With autumn upon us, we are approaching the end of the 2009 season for the East Town Market in Cathedral Square.
This seasonal Saturday morning event, the wonderful East Town Market, brings people of all ages, ethnicities, and socio-economic status together to celebrate Milwaukee’s love of food. Whether you are there to pick up ingredients for a dinner party or you’ve come just to enjoy the sights and smells of the Battle of the Chefs, there is something for everyone at the Market.
Sadly, soon all the white roofed tents lining the edges of Cathedral Square will be gone. Gone too will be abundant flowers, vegetables, and fruits for sale from some of the best farms in the Metro Milwaukee area.
This year brought what I think to be the largest selection of vendors yet. Not only were we treated to wonderful produce but also this year brought us a plethora of handicrafts and even vendors selling pasta and snack foods. Did anyone try the pizza chips? YUM!!
For those of us with a sweet tooth, the East Town Market did not disappoint. Whether it was chocolate pasta from Pappardelle’s or oatmeal raisin cookies from Wildflour Bakery, there was something to satisfy our sugar cravings.
As for me, well, this foodie will be there bright and early on Saturday morning. I’ll be in search of the best apples for a homemade apple pie. After all, no autumn is complete without the smell of an apple pie baking in the oven.