|Sunset Farms has hosted the June Dairy Breakfast in the past.|
To host, a farm needs LOTS of parking.
|Kari, Rick's daughter-in-law, remarked that there were enough people at the|
Dairy Breakfast for a mini county fair!
|And speaking of county fairs, Washington County's Fairest|
of the Fair was at the Breakfast promoting the upcoming
Washington County Fair that is scheduled for the end of July.
|It takes a strong and steady hand to keep flipping|
so many pancakes. (photo courtesy of Jon Vrzal)
Breakfast on the Farm wouldn't be complete without a few vintage tractors on display.
A variety of groups throughout Washington County, including the Richfield Historical Society, had exhibits in one of the farm's buildings.
|Nothing says America's Dairyland like a cow to relieve one's stress!|
This past Saturday Rick and I checked out the Farmer's Market in downtown West Bend, the county seat of Washington County. The downtown merchants are particular about the vendors filling Main Street so the market is only open from 7:30 - 11:00 a.m. However, as we later learned from Ron who was selling, among other things, garlic plants, there's another market in West Allis on Saturday afternoons that many of the West Bend vendors move to. We picked up snap peas, spinach, smoked salmon, several packages of brats, and tomato and pepper plants at the market.
|Flowering plants were abundant at the West Bend Farmers' Market.|
While the West Bend market isn't nearly the size of Madison's Dane County Farmers' Market on the Capitol Square, it does have a lot of variety - and Madison prices!
|The Wisconsin Soup Company is located in Wauwatosa.|
|This piece of "living art" was offered by Upland Springs|
Floral from Adell WI.
Oftentimes we don't have to wander far from home to find something interesting to do on the weekend. We'll miss the best activities right in our own backyards if we don't look for them.