2200 W. Fond du Lac Ave.
just north of North Ave.
2014 Market Hours & Dates
May 10 - June 14
June 21 - November 2
November 8 - November 23
Beginning Saturday, June 21, the Market is open 4 days a week.
The Market's last day of the 2014 season is Sunday, November 23.*
*Weather permitting. Please call Market office.
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Bountiful Spring Harvest This Saturday
at Fondy Farmers Market
Come to Fondy Farmers Market this Saturday, June 7th 9am-noon for a bountiful selection of fresh, delicious, locally grown spring vegetables. Here is a partial list of what will be available Saturday. As always, please call the market office at 414-861-2206 during market hours for more information about what's available that day. (Photos above and below taken by Young Kim at Fondy Farmers Market May 31, 2014.) Herbs Calendula
Mark Your Calendar: Fondy's Opening Day Celebration and 7th Annual BBQ Cook-off, Saturday, June 21
Lemon Balm Lovage
Asparagus Leeks Lettuce (leaf) Mustard Greens Onions (green) Rhubarb (yes, a vegetable!)
Spinach Starter Plants*
Vegetables: Cabbage, Collard, Peppers, and more
Herbs: Basil, Cilantro, Parsley, Sage, and more
Flowers: Marigolds, Geraniums, and many more
*Yes, you can use your FoodShare EBT/Quest card to buy starter vegetable and herb plants...but sorry, not flower plants. Go to Fondy's Info. Booth to learn how.
It's time to celebrate the return of all things fresh, local, and delicious at Fondy Farmers Market Opening Day Celebration & 7th Annual BBQ. June 21st also is the start of the market's switch to a four-day a week schedule: Saturdays 7am-3pm and Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays 8am-2pm.
But let's get back to that Celebration: Local youth fusion/cover band Skai Band will kick off the day's festivities at 9 am with a moving rendition of the National Anthem, followed by two more sets. Buggy Whip Farms will be at the market 10am-1pm with their ever popular baby animal petting zoo. Plus, we'll have facepainting and other entertainment 10am-noon. All activities are free and open to the public.
And then there's the 7th Annual BBQ Cook-off in which local residents and cooks will compete against each other in two categories - pork ribs and chicken - to see who will be Milwaukee's next BBQ king or queen. 1st place winners (in each category) receive $400 and a big trophy; 2nd place winners (in each category) receive $100. A panel of celebrity judges will select the winner, including:
BBQ Entries Still Being Accepted...But Act Fast!
There is still room for more BBQ contestants, but act soon as spots are filling quickly. For more information and to register, click here or call 414-562-2282 or email . Entry fee is only $10! The event is open to everyone - from neighborhood residents to local chefs.
We're looking for about 10-15 volunteers to help manage the baby animal petting zoo and assist with facepainting on Saturday, June 21st between 9am-1 pm. This is a great team volunteer opportunity! If you or your organization, workplace, or school is interested in volunteering, please contact Nancy Ketchman at or call 414-562-2282 for more information.
2014 Community Partners & Events
Thank you to our 2014 Community Partners for their support and volunteer participation with Fondy Food Center. Please be sure to visit MKEfoodies.com and sign up to be the first to know about their incredible events.
Mark your calendar for Wednesday, July 23rd when Fondy's 2014 Community Partner FUEL Milwaukee, along with Social X, hosts a Purely Social event 6-9 pm at the Milwaukee Sail Loft, 649 E. Erie Street, Milwaukee. The event highlights Fondy's partnership with FUEL Milwaukee. The event is free, but please RSVP to ensure enough food is ordered! Click here for more information on the July 23rd event. Click here for a list of other upcoming events sponsored by our other 2014 Community Partner FUEL Milwaukee,
Fondy SOULbration: Food, Fun, and Fondy
The Fondy SOULbration only gets better, with delicious food provided by Amilinda Restaurant, Mader's, Wisconsin Cheese Mart, Rocket Baby Bakery, Clock Shadow Creamery, and Outpost Natural Foods. The SOULbration also features live music by the amazing blues guitarist Matt Tyner and the silky Latin jazz of Darele Bisquerra, so you are guaranteed to have a great time!
Buy your tickets today and receive a FREE parking voucher to the parking garage across the street from Best Place, courtesy of Zilber Property Group. Tickets are $20/advance and $25 at the door. All ages are welcome. Click here to read more and buy tickets.
Want to Promote Your Business? Donate a Raffle Item!
The Fondy SOULbration includes a raffle item with lots of great local items, from hotel stays to restaurant certificates and more! If you want to promote your business to a Milwaukee-lovin' group of foodies who are huge patrons of the local arts scene, restaurants, and businesses (like beauty salons, clothing stores, etc.), then this is THE place to be! Click here for a raffle donation form.
Thank you to the following businesses (partial list!) who've already donated a raffle item to the Fondy SOULbration:
Donate a raffle item today and we'll help promote your business!
Stay Connected with Fondy
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For a general overview of local produce availability and to better plan your season, check out our Seasonal Food Guide.