A market A musing Adieu

by Free Speech on November 13, 2009

Lodi, WI~

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

Lodi, WI
11/13/09

28 Friday afternoons, sometime sunshine, sometime rain, hot weather, cold weather, over 500 vendor visits, shoppers, shoppers and more shoppers–that’s just a small sketch of the Lodi Valley Farmers’ Market for 2009.  Our 9th season provided you with the best local and freshest garden goodies you could possibly hope for. We started with plants in April and finished with pumpkins in October. In between we had everything from apples to zucchini, with bison, honey, fish, maple syrup, organic pizzas and meat added.  Who could say we lacked in variety?

We gave trees away, we gave market dollars away, we sampled salsa, Susie sweets, and pressed apples.  We sang to you and brought you goats and chickens to play with.  We searched for Larry the Leek and found him missing.  We filled the barn week after week with our vendors and your generous donations to the food pantry.

And like the fields and farmers, we’re going for our “long winter’s nap.”

We worked hard to serve you well.  We’ll rest well to serve you again next year. We’ve got our 10th anniversary coming next season and we’ll be planing various celebrations to share with you and our vendors.  Send your ideas–the wilder and crazier the better.  We’d love to hear them.  We think there is no limit to what we can do.

Thank you for your support of the market farmers, your most gracious  welcome to me (the new kid on the block), and your support of our efforts to make the Lodi Valley Farmers’ market the best we can bring you.

See you next April at the market!!

At the last market of the season, Rob Nurre owner of the 1900's apple press gives Gavin Schroeder a sample of the fresh pressed juice being pressed by his brother Lawson.  The Schroeder boys are sons of Larry Schroeder regular market vendor. Photo by Cindy Miller

At the last market of the season, Rob Nurre owner of the 1900's apple press gives Gavin Schroeder a sample of the fresh pressed juice being pressed by his brother Lawson. The Schroeder boys are sons of Larry Schroeder regular market vendor. Photo by Cindy Miller

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