At farmers market, dietitian's mission is to cultivate health

Lisa Kingery, market and nutrition program manager for the Fondy Food Center, says her job is to improve the lives of those most underserved in the city.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel profiled Fondy staff member Lisa Kingery in this article by Anne Schamberg on June 22, 2006.

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The Fondy Beet - Vol. 4, Issue 12 June 28, 2013

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  Volume 4, Issue 12                                                                                                 June 28, 2013
2013 Market Hours & Dates

May 11 - June 15
Sat    Sun    Tues Thurs

June 22 - November 2
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Nov. 2 - Nov. 16
7-3 8-2*    

*Weather permitting. Please call Market office.

Beginning Saturday, June 22, the Market is open 4 days a week.

The Market's last day of the 2013 season is Saturday, November 16.

2200 W. Fond du Lac Ave.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
just north of North Ave.
Market phone:        414-933-8121
Administrative office: 414-562-2282

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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.

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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.

Art on Fond du Lac

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
Come enjKT Rauschoy 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.
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Seasonal Soul: A Celebration of Milwaukee's Food Traditions
duril whiteOur 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

Urban undergroundMilwaukee'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

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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, Milwaukee
Matt Post, chef, Alterra Baking Company, Milwaukee
Michelle Evans, executive chef, Northwestern Mutual Insurance Company, Milwaukee
Thi Cao, executive chef, Buckley's Restaurant and Bar, Milwaukee
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!

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Thank you to our 2013 Fondy Farm Feast sponsors:
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Thank you to our 2013 Fondy Farmers Market Season Sponsors:

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Bert L. and Patricia S. Steigleder Charitable Trust

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For a general overview of local produce availability and to better plan your season, check out our Seasonal Food Guide.
Fondy Food Center connects Greater Milwaukee to local, fresh food – from farm to table.
We do this through…
  • Support of small-scale Wisconsin farmers to secure the supply of fresh food to Milwaukee. 
  • Cooking-based nutrition education for youth and adults.
  • The historic Haymarket tradition filling the need for fresh, locally grown food in Milwaukee’s Northside neighborhoods.
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