Dane County Farmers' Market
This coming week, in events that get to your heart through your stomach.
Saturday, January 7
It's true we haven't been buried under feet of snow -- or really even had to get the shovels out. It is true that the mercury has not dipped much into the single digits. In regarding our winter so far, it has been, for Wisconsin, mild and forgiving. It's still cold enough, though, to keep the "Taste of the Market" breakfast, prepared by market volunteers, is a spinach, egg and cheese bake; a root vegetable hash including potatoes, sweet potatoes and carrots; breakfast sausage; and toast with fresh jam. On the vendor's tables, among other temptations: honey, cauliflower, broccoli, kohlrabi, cabbage, sweet potatoes, carrots, leeks, kale, Brussel sprouts, herbs, spinach, rutabagas, celeriac, maple syrup, mushrooms, goat cheese ... winter is a great time for a locavore. Madison Senior Center, 330 W. Mifflin St., 8 a.m.-noon, $8 adults and $4 kids and smaller portions. Call 455-1999 for more info.
More events this week
Saturday, January 7
Candlelight Ski/Hike/Snowshoe, a nighttime winter excursion on two torch-lit 1-mile trails, ending by a bonfire with food and hot beverages for sale. Mirror Lake State Park, E10320 Fern Dell Rd., Baraboo, 6-8 p.m., free with park admission. Call 608-254-2333 for more info.
Candlelight Ski/Hike/Snowshoe, a nighttime winter excursion on two torch-lit 1-mile trails and one 2-mile trail, ending by a bonfire with free hot beverages and marshmallows, and hot food and baked goods for sale. Blue Mound State Park, 4350 Mounds Park Rd., Blue Mounds, 6-8:30 p.m., free with park admission. Call 608-437-5711for more info.
Sunday, January 8
Savory Sunday, with volunteers need to prepare and serve a fresh, hot meal for the hungry, now serving once again in the Wisconsin Capitol cafeteria. Lutheran Campus Center, 5 N. Mills St., 11 a.m. Call 233-6967 for more info.
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Saturday, January 14