The Best Part about Thursdays

By Shelby Rowe Moyer | Photography by Holly Leitner

“It’s unbelievable,” says Sean Payne of The Garlic Underground’s black garlic. It’s so good you can fry it up on the grill with a little olive oil and eat it all by itself.

That’s the beauty of the farmers market. It makes space for things you might never find otherwise, with the growers themselves right there to answer questions.

Payne, manager of the newly renamed Horticultural Hall’s Farmer’s Market in Lake Geneva, says the Thursday market is in full-swing with roughly 45 vendors of all varieties — from flowers to fresh produce to food fare that is ready to eat.

Aside from a delay in opening, the market has been minimally impacted by COVID-19. A walking route that easily moves visitors through the market is displayed on-site and hand sanitizing stations are available.

The market runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Thursday, now until Oct. 29.

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