Farmers’ Market Lunch

Cow Cookies from Wisconsin

Cow Cookies from Wisconsin © 2008 Bo Mackison

Dane County Farmers’ Market was in full swing this morning. I came home with vine-ripened tomatoes, corn on the cob picked at dawn this morning, green and yellow and red peppers, eight different varietals of garlic, pumpkin bread, cheese bread, ostrich burgers, and a huge bouquet of lilies and calendula. But the highlight was the purchase of pumpkin blossoms. We dipped them in egg and seasoned flour, then fried them. To round out lunch, we had grilled cheese and tomato sandwiches followed by fresh peaches.

Summer eating at its best. I’m saving my dessert-half a cow cookie-for later.

About Bo Mackison

I'm a photographer, book-artist, traveler, naturalist, and creator of the Contemplative Creatives Journey, An Online Workshop and Community and Desert Wisdom Cards and Workshops. Though often not well known, I find the desert a welcoming place - a healing space. Its mysteries and gifts transformed me several years ago. Since that first encounter, I return again and again to fill my well in what most people think of as a desolate region. I'd love to share my desert discoveries and wisdom with you. Please subscribe to receive my five part mini email course The Gifts of the Desert. It's my gift to you.


  1. Now I am really hungry after reading of your feast. The cookies look great. I love fried okra and egg plant.

  2. Mmm, Mmm, good! Or should that be moo, moo, good?!

  3. The cow cookies are great!!! Sounds like a wonderful Farmer’s Market.

  4. Ostrich burgers!?

    The cow cookies are the cutest. This place sounds heavenly.

  5. Yum! Sounds wonderful! I really like those cow cookies! 🙂

  6. They are cool – I’m sure those cookies are yummie!
    And that Lunch – you just made me very very hungry!

  7. Cow cookies and Ostrich Burgers. Something seems out of place here. Aren’t burgers made of cow?

    Neat photo.

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