Welcome! The Fondy Food Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based on Milwaukee, Wisconsin's Near North Side. Fondy is involved from the farm to the fork in rebuilding, renewing, and strengthening Southeast Wisconsin's food system - a strategy that helps farmers grow high quality foods while earning family-supporting wages, and enables residents to discover or rediscover the best local produce that our region has to offer. Fondy creates healthy farmers, healthy food, and healthy people.
The Fondy Food Center runs the Fondy Farmers Market located at the corner of 22nd and Fond du Lac Avenue, just one block north of North Avenue. Open four days per week during the growing season and home to over 29 farmers and vendors, it is one of the largest producer-only outdoor markets in the area.
A vibrant and trusted community resource, the Fondy Farmers Market serves as the springboard for Fondy's other programs, which include:
- Seasonal Soul: A Celebration of Milwaukee's Food Traditions is a live cooking demonstration workshop that features locally-grown and seasonal ingredients found at the market. Previously, Seasonal Soul was called "Taste the Season." Prior episodes of Taste the Season can be viewed here.
- Family Activity Booth (FAB) is an interactive arts program that takes place every Saturday during the summer and fall between 9am-noon. FAB instructors celebrate the relationship between food, fitness, and the arts through creative projects. FAB activities are free and open to all shoppers, ages 1-99.
- The Fondy Farm Project works to build a secure, economically viable farm cooperative for small-scale, local immigrant and limited resource farmers that will provide fresh food for the people residing on Milwaukee's North side.