Farmer’s Markets used to be a place where you could get fresh produce, and there would be maybe one or two stalls with a craft vendor. My Saturday morning routine now consists of eating ridiculously good food at the Farmer’s Market, enough to consider it my breakfast and lunch, elevensies, second breakfast and then some. When did Farmer’s Markets become such a great place to eat?
I spent two hours eating my way through the Oshkosh Farmer’s Market yesterday, and I barely made a dent in what they had to offer. I started with Lue’s Mini Donuts ($3.50/dozen – dusted with sugar, cinnamon sugar, powdered sugar, caramel sauce or chocolate sauce) these are served fresh and warm, perfectly fluffy and not greasy at all. They melted in your mouth and I probably could have eaten the whole dozen by myself.
Next up we went to the Wagner’s Market stall and had the breakfast brat ($4 – maple sausage, potato, and egg served in a pancake) these were selling out as quickly as they were being made, for a good reason. It was the most Wisconsin way to serve up breakfast and every bite was stuffed full of everything you look for in a good breakfast. I was almost tempted to go to Wagner’s Market and buy a few more breakfast brats to make at home (they make some crazy brat combinations like gummy bears, mac and cheese, peanut butter and jelly, bloody mary, and of course some ordinary flavors too.)
Next up, an Amish fry pie ($2- available in a variety of pie flavors). We had the apple and it was stuffed with delicious apple filling that squished out with every bite.
It started getting chilly so we checked out a few shops and had some coffee at the bustling coffee shop New Moon, we snagged the last table and were able to warm up with our coffees. By then the Farmer’s Market was coming to a close and we wanted to grab lunch to go.
After hearing multiple people talk about how good the orange chicken was we went to the Orange Chicken Hut for Orange Chicken ($9 orange chicken with a side of fried rice) this orange chicken wasn’t hard and crunchy like most orange chicken, the chicken pieces were soft delicate and extremely tasty.
I know I will definitely go back to the Oshkosh Farmer’s Market, there was a lot of food that we didn’t get to try. If you want to check it out for yourself head to 547 N Main St, Oshkosh, WI 54901 from 8 AM until 12:30 on Saturdays, I would recommend getting there before 11, as a lot of vendors were selling out of items before that time.