Wisconsin Weekend - Part IV - Madison Farmers Market

Madison has a spectacular Farmers' Market on Saturday mornings. We were fortunate to be in town on Saturday and decided to check it out. We were told by some locals at a coffee shop on State Street that Stella's Spicy Cheese Bread was a "must try". Stella's was conveniently located near where we entered the market so we decided to splurge on a loaf. At $7, it was kind of pricey but the bread was huge and stuffed with cheese. It was very tasty -- kind of like pizza but not as spicy as I expected.

The Farmers' Market spanned the four block square surrounding the Capitol building. I loved this wagon: "Who curd eat just one?". Clearly this wagon hails from Wisconsin.

Another treat that we discovered was a pumpkin whoopie pie. Whoopie pies are kind of like inside-out cupcakes. This one featured moist pumpkin flavored cake and buttercream frosting on the inside. So decadent...

There were savory treats to be found as well. This ostrich-stand stood in the shadow of the Capitol.
One vendor was frying up cheese . It smelled amazing. Happily, they were serving up samples.

I love the logo for Capitol Kettle Corn. It looks like the Capitol is shooting out popcorn in a rapid fire display.

An avant garde theatre troupe, the Madtown Liberty Players, was also performing in the grass along the Farmers' Market. The performance was very unusual and featured guys in fish and owl masks talking on cell phones and using computers. Two pigs entered the scene, donned aprons, and proceeded to pluck the legs one by one from an unsuspecting insect. I didn't quite get it but it was interesting to watch.

Alas, our time in Madison had come to an end. On our way out of town, we saw one of the featured items in my Oddball Wisconsin book. I just had to stop and take a picture of the car washing octopus. Rock on, my eight legged friend.

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