Are you looking for something do with your friends this weekend? Are you in need of some fresh produce but don’t feel like driving all the way over to Walmart? If that’s you, I know just what you’re looking for: the Winona Farmer’s Market!

For the past three years, I have wanted to check out the Winona Farmer’s Market but I haven’t had the chance to go. Finally, I was able to check it out last weekend and it was a blast! Let me tell you about my experience…

My friends and I pulled into the Midtown Foods parking lot around 10:00 a.m. last Saturday. The market is located in the city parking lot right next to Midtown Foods. As we walked up to the market, we could hear the sweet strumming of an acoustic guitar player and the view before us was a sea of canopies and energetic morning people.

Although it’s hard to wake up early on a Saturday morning, the Winona Farmer’s Market is worth the sacrifice. The market is a great place to go each week, especially if you are living on a tight college budget. The market offers a wide variety of produce at extremely reasonable prices.

This week, I bought a couple very large cucumbers and a huge bundle of basil for a total of only $3.00! It was an amazing deal. With my market finds this week, I decided to go home and make some delicious cucumber bruschetta. Bruschetta is my favorite thing to make because it is extremely easy and quick to whip up, and it is a refreshing and healthy snack. Wondering how to make it? Here is the recipe I use: Cucumber Bruschetta

In addition to fruits and veggies, vendors are selling canned foods, meats, baked goods, soaps, honey, apple cider, and more! The baked goods looked especially good. They have breads, pies, desserts, scones….the list goes on and on.

Another one of my favorite things about the market are the beautiful flower arrangements. You can buy a single flower, an entire arrangement, or even a succulent. I love the vast array of colors in the arrangements from deep maroon to bright yellows.

The Winona Farmer’s Market is a great place to go with your friends and family during the fall season. There is definitely something fun for all ages to enjoy. The market is open on Saturday mornings from 7:30 a.m. and runs until noon. This year, the market will go until the end of October so be sure to stop by within the next month. You don’t want to miss out!

Overall, my first time experiencing the Winona Farmer’s Market was a great success and positive experience. I am honestly so bummed that I am going to be out of town the next two weekends, but I will surely be back before the end of October. By then, I will be in need of some more ingredients to make another round of bruschetta! I hope you can experience the Winona Farmer’s Market for yourself at some point this fall. It is definitely worth the visit.

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Erin Kloepping

Erin is a Communications major with an emphasis in Leadership and Advocacy who is graduating in 2019. She is from Brodhead, WI and her interests include videography and foreign mission trips.