Mike Sutter, the Statesman restaurant critic, assembles breakfast al fresco from vendors at the Downtown Farmer's Market at Republic Square. This is what makes the weekend so special.
The Saturday morning commotion in Republic Square Park included the flash and jingle of a children's parade and lots of laughing babies, cool dads and scrap-hunting dogs. The line for peaches stretched 15 people deep. And that's when I knew assembling a farmers' market breakfast was going to require battalion-style planning: Map out the booths, assess the lines and make sure the hot stuff stays hot and the cool stuff doesn't evaporate in the sun.
A farmers' market breakfast: Laughing babies, hungry dogs, grass-fed popsicles and a BLT as big as the outdoors