Celebrate Memorial Day with Wisconsin Goodness!

Memorial Day is a special day, often filled with emotion, camaraderie, and lots of food!  The Dane County Farmers' Market is packed with everything you need to fill your Memorial Day celebrations with Wisconsin goodness.  

Are you bored with the same old cook-out menu?  Read on for three 'build your own' ideas which guarantee your celebrations will be fun, delicious, and won't leave you toiling in the kitchen for hours!

One of the best ways to feed a crowd (without too much stress on your part) is to create a 'build your own' bar featuring a charming array of different options.  

BONUS:  Have your guests bring something to contribute to the bar -- you never know the delicious combos that may emerge! 

1.  Build Your Own Sandwich Bar:  Grab some different breads or rolls, a couple of different meat products, an array of Wisconsin cheeses, some spring veggies like lettuce and radishes, and some special condiments and pickles and create a build your own sandwich bar.  Don't be afraid to experiment with some unique sandwich ingredients - apples, hakurei turnips, or even roasted sweet potatoes!  With the right combination of ingredients, you'll be sure to please all of your guests from young to mature.  

Looking for some sandwich ideas, check out these 50 best sandwiches!

2.  Build Your Own Taco Bar:  Be unconventional!  A taco bar is always a hit. Use your slow cooker to whip up some carnitas or shredded chicken. Stock up on salsa, fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, radishes, cheese, and of course, some locally-made tortillas. Grill up some green onions for a surprisingly delicious topping. Encourage your guests to bring other fun toppings. Maybe someone will surprise you with some rhubarb salsa

3.  Build Your Own Hot Dog or Brat Bar:  There is no need for this backyard BBQ staple to be boring!  The Market has many different options -- all-beef hot dogs, pork bratwursts, or turkey sausages. How about a bahn mi hot dog?  Or a Mexican hot dog? The options are literally endless.  Check out these ideas for inspiration.  Don't forget to grab some beet ketchup from Bushel and Peck's or jalapeno jelly from Land of O's to really add some flair to your outdoor eats!

Make your Market shopping list and get ready to ENJOY your Memorial Day weekend!