Fall arrived in a rush this past week, and with it came the cool mornings I have been waiting for for weeks now. I woke up on Saturday morning ready to face the day and the inaugural Oktoberfest over at Revolution Market. The staff and vendors at Revolution have been some of my greatest supporters, hitting that like button for me at many opportunities. Who would I be if I didn’t set aside the time to visit an event that showed so much promise and brought together so many great vendors from across our Green Bay Community?
This event also presented itself as an opportunity to fill up my entire fridge with local goods where I have mostly stopped myself at my limit at the morning farmer’s markets for the last few weeks. We love the resident vendors of Revolution Market, and I was very excited to meet some new folks at Oktoberfest.
Some of these vendors we’ll discuss in their own separate articles as we spent a lot of time with them during the event, and their food deserves their own highlights. I had no idea what to expect when I showed up at the lot. The interior of Revolution was too small in my head to fit every single vendor that their facebook marketing promised, so I figured there would be parking lot spill over.
There was indeed parking lot spill over. We parked along the street at the apartment complex just down the street from the market and made our way in to see for ourselves just exactly what was going on inside. The Captain Quesadilla Co. truck was set up in the parking lot front and center, and not too far off was the pumpkin patch provided by Produce with Purpose. This was also the debut first day of the new Revolution Market Residents, Souper Day, which we have prepared a separate review for to highlight the new addition to the market. You’ll see something for both Captain Quesadilla Co, and Souper Day shortly.
I’ve ate cupcakes from all over the country, and let me tell you, the chocolate frosting on top of that caramel lovers’ cupcake was the smoothest I ever had. The little knob of caramel hidden beneath the frosting inside a little tunnel within the cupcake was a pleasant surprise. Plus, the ladies at the stand that day were super sweet and seemed to be having a great time at the event. What a treat for later in the afternoon!
Bountiful Boards, a longtime resident of the Revolution Market, had their cheese case open for purchasing individual cheeses out of during the visit. My husband and I were very excited to find that a favorite cheese from our time in Delaware was in stock. We loved the Purple Haze goat cheese, and we brought home a round of that too for our enjoyment. It was a tasty blast from the past for us while we sat down for the Ohio State game later that night.
Bountiful Boards is also taking Thanksgiving Charcuterie board orders now, and you can find details for that on their facebook page. Their cheese case alone is reason enough to consider outsourcing that extra work on America’s biggest food holiday to the professionals. They’ve got a great assortment that’ll wow your guests.
Outside, face painting and balloon animals were getting ready for the families that slowly started to arrive while my husband and I were doing our shopping with the vendors. We left before it all got going since we don’t have kids, and it was time to get home with our goods from the vendors on site. Produce with Purpose will keep us going for the rest of the week with our local goods and top off what we got at the farmer’s market earlier that day.
While our farmer’s markets are coming to a close, Produce With Purpose won’t be closing their doors to the public anytime soon. You can still get your hands on a delicious local goods on the weekends if the winter markets that start up next week are outside of your capabilities. They also have delivery in town every week so you don’t even have to go out your door on a cold winter's day.
We’re so proud of how far the Revolution Market has come in the last year. We look forward to many more years of these fun events, and maybe a day will come where we’ll be taking a little one in to get their face painted and have a balloon animal made for them on a cold October morning. Here’s to many more years, guys!
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