Today is the day: It’s Saturday. Morning has come. I disappear out the door with only one thing on my mind. Duck eggs, and there is only one place in possibly the entire state of Delaware that I can get duck eggs with any amount of ease and regularity
Milford is home to the Fat Cat Farms stand every Saturday morning from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.. 2019 is there first year at the market, and when I first saw them there with their duck eggs, cookies, and homemade english muffins, I knew immediately that they deserved my support.
One of the strongest memories I have of farmer’s markets comes from the namesake of this blog, Bloomington-Normal in Illinois, where I first bought a carton of duck eggs. I no longer lived there, but the eggs traveled well after a visit to my husband’s grandparents to our home back in Iowa. We ate them with delight, and every time I crack the shell of an egg from Fat Cat Farms, I am briefly transported to better times.
They recognize us every week. They remember everything we discussed that day while we made our purchases and ask about it when we show up the following week. It helps, of course, that they are right there at the street side of the market, but we stop there first every single week.
With Sweet Tia’s Bakery and the Cheese Board no longer attending the Milford Farmer’s Market, we saw very few familiar faces this year. To create familiarity with a brand new stand helps with the loss of our two favorites from the 2018 season. For every weekend we are in Milford, we’ll be right there at Fat Cat Farms for our eggs and muffins.
But they have more than that! With the growing season hitting a peak, you can find heirloom tomatoes and peppers alongside the variety of baked goods they bring for their stand. My husband is the largest critic of tomatoes, so I have to miss out on this very special time in the growing season, but I know from the quality of everything else on the table that those tomatoes are something special.
You can visit Fat Cat Farms on their facebook page and find them every Saturday in downtown Milford, DE from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. until the end of season. Let them know Eating Normal sent you!
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