After my weekend in Detroit, I vowed to get back to my own local farmer’s market. The following Saturday, I woke up to my alarm clock and ventured over to Urbana’s Market at the Square. We were also hosting a blood drive that day, so I made sure to stop by and tell our staff hello.
First things first: Find Prairie Fruits Farm! Their goat and sheep milk cheeses have never let me down, and this year they’re making goat milk gelato with the most amazing fresh flavors. I power walked to find their stand first – if you get there too late in the morning you risk missing out on your favorite cheese! I ended up with Lemon Verbena Thyme gelato and two cheeses. All were fantastic! I was able to taste a Thai basil gelato as well, and it was truly my favorite, but I knew Jason would have nothing to do with it. I paired one of the cheeses with triscuits and some cherry tomatoes (amazing, from Ellen’s in Monticello – she really hooked me up!) that I picked up later in the morning for a delicious fresh snack.
I also had a request for some new potatoes. Since it’s later in the season, they were hard to come by. This little lady dug around her stand for a few minutes to fill up a couple quarts of new potatoes for me. Loved her!
**My pictures ended up smaller than anticipated – I am hoping to get them enlarged so you all can actually see which stands I visited!**