Visit Local Farmer’s Markets Throughout the Driftless Region
Fresh, locally produced food, whether it’s from your own homegrown vegetable garden or your favorite farmer’s market, is on the minds of many across the country. As we head into the first real days of summer, there’s no better time to visit the Driftless Region. The Driftless region is an area most commonly known for its endless opportunities for outdoor adventure. Farming and agriculure have also been long-standing traditions in Southwest Wisconsin, dating back to the 19th century cash crops and flourishing dairy industry. If you like to explore new, innovative products, or simply taste the finest fresh produce around, then don’t miss your chance to explore the farmer’s markets found in the Driftless Region. Book a room at our beautiful Wisconsin Vacation Rental for a weekend, and experience Driftless Wisconsin as the locals do.
Driftless Region Farmer’s Markets
Agriculture has been a part of the culture in Driftless Wisconsin for decades, and has left a deep and lasting legacy, evident in the every day life of the locals that call this beautiful region home. Even though farming throughout the state of Wisconsin has changed markedly over the years, Wisconsin still remains a leading state in organic agriculture. The Driftless region is home to Organic Valley, the farmer-owned cooperative that pioneered organic food production. If you love to spend time browsing and tasting your way through farmer’s markets, then Saturday mornings in the Driftless Region are for you. The produce found here will always be fresh from that short jaunt across the road from a local farmer.
In Viroqua, you’ll find one of the Driftless Regions best Farmer’s Markets, where over 50 farmers and vendors from across the countryside on Saturday mornings to set up and sell their products in the historic downtown. Other great places to visit on Saturday mornings are the Prairie Street Farmer’s Market in Prairie du Chien and the Market in the Park in Ferryville. If you find yourself yearning for farm-fresh products mid-week, then be sure to visit the Gay Mills Farmer’s Market on Wednesday afternoons. No matter where you choose to find it, there’s no doubt you’ll enjoy the local charm found at every Farmer’s Market throughout the Driftless region. We look forward to sharing a taste of Driftless Wisconsin with you this summer, when you stay with us at the Lonesome Hollow Homestead.
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15662 Vance Rd
Soldiers Grove, Wisconsin 54655
Our family stayed in mid-August. We had a very relaxing visit. The house is comfortable and the property is encircled by hills, making the experience a unique getaway. We enjoyed building bonfires each night, hanging out in the nice living room and taking the surprisingly lengthy hikes that are all on the property. Mornings started with coffee on the second story porch overlooking the meadow and hills, evenings ended with zero noise except that made by nature or our family. Each night there was a canopy of bright stars that weren't diluted by light pollution. We enjoyed hiking Wildcat Mountain, canoeing down the Kickapoo, roasting smores and hanging out. My son and I tried our luck at trout fishing in a nearby stream (Tainter?). It was an enjoyable, unique experience although we didn't catch anything. We'll be back.
- Dave, Eau Claire, WI