NEW Events! September – October ‘Events on the Hill’ Calender

The fall season is here and so are great events from HCM and the other businesses here ‘On the Hill’ to celebrate! We have events planned for the months of September and October to help you enjoy everything there is to love about fall. Need something to do after you drop the kids off at school? Join us for a Fall Container or Wood Burning Workshop and give yourself some deserved relaxation and creative time. Enjoy new events like our Classic Cocktail Tasting and when you’re ready to get the family together, come celebrate Apple Fest and Harvest Fest with us.

We’d love to have you join us!

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Events listed above include those hosted at Breezy Hill Nursery, Hill Country Market, WildRoots Salon & Studio and Turning Leaf Acupuncture.

All businesses located at 7510 & 7530 288th Ave. Salem, WI 53168.

If an event asks for pre-registration, please do so as some events have limited space or require custom preparation.

For Breezy Hill Nursery events call 262-537-2111 (sign up with the Garden Center)

For Hill Country Market events call 262-537-4867

For WildRoots Salon & Studio or Turning Leaf Acupuncture events call 262-586-0199

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New! July – August ‘Events on the Hill’

Ready to enjoy the summer weather? We’re here to help with a fantastic lineup of events. Don’t miss out on delicious wine tastings with appetizers, colorful floral container workshops, outdoor yoga sessions and more. Take a look and find just what you need to relax and savor your summer.

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We look forward to seeing you at one (or several), of our ‘Events on the Hill’! Don’t forget, if one of the above events requires pre-registration, please do so before the event date as it often means we have food or materials to prepare per guest or limited spacing for the event.

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New! November – December Calendar of Events

We’ve officially rolled back around to the holidays and it happened so fast! It can be an overwhelming time of year. Just know that Hill Country Market and the other businesses here on ‘the hill’ are here to help. We have some great events coming up to give you something fun and relaxing to do as the cold winter months and warm times with family and friends arrive.

Keep your hands busy and mind active by joining one of Breezy Hill Nursery’s, Holiday Container Workshops. Attend our Holiday Sparkle Event for a night of holiday decor and demos from Breezy Hill Nursery and a wine tasting with appetizers from Hill Country Market. Or, learn beauty and stress reduction tips from WildRoots Salon & Studio and Turning Leaf Acupuncture. There are plenty more events like these to join. So, grab some friends and family and make every day great this holiday season.

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*Some of these events ask for pre-registration. Please call or stop in to sign up 24 hours prior to the event. These events often have materials, food, wine or other items that will need to be prepared per guest.

Don’t forget to let Hill Country Market help you with the holidays. We have delicious, quality foods available for your holiday parties and gatherings. Order your holiday meats like turkey, ham and prime rib roast. Pick up some delicious house-made deli salads or baked goods to top off your meal.

Plus, find tasty treats to wow your guests. A great place to start is our wide selection of cheese. It makes creating a unique and beautiful cheese plate a breeze. And don’t forget drinks. Choose the perfect beverage for your event from our great selection of wine, beer and craft beer.

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Upcoming HCM Event: Dress-Up Tea Party

We know it’s a busy time of year. That’s why it’s all the more important to take a breather and do something to relax. This Sunday, August 30th at 4:00pm, Hill Country Market is hosting a Dress-Up Tea Party. Wear your best tea time outfit from any era and enjoy an afternoon tea with tea time foods. This event will also be hosted by Sam, our neighbor from Turning Leaf Acupuncture. Sam will be discussing some of the many health benefits of the teas you’ll get to enjoy at the event.

Bring along your friends, dress to impress and chat over tea on our patio. We’d love to see some beautiful hats and other fun tea time outfits!

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This event is $12/person. Please, pre-register so we can be sure to have enough lovely antique tea cups and delicious tea time treats ready for you.

This is an outdoor event on our patio. In the case of inclement weather we will move indoors or a ‘rain day’ will be arranged.

Come have a fun day out before the busy, upcoming Labor Day Weekend. We’d love to have you join us!

Call us at 262-537-4867 to sign up today. Sign up ends on Friday, August 28th at 12pm.

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California Dreaming: August Cheese and Wine of the Month

With all the sunny weather we’ve had lately, it makes all of us Wisconsinites feel like we’re in California. We’ve been enjoying lovely warm and sunny weather, delicious summertime foods and fresh produce, palm trees…ok, maybe not palm trees. But still, it’s been an uplifting week of weather. So, it’s only natural that we picked our cheese and wine of the month to fit the Californian mood.

(And don’t worry. While this cheese is pretty great, we all know that Wisconsin cheese is still king.)

Cheese of the Month:

Vella Cheese Co. Dry Monterey Jack Cheese

Vella’s award-winning Dry Monterey Jack Cheese is made like a fresh Monterey Jack and aged another 7-10 months. This balanced and mild cheese is suitable for a variety of uses and pairs well with both red and white wines (however, we’d like to recommend a delicious Pinot Noir). With a firm texture, pale yellow coloring and a sweet nutty flavor, it’s perfect for shredding over pasta or tacos or slicing up for a fantastic grilled cheese sandwich. Of course, it also makes for a great eating cheese with a glass of wine.

