The Fondy Beet - Saturday, July 30th at Fondy
This Saturday at Fondy
Taste the Season: Swiss Chard w/ Mushrooms
Taste the Season takes place Saturdays, 9am - noon
Ms. Zakiya Courtney, runner up in the 2009 Greens Throw-down, will share her recipe for Swiss chard with mushrooms. Stop by for a sample and cooking advice from this award-winning cook.
Youth Booth: Where's My Food?
Youth Booth takes place Saturdays, 9am - noon
Kids, stop by the Youth Booth to find your favorite fruits and veggies hidden in pictures, similar to the world-famous Highlights Hidden Pictures game.
Music at the Market: Polyester Playboys
Enjoy hot jazz from the Polyester Playboys from 10:30am - 12:30pm this Saturday. Specializing in the New Orleans Brass Band tradition, the band plays music from old masters such as Louis Armstrong and Sidney Bechet as well as contemporary funk from the likes of the Olympia Brass Band and the Rebirth Brass Band. Check them out on Myspace and become a fan on Facebook.
Thank you to Seaway Bank and Trust Company, one of our generous Music at the Market sponsors, for making this performance possible.
News & Announcements
Congratulations to Fondy's
Fourth Annual Greens Throw-down Winners!
Nine contestants competed last Saturday, July 23rd in Fondy's 4th annual Greens Throw-down. New this year was revised judging protocol giving more weight to recipes showcasing originality. This might account for the surprising amount of vegetarian entries - six were vegetarian. Recipes ran the gamut from vegan to traditional Southern. In the end, both first and second place winners cooked up traditional Southern greens. In an upset victory Barton Clark beat out three-time champion Joyce Lee to place first. Ms. Lee followed only one point behind as the runner-up.
Third Annual Breastfeeding Awareness Walk Comes to Fondy on Saturday, August 6th
Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week on Saturday, August 6th. Join the Milwaukee County Breastfeeding Coalition's 3rd annual Breastfeeding Awareness Walk to promote, protect and support breastfeeding - baby's first slow food.
The 1.8 mile walk begins at Aurora Sinai at 9am, stops at Alice's Garden, and culminates at Fondy Farmers Market, where there will be local food samples and refreshments, children's activities, guest speakers, a free t-shirt and reusable bag, and the opportunity to browse and purchase fresh, affordable, locally grown produce.
The walk is free and open to the public. Register online or in person the day of the walk at 8am. Walk begins at 9am at Aurora Sinai Medical Center's Milwaukee Heart Institute, 960 N. 12th Street. There is a free bus shuttle after the walk.
For more information, view the event flyer. And, be sure to "Like" Milwaukee County Breastfeeding Coalition on Facebook.
What's in Season?
What you can expect to find at market this week.
Plentiful (weather willing)
Veggies: snap beans (green, wax, Romano), beets (Chioggia, golden, red), cabbage, Napa cabbage, carrots (orange, yellow), chili peppers (banana, Jalapeno, Thai), cucumbers (pickling, slicing), garlic (red, white), garlic flower, kohlrabi (green, red), leaf lettuce (green, red, Romaine), onions (red, white, yellow), spring onions, onion sprouts, sugar snap peas, snow peas, baby potatoes (red, white), fingerling potatoes, radishes (daikon, red), patty pan squash, yelllow summer squash, green tomatoes, turnips, zucchini
Greens: amaranth (green, red), beet greens, bok choy (several varieties), choy sum/yu choy, collards, kale, curly mustard, slick mustard, nightshade, pumpkin leaf, purslane, spinach, Malabar/Vietnamese spinach, sugar pea greens, summer squash leaf, sweet potato leaf, Swiss chard, turnip greens
Herbs: basil (Italian, Thai), bay laurel, bergamot, cilantro, dill, lovage, mint, parsley (curly, flat)
Meat/Poultry: chicken, eggs
Value-added: apple cider, honey, popping corn, goats' milk soaps
Flowers/Plants: beautiful fresh-cut flower bouquets featuring Wisconsin native flowers, gladiolas, lilies, poppies, sunflowers, and more
Limited Supply (get to the market early!)
Veggies: cranberry shelling beans, cabbage sprouts, cauliflower, green bell pepper, sweet corn, garlic scapes, summer squash blossoms
Prepared Food Vendors (Saturdays Only)
Checker Board Foods, Corn Man, Egg Roll Lady, Vi Nai Cafe, Yammies Pie Co.
Craft & Specialty Vendors (Saturdays Only)
Miss Rose’s Watkins & More, Serenity Soap Works & Oak Hollow Acres
For a general overview of local produce availability and to better plan your season, check out our Seasonal Food Guide