Farmers Market Date + the BEST French Strawberry Cake

Last week, Brady and I decided to head over to Munising and check out their Farmers Market! I always love going to the Marquette one, but I wanted to try something new. It’s actually open on Tuesdays, which meant that we got to take a little weekday break to check it out… plus, it didn’t interfere with the Marquette market on Saturday!

The Market

When we got there, there was a little community band playing in the park – it was so cute!



There were lots of little booths filled with cinnamon rolls, cupcakes, and chocolate breads. Brady has the biggest sweet tooth, so obviously he was in heaven! We picked up this giant cookie that was bigger than our faces. I also grabbed some fresh strawberries. I wanted to make a breakfast cake and have a little picnic the next morning before work, so I thought these would be perfect.



*This post is sponsored by the Michigan Farmers Market Association. All opinions are my own.*



My favorite part about this market, though, is that it sits right on Lake Superior! Since the drive there is longer than normal, we decided to stay for a while by the water and munch away at our cookie. It was the perfect mini-date.



French Strawberry Cake

Since the strawberries we got were so fresh, I wanted to use them up right away.  I found this French Strawberry Cake recipe on Pinterest, and I cannot tell you how good it was! Once it was cut into, the whole thing was gone by the end of the day. (Struggles of living with a big family!)

Quick tip: Wash your strawberries only just before you plan on preparing them! Rinsing produce too long before it’s used/eaten just lets it sit in moisture, where bacteria loves to grow.

I had initially planned to take the cake, along with some breakfast, out on a picnic. However, in true Michigan fashion, it rained for three days straight. On the third morning, I gave up on my outdoor picnic dreams, and we improvised.

The result: a perfect, mosquito-free, living room date.



If you get the chance to try this recipe, do it! Everyone loved it so much, I made a second one a few days later. To be honest, though, it disappeared a lot quicker when it was prepared with the fresh strawberries. There’s something about it that was TOO good.

If you don’t know whether there’s a market near you to pick up fresh strawberries, check out this map to find one!

P.S. It’s Louis approved.

Thank you so much for reading! If you want recipes like the one from this post, try signing up for this shopper newsletter! It’s run by the Farmers Market Association, and you get weekly emails of recipes and info on markets near you. All for free! 🙂



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