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Wine of the Month:

Pennywise, Pinot Noir, 2012

This deep ruby-hued wine offers rich aromas of rose petal, fresh-baked blueberry pie, wild cherry and toasted cedar. At first taste, a bit of tartness, which then mellows out to the taste of vanilla, French oak, wild huckleberry and toasted marshmallow. Ultimately, this wine wraps up with a playful balance of the flavors. Pennywise Pinot Noir’s rich flavor is perfect for winding down on a summer evening. Our recommendation: Pair with a Dry Monterey Jack grilled cheese sandwich topped with fruit preserves.

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Pick up our cheese and wine of the month and enjoy them for yourself! After all, now is the time to relax in the sun on your patio and chill out, man.

*Please drink Wine of the Month responsibly.

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Love cheese? Then don’t miss our FREE Cheese Tasting on Saturday, August 8th from 10:30 am – 1:00 pm! Sample cheese from around the world that can be found in our great selection of cheeses at HCM. Discover something new so you can impress your guests at your next party with a fantastic and classy cheese plate.

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May Cheese and Wine of the Month

The weather is certainly warming up and we’re about to jump into summer, which means more time with friends and family to enjoy the outdoors and great food. If you’re looking for some delicious picks to bring to your next party, cookout, or just to enjoy on your patio, (warm sunshine, a cat or dog around, a candle lit, a bottle of wine and a delicious cheese to pair. Man, we love summer!), give our May cheese and wine of the month a try. Both this month’s cheese and wine have hints of the sea, which are sure to remind you of being on a beach far, far away.

May Cheese of the Month:

SeaHive, by Beehive Cheese Co.

This award-winning cheese is true to its name. Hand-rubbed with honey and sea salt, this delicious treat of a cheese is one you’re sure to enjoy. SeaHive’s flavors are well-balanced and made from the milk of Jersey cows in Northern Utah. Enjoy this smooth, creamy cheese with hoppy ales or a fruity white wine. SeaHive is now available in our cheese section.

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May Wine of the Month:

SeaGlass Riesling 2012

SeaGlass Riesling is deliciously balanced with sweet fruit flavors and floral aromas. This soft Riesling features hints of peach, pear and honey. Enjoy this west coast wine with seafood such as lobster and smoked salmon. It can also be paired well with spicy Asian dishes or ribs, as well as blue cheese. You can find SeaGlass Riesling in our wine section.

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These delicious picks of the month are available in-store now. Bring them home to enjoy with friends and family or as you relax after work.

Please drink wine of the month responsibly.

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Meet Chef Kate

Utensils_FormHill Country Market not only features a market with a unique selection of local, gluten free, and organic products, but also a deli/kitchen that creates delicious lunches every day. From tasty sandwiches, wraps and salads to custom-cut steaks and fresh deli salads, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Our wonderful kitchen staff is lead by kitchen manager, Chef Kate. Kate has a wealth of cooking experience and she’s ready to have us share some of her best cooking tips here on our blog. But before we do, we thought you might like to get to know her better.

Here’s a bit more about Kate’s background and how she came to join us at HCM:

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Kate Coronado, the chef and manager of Hill Country Market’s kitchen, has been a part of the company since April, 2014. During her high school years, Kate developed an interest in cooking through her Home Economics class where they focused mainly on different areas of culinary arts. From there she has worked in many different restaurants starting from the front of the house, leading to the back of the house.

After many years of married life and being a stay-at-home mom, she finally decided that it was time to attend a french culinary school and achieve her degree. Since her graduation, she has worked at many fine establishments starting in the banquet kitchens of hotels, to fine dining and casual restaurants, and then gradually arriving at Hill Country Market as their chef.

Chef Kate emphasizes using fresh ingredients in her cooking. She also helps provide catering for corporate and private events, holiday parties, and for their monthly wine tasting events.

From her interest in cooking to managing a kitchen, Kate has come a long way to becoming what she has always desired. A Chef.

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Stay tuned for helpful cooking tips from the experienced Chef Kate, right here on our blog.

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April Cheese & Wine of the Month

With the weather quickly warming up, we think it’s time for your food to as well. This month, we’ve selected a cheese and wine with warm coloring, flavors and excellent quality. Take a look and inspire your taste buds this April.

This month’s cheese pick is from Moondarra Cheese. Moondarra is an Australian based company known for quality, fresh ingredients and innovative flavored cheeses. Their honey and pistachio cheese is no exception. This quality cheese is rolled in honey and covered in pistachio. With a smooth, creamy texture, it’s the perfect spreadable cheese for a party or gathering.

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Looking for a spin on traditional wine? Try our wine of the month, Sweet Pea Apple Wine. This wine is a refreshing detour from traditional grape wines. With the fresh taste of Washington apples, natural peach and hints of blackberries and strawberries, Sweet Pea features a crisp and clean finish, similar to a Riesling. It’s the perfect kick-off to spring and the upcoming summer. Grab this light and fruity wine, some friends, and enjoy a relaxing evening on the patio.

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April Beer of the Month

This month’s beer is an award-winning I.P.A. brought to you from Dark Horse Brewing Co. Located in Marshall, Michigan, Dark Horse Brewing Co. not only produces downright great quality beer, they work hard and have fun doing so. With unique labels and a straightforward approach to their beer, it’s certainly worth a taste.

Crooked Tree India Pale Ale

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Stop in and pick up our beer of the month, Crooked Tree India Pale Ale, today.

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