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The August market, a/k/a "Family Night," was a busy place!

Gundersen Boscobel hosted a Family Night at the Weekday Boscobel Farmer's Market on Wednesday, August 9. With the produce hitting its peak harvesting season, the vendors had a wide assortment of fresh vegetables, fruits, baked goods and much more! Entertainment at this month's weekday market was provided by Shine Power Studio & Gym, who built a stage in the street for their dancers and gymnasts to perform starting at 5:30 p.m. The venue created a fun atmosphere for the kids to showcase their talents while the market continued throughout.

At the Gundersen Boscobel tables, Registered Dietitian Chris Swan provided three food demonstrations featuring recipes that could made with market produce. Chris made Zucchini Lasagna, Summer Salsa and Zucchini Meatballs, all of which received rave reviews. Gundersen Health System's "Hydration Van" was also on site, offering some ambiance and free water to market-goers promoting Gundersen's "Feel Great. Hydrate!" campaign, which encourages people to drink 64 ounces of watch each day.

A new activity this month to the market was a kids' craft. Kids were able to make a felt flower bouquet offering something special they made that they could take home. Another crowd favorite was the appearance of "Gunder," Gundersen Boscobel's new teddy bear mascot for Gundersen Boscobel. Though only his third official appearance, Gunder is quickly becoming a member of the GBAHC family. Continuing with the family theme, Cheeky Monkey face painting joined the festivities and did several of their intricate designs on willing kids of all ages.

"The family focus was always part of the Farmer's Market's mission, but the newest additions to the weekday event have continued to grow it into a festive, family-friendly environment," explains Eric Swan, Gundersen Boscobel's Director of Community Relations. "We are making plans for the September weekday market on Wednesday, September 13 and hope to have similar fun entertainment and activities for the whole family, and as always, fresh produce, meats, eggs, bakery items, and much more!"

For more information on weekday Farmers Market contact Eric Swan at (608) 375-6300 or Gina Goss at (608) 375-4117.

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