My Day at the Appleton Downtown Farm Market (Part 1)

Screen Shot 2015-08-31 at 4.29.03 PMI was invited to be a part of the Farm Market bloggers this summer.  Being a ‘foodie’, I was excited to have been asked and curious about the vendors that were selected for me.  I was truly not disappointed!

My first stop was at the ‘Produce with Purpose Farm’ stand. Rick Slager and his wife, Dawn, own ‘Produce with Purpose Farm’, located  five miles east of Fond du Lac.  It is a four season farm and 51 weeks out of the year they are selling their produce.

Screen Shot 2015-08-31 at 4.29.36 PM“We love diversity. We believe that not all carrots are orange and potatoes brown. We love to educate people on the value of eating healthy and encouraging youth (and adults) to find out more about  where there food comes from!”   Ask Rick a question about any of his vegetables and he’ll be more than happy to share.  His enthusiasm for farming is infectious.  The  produce is displayed so beautifully, you’ll have a hard time trying to decide what to purchase!

Screen Shot 2015-08-31 at 4.30.06 PMFrom Farm to Table...

Displayed here are all the beautiful vegetables I used to create a dinner for friends.   I especially loved the deep rich colors of the purple potatoes, the orange Sherbet carrots, the yellow beets and the purple mini sweet onions. 

Screen Shot 2015-08-31 at 4.31.38 PM

I did a simple roasting of the vegetables with olive oil and a sprinkle of salt and pepper.  The beets and carrots were almost like having a dessert! The sweetness of the flavor was amazing, as were the purple onions. 

Screen Shot 2015-08-31 at 4.30.54 PM

I paired the vegetables with a  simple roasted chicken breast topped with an apricot chutney.  It was a delightful evening with friends and I so enjoyed sharing my experience at Produce with Purpose Farm.  The stand is located towards the end of College and Drew.  Please give Rick a visit.  He will be happy to see you! 

Blogger:  Gloria Wiegman Springer

Warning: Trying to access array offset on value of type null in /srv/users/coalesce/apps/appleton-downtown/public/wp-content/themes/Stellar_Responsive/includes/modernize-comments.php on line 16

Warning: Trying to access array offset on value of type null in /srv/users/coalesce/apps/appleton-downtown/public/wp-content/themes/Stellar_Responsive/includes/modernize-comments.php on line 25

Leave a Comment

©2024 Appleton Downtown, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: . You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact