception.

Garden abundance filled the vendors stalls—24 of them for your shopping pleasure. Julia Child would be thrilled with the fresh and local products to please any palate.  Our vendors sold out of corn by 3:30.  Come early to get your best selection.

Gail Lamberty, Market Manager for the Lodi Valley Farmer's Market in Lodi, WI

Gail Lamberty, Market Manager for the Lodi Valley Farmer's Market in Lodi, WI

We often have canine visitors (firmly leashed) who join their owners for a market stroll.  A sweet chocolate lab fresh from a swim in Spring Creek came by the market barn.  Dog and owner headed over to the Bednareks to purchase some bison.  All is well at the market.  Soon we heard this barking that wouldn’t quit. The chocolate lab met the buffalo head and communication began.  Colors of both critters were about the same.  The buffalo head remained silent, while the lab expressed greetings.  Did he think they were distant cousins?

Lots of folks stopped by at the market table to enter their names for a chance to win the gorgeous planter built and donated by Jack and Phyllis Berry (flowers included, of course!)  People continue to be amazed that we don’t charge them for a ticket to enter.  One of our most faithful shoppers, Etta Lorenz has given the planter a new home.  She was thrilled to win and Jack was thrilled to give it to her.

Susie Days are upon us, and the market will join in the festivities on Friday.  Susie Sweets Cooking contest for the dessert delights will be at the market.  Make your best dessert and enter it in the contest by 3:30pm at the market barn.  Winners announced at 5pm.  The Lodi Enterprise will again offer prizes.

Don and Buck and friends will serenade you while you eat and shop.  Couldn’t be a better Friday afternoon anywhere unless……

Larry the Leak would decide to show up at the market.  Where is Larry?  Anyone seen him anywhere beside the picture on the market barn door?  I think we need to check in with the Lodi police department.  If Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson can’t help, it is time to go to the true experts.

Watch for us in the Lodi parade on Saturday.  Maybe Larry will be riding with Lyn in the float!!

See you at the market on Friday…….

The Lodi Valley Farmer’s Market is held on Friday afternoons from 2 – 6 May through October at the Northern Edge Restaurant, located at N1430 Highway 113, Lodi, WI.

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