As August is upon Southeastern Wisconsin, the fruits of the land are starting to become available in the West Bend area. One of the wonderful things about this part of Wisconsin is that surrounding Hidden Serenity Bed and Breakfast is some of the richest farmland in the state.
The clean and abundant rains of this summer are producing a bumper crop of large, tasty vegetables at area farm stands. Typically you are able to buy whatever happens to be in season at the farm stands, but corn, beans, peas, kohlrabi, and radishes are common vegetables. Honeydew, peaches and Cantaloupe are the most common fruits. The quality and sweetness of a fresh cantaloupe melon can often be determined by the smell and when you get them at their best they are almost like eating candy that’s good for you! Later into fall, butternut, acorn and many other varieties of squash become abundant at the stands along with potatoes.
Searching for countryside farm stands is a tradition for many people in Southeastern Wisconsin. Driving through the country will result in the most unique stands and the freshest produce. Produce stands are frequently worked by the farmers or their children who are very knowledgeable of the produce you are buying. However, some of them are also self-service stands where you pay for your produce on the “honor system” using exact change (or round up a little) put into a box in exchange for your tasty treats. It is more of an easy-going experience than a typical shopping trip to the store as you can’t always plan where the next stand will be.
Farm stands are set up in rural areas surrounding West Bend for those who are willing to explore the beautiful countryside. Whether you opt for the hunt or decide to just relax at Hidden Serenity Bed and Breakfast you will be able to enjoy some of those tasty treats of nature right here at our romantic bed and breakfast. Fresh fruits and vegetables are a staple of our delicious breakfasts. Hot-out-of-the-oven zucchini bread, blueberry muffins or Chris’s famous omelets loaded with “yum” are common items at our table. This is the best time to enjoy the freshness of nature!