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 4 April 11, 2013

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  Volume 4, Issue 4                                                                                                       April 11, 2013
2013 Market Hours & Dates

May 11 - June 15
Sat    Sun    Tues Thurs

June 22 - Nov. 2
7-3 8-2 8-2 8-2

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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Who Do Ya' Know....
Although it's overcast and rainy outside, inside our office is humming with anticipation for what promises to be Fondy's best year yet...both at Fondy Farmers Market and at the Fondy Farm.

In the last Fondy Beet, we highlighted our new programming, including a call-out for Milwaukee chefs, caterers, and popular community chefs interested in leading one (or more) of our Seasonal Soul free cooking demonstrations.  (And yes, we're still interested in talkinChef Debra 2 9.10.11g to you if you have a passion for food and want to share it with the Fondy community! Email Antonio Butts, Market Director for more information or call him at 414-562-2282 [office] or 414-861-2206 [cell]).

...that Wants to Sponsor a Market? Or a Feast? or a SOULbration?
But this time around, we're seeking companies of a different stripe: sponsors and raffle donors.  This year there are some truly great opportunities available to local companies and organizations who are interested in supporting Fondy Food Center.  We have multiple sponsorship levels for Fondy Farmers Market, including overall presenting sponsors and season and series sponsors of Market programming (Seasonal Soul, Family Activity Booth, Music at the market, and special events).  We're also seeking items such as gift certificates, cookware, plane tickets, etc. to be awarded to BBQ Cook-off and Greens Throw-Down winners. 

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Fondy Farm Feast

We also have various sponsorship and raffle donor levels for Fondy's two benefits: Fondy SOULbration, June 20, 2013 6-10 pm and Fondy Farm Feast, August 25, 2013 3:30-twilight.  FondySOULbration takes place at The Hamilton, 823 E. Hamilton St., Milwaukee; Fondy Farm Feast takes place at the Fondy Farm in Port Washington. We're seeking sponsors for both events. 

We're also seeking raffle items for the Fondy SOULbration. If you can donate or know someone who can, please let us know.  Here's just a sample of items we'd love to have:
  • tickets to sporting events, special events, music performances, plays, etc.
  • gift certificates to restaurants, salons/spas, hotels, B&Bs, vacation packages, dinner cruises, etc.
  • passes or gift certificates to golf courses, fitness classes or gym memberships, museums, amusement parks, etc
  • gift certificates to clothing, jewelry, wine, food stores, etc.
  • certificate for services such as graphic or web design, painting, landscaping, catering, etc.
  • invitation to a unique experience such as cruises, fishing expeditions, skydiving, join a news helicopter team, etc.
Please visit our sponsorship page for more information and to download a copy of our 2013 Sponsorship Guide, plus raffle forms and sponsorship forms for Fondy Farmers Market, Fondy SOULbration, and Fondy Farm Feast.  You can also email or call Nancy Ketchman, Director of Development and Communications for sponsorship specifics at 414-562-2282 (office) or 414-305-6923 (cell).


Last Call to Register for Art Fair
Monday, April 15th is the last day to register for the Cortney Heimerltoday!
  • 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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Learn about 100+ traditional Asian and African Crops

The Tufts University Sustainable Farming Project recently published an ethnic crop database and guide. The datebase and guide are useful tools for farmers looking to grow culturally appropriate foods. But the database and guide are also great for Fondy foodies! Check out their website to find nutritional profiles for ethnic crops, seed sources, and great recipes.
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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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