I hope everyone had a fabulous Fourth of July! Rockford did such a great job with the downtown parade and with the fireworks as always. We normally start our market preparations for the week on Tuesday evening but we all took a welcome day off to enjoy the festivities with family and friends.
Drunken Hog loaves will be making another appearance at the markets this week for all of you that didn't get a chance to try it last time. We will certainly bring them back a couple more times during the second half of the season but unfortunately these are not a regular menu item. You can expect to see Olive Oil Semolina, Seeded Country Brown, Cranberry & Walnut, Jalapeño & Cheddar, as well as Country White Sourdoughs on the lineup.
The fruits and veggies at both Rockford City Market and North End City Market have been looking awesome. Summer in the Midwest is in full swing and, with it, we get to enjoy the bounties of nature and all that our local farmers have to offer. I have been stocking up for the week on Saturday mornings from my fellow vendors at North End. If you've yet to visit this quaint neighborhood market, I hope you do!