2013 Market Hours & Dates
May 11 - June 15
June 22 - November 2
Nov. 2 - Nov. 16
*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.
just north of North Ave.
Market phone: 414-933-8121
Administrative office: 414-562-2282
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Share Your Passions with Fondy
Fondy's revamped Saturday programming at Fondy Farmers Market will be drawing on the passion and expertise of the Fondy community. In other words, we want you! Fondy is looking for local artists, craftspeople, musicians, chefs, caterers, and fitness instructors who would like to share their passion for a healthy, artistic life with Fondy shoppers.
Below are descriptions of what we're seeking. If you're interested, or know someone who'd be a perfect fit, please call or email Antonio Butts, Fondy Farmers Market Director. He can be reached at 414-562-2282 (office), 414-861-2206 (cell), or email:
. We have some great ideas, but want to hear yours! Contact us today to get on the 2013 schedule.
- Seasonal Soul: A Celebration of Milwaukee's Food Traditions
Seasonal Soul presenters demonstrate how to modify favorite recipes - using fresh, seasonal ingredients available from Fondy vendors - into easy-to-prepare, heart-healthy but still delicious dishes. Presenters should be experienced chefs or cooks eager to share their enthusiasm for healthy foods, answer questions, and share their recipes.
Seasonal Soul takes place every Saturday, beginning June 29, at Fondy Farmers Market, between 10am-noon. However, chefs will be required to be at the Market earlier for set-up and coordination with Market staff. A stipend is provided for materials. Chefs also have an opportunity to promote their business with business cards and brochures.
There will be five series within Seasonal Soul. If interested, please indicate which series and Saturday(s) is of most interest to you.
- Community Cooks (1st Saturdays, starting July 6);
- Quick & Easy Family Friendly Healthy Meals (2nd Saturdays, starting July 13);
- New Soul Cooking (3rd Saturdays, starting July 20th);
- Raw Foods & Juicing (4th Saturdays, starting July 27th); and
- Ethnic Food (5th Saturdays, starting June 29).
- Family Activity Booth (FAB)
op leaders show how to integrate good nutrition, healthy eating, physical fitness, and the arts through entertaining, hands-on activities. FAB welcome shoppers of all ages to have fun and learn a new skill every Saturday at the Market, beginning June 29th, between 9 am and noon.
FAB instructors should be enthusiastic, knowledgable artists, performers, or fitness instructors with the ability to work with people of all ages on fun projects that promote healthy nutrition and lifestyles with the arts or fitness. A stipend is provided for all materials. Instructors a
lso have an opportunity to promote their business with business cards and brochures.
There are five series within FAB. If interested, please indicate which series and Saturday(s) are of most interest to you.
- Art (1st Saturdays, starting July 6);
- Physical Activity (2nd Saturdays, starting July 13);
- Music (3rd Saturdays, starting July 20);
- Crafts (4th Saturdays, starting July 27); and
- Performance Arts (5th Saturdays, starting June 29).
Fondy's Music at the Market is the secret behind the Market's cool Saturday vibes. Every Saturday, beginning June 29th, local musicians and singers entertain Fondy shoppers between 10am and noon. Fondy features Milwaukee's best local musicians who play everything from jazz and blues to world music and gospel. Musicians performing Saturdays at the Market receive payment for their performance.
A Welcome and a Goodbye
We are also
recruiting musicians, dancers, and singers to perform at Fondy's special events, including the Opening Day Celebration on June 22nd, Haymarket Days on September 7th, and our newest event - PumpkinFest - October 26 (4-7 pm). These are also paid appearances. Call to see what dates are available.
Fondy Food Center welcomed four new members to our Board of Directors and sadly bid adieu to two long-time board members. Leaving the Board due to other commitments are Jacqueline Ward, Managing Director of the North Avenue Fond du Lac Marketplace Bid 32, and Jill Denson, MSW, Director of Social Work at Milwaukee Health Services. Thank you Jacqueline and Jill for your years of dedication and support of Fondy's mission of connecting Greater Milwaukee to local, fresh food - from farm to table. You will be missed!
On the flip side, we want to welcome four new board members, all of whom share a passion for making fresh, locally grown produce accessible to all families in Milwaukee and supporting local farmers. Please join us in welcoming:
- David Frazer, MPH, Public Health Research and Program Manager, UW School of Medicine and Public Health's Center for Urban Population Health
- Sophie Kramer, MD, internist, Columbia-St. Mary's Community Physicians
- Scott McFadden, President and CEO, The Lutheran Home and Harwood Place
- Monica Zimmer, Director, Global Public Relations, Johnson Controls' Building Efficiency division.
Call for Local Artists
A quick reminder that IN:SITE Milwaukee is sponsoring a juried Cortney Heimerl
- North: Sherman Park, Metcalfe Park, Walnut Way, Lindsay Heights, Johnsons Park
- South: Lincoln Village, Baran Park
- East: Riverwest, Harambee
- West: Washington Park, West End Vliet St., Washington Heights
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For a general overview of local produce availability and to better plan your season, check out our Seasonal Food Guide.