Food, Art, Music, and Dance:
It All Comes Together at Fondy Farmers Market
This weekend - Saturday, June 29 and Sunday, June 30 - is chock-full of great happenings at Fondy Farmers Market - from delicious, locally grown strawberries and greens to the athletic grace of Wild Space Dance Company to local artists displaying their talents. But first, the food. Locally Grown Food
This week, local farmers will be selling spring and early summer produce at Fondy Farmers Market. Below is a list of primary items being sold. (And as always, feel free to call our Market office at 414-933-8121
the day of for the most recent updates.) Veggies
: green garlic, garlic scapes, green onions, sugar snap peas, spring onions, radishes Greens
: butter leaf lettuce, beet, kale, Chinese mustard, collards, curly mustard, slick mustard, spinach, turnip Herbs
: basil, dill, mint, cilantro Fruits:
rhubarb, strawberries Flowers & Plants
: cut wildflowers, starter vegetable plants (tomatoes, greens, peppers) Prepared Food Vendors (Saturdays Only)
Corn Man, Egg Roll Lady, Hazel Johnson (cheesecake, deep-fried tilapia, fried chicken wings), Avia's Cakes, Debbie Jo's BBQ Craft & Specialty Vendors (Saturdays Only)
Miss Rose’s Watkins & More, Walnut Way Conservation Corp (honey, coffee, herbal teas and other herbal products), Craigland Farms (vegetables, frozen chicken, eggs, popping corn)
The Fondy Farmers Market is now open four days a week: Saturday 7 am - 3 pm; Sunday 8 am - 2 pm; Tuesday 8 am - 2 pm; and Thursday 8 am - 2 pm.
On Saturday, artist (and Fondy Farmers Market farmer) Paul Peck will be unveiling his sculpture "Biopoesis" at Fondy Farmers Market. "Biopoesis" will be affixed to the Market's roof and posts.
And on Sunday, June 30, local artists from the surrounding neighborhoods will be displaying their art at the Neighborhood Art Fair. The Fair takes place 11am-5 pm at Fondy Farmers Market.
All art activities are part of IN:SITE Milwaukee's "Art on Fond du Lac" initiative
. Click here
for more information on the entire weekend's schedule.
Come celebrate the kick-off of "Art on Fond du Lac" with a special performance by Wild Space Dance Company
, the North Division Boys & Girls Club, and the student dance company Swag Prep. Dance performances are at 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm at Fondy Farmers Market. Music at the Market
oy the electic, beautiful music of KT Rusch
this Saturday, June 29th 10am-noon at Fondy Farmers Market.
Music at the Market is sponsored by WMSE 91.7 FM Frontier Radio
and the Bert L. and Patricia S. Steigleder Charitable Trust.
Bert L. and Patricia S. Steigleder Charitable Trust
Seasonal Soul: A Celebration of Milwaukee's Food Traditions
Our first Seasonal Soul cooking demo is this Saturday, June 29th 10am-noon with Chef Duril White, CEO of New Manna Enterprises LLC.
Chef Duril will demonstrate how to prepare delicious ethnic foods with items available at Fondy Farmers Market.
Family Activity Booth
Milwaukee's Urban Underground will be offering nutrition education to families Saturday, June 29th from 9:30-11:00 am.
Note: Sponsorship opportunities are still available for Seasonal Soul and Family Activity Booth as well as for Haymarket Days (Sept. 7) and PumpkinFest (Oct. 26). If your business is interested in supporting healthy families and healthy communities by sponsoring one of these activities or events, please contact Nancy Ketchman, Director of Development and Communications, at or 414-562-2282.
2013 Fondy Farm Feast Tickets On Sale Now
Thank you to our 2013 Fondy Farm Feast sponsors:
If you missed last year's amazing Feast, make sure you grab tickets to this year's Feast. Guests enjoy a delicious multi-course meal prepared by Milwaukee's finest farm-to-table chefs, great music by local blues guitarists Matt Tyner and Rolf Wessel, and entertaining/tractor-led tours of the Fondy Farm.
Tickets are $100 per person and include cocktails, appetizers, a multi-course dinner, dessert, music, and tours of the Fondy Farm. The Feast takes place at the Fondy Farm, 821 County Highway P, Port Washington, WI 53004. The Feast benefits Fondy Food Center's programs: Fondy Farmers Market and Fondy Farm.
All guests receive a commemorative 2013 Feast glass. Dress is decidedly casual: jeans and boots are welcome! Dinner takes place under a large tent, so the event is held rain or shine. Tours of the Farm begin at 3:30 pm, with dinner served at 5:15 pm. The night's festivities end at twilight. Participating Chefs
Andy Tegnalia, owner/chef Lagniappe Brassiere
Bruce Evans, chef/instructor, MATC Culinary Arts Program
Jan Kelly, owner/chef, Meritage
Matt Post, chef, Alterra Baking Company,
Michelle Evans, executive chef, Northwestern Mutual Insurance Company, Milwaukee
Thi Cao, executive chef, Buckley's Restaurant and Bar
Nel Benton, owner/chef, The National
, Milwaukee Justin Johnson
, executive chef, Harvest Market, Watertown, WI
Yollande Tchoupi Deacon, owner/chef, Afro Fusion Cuisine For more information and to buy tickets, click here.
Ticket sales are going fast, with half of the tickets already sold without any promotion. So don't wait!
Thank you to our 2013 Fondy Farmers Market Season Sponsors:
Bert L. and Patricia S. Steigleder Charitable Trust
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