Traveled North and South On Old Man River. Savored the Best gumbo, crawfish at Tabasco Factory, shrimp on mouth of MS, but hands down Lawrence Staton had a deck on MS river near Greenville and Lake Village bridge. He would keep his catfish in a net off the dock and when company came all wouid sit right there as he would filet a fresh fish right out of the water. Right there he had a simple black kettle where mouth watering hush puppies ( with onions) French fries and catfish would flow until you could not walk so you stretched out on the dock and your ears were tuned for a passing barge! Choosing between his whole catfish dipped in egg and tossed with YELLOW cornmeal and filet dipped in egg and flour kept your taste buds dancing as catfish flipped their tail one last time to the tune of dancing waves against the dock . Throw a big pickle on the plate and sip real MS sweet tea as you waited for your catfish to come to the top of the boiling oil. Some memories makes your mouth water even now.
Harper’s Ferry Iowa
Fresh fish caught daily
Usually swimming when you get there, unless you call ahead and they will have it ready to go.
Smoked fish to die for, and sometimes sturgeon is on the menu.
Mississippi River Flavor Company is a veteran owned company located in Lake City, MN right on the Mississippi River. They are a Veteran-owened business specializing in delicious spice blends such as Sweet BBQ, Garlic Infusion and New York Style Pizza just to name a few. They also have dessert blends that add a lot of flavor to ice cream, oatmeal, etc. Their blends are all natural, vegan, gluten friendly and low calorie. Check them out at www.mississippiriverflavorcompany.com
The Oliver Kelly farm teaches how to use their seasonal harvests from their gardens. Today was a strawberry rhubarb sauce on top of the shortcake, the sauce was absolutely delicious and the shortcake was buttery and flaky. I got the recipe and I can’t wait to try it at home.
When You visit the farm lab kitchen at Oliver Kelly farm you are always in for a treat. They teach you how to use seasonal produce in fun unique ways. You are able to sample these great dishes, help cook them and take recipes home with you. You can also visit the historic farm and learn how to cook 1860 recipes.
La Crosse’s only farmer-run market and the region’s only high-end sustainable agriculture and arts market serving the community with local meats, vegetables, fruits, cheeses, breads, crafts, and more. Also music, art, and drama performers. New vendors are always welcome to join, as are local businesses, and community supporters.When: Fridays, 4:00PM – dusk; Saturdays 8AM – 1PM
Season: First Fri. in May to last Fri. in October; Second Sat. in May to last Sat. in October
Where: Cameron Park, downtown La Crosse
More information: (608) 433-6708
Farm-fresh goodness awaits you at Onalaska area’s excellent farmers markets. Meet local growers and sample the area’s incredible diversity of fruits, vegetables, artisan cheese, honey, herbs, flowers, and an ever-changing array of other seasonal products.
When: Sundays, 8:00AM – 1:00PM
Season: First Sun. in June to last Sun. in October
Where: Festival Foods Onalaska, Crossing Meadows Shopping Center, 1260 Crossing Meadows Dr., Onalaska