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. 3, Issue 21 August 24, 2012

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  Volume 3, Issue 21                                                                                                 August 24, 2012
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Administrative office: 414-562-2282

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Free Blood Pressure Screening at the Market
blood pressure testing 2Healthcare staff from Columbia St. Mary's will be at the Fondy Farmers Market this Saturday, August 25th offering free blood pressure screening between 9 am and noon.  They will also be at the Market on September 8 between 9 am and noon.

Why should you get your blood pressure checked? High blood pressure increases the risk for heart failure, heart attack, stroke, and kidney failure.  The problem with high blood pressure is that most people have no symptoms, which is why it's called a "silent killer."  

Who should get their blood pressure checked and when? Adults with blood pressure less than 120/80 mmHg should be checked every two years. Adults with high blood pressure or prehypertension should have their blood pressure checked every year or more often.

In adults, the ideal top number (systolic pressure) should be less than 120 mmHg. The bottom number (diastolic pressure) should be less than 80 mmHg.

Low blood pressure, on the other hand, may be a sign of a variety of illnesses, including heart failure, infection, gland disorders, and dehyration.

For more information on blood pressure, visit The American Heart Association's site

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What's in Season?eggplant white aubergine
What you can expect to find at Fondy Farmers Market this week.

Note: The photo to the right is Thai aubergines or eggplant.  Farmers at the Market call these "chicken egg" eggplants. They are also referred to as simply white eggplants. Some are very tiny, not much larger than a pea, while others are the size of tennis balls. These eggplants are commonly used in Thai cooking. 

Veggies: beans (cranberry, pinto, purple hull, long green, Romano Italian, snap), beets, bell peppers (green, red, yellow), broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cabbage sprouts, carrots, celery, chili peppers (banana, Hungarian Wax, jalapeno, Asian, poblano, serrano, haberno), corn (sweet, Hmong), cucumbers, eggplant (Italian, Asian), garlic, green onions, kohlrabi, mushrooms, onions (red, yellow, white), turnips, squash (yellow, zucchini, patty pan, white, Asian), potatoes (blue, white, red, fingerling), radishes, squash (zucchini, Asian, blossoms, white, patty pan, spghetti, acorn, butternut), tomatoes (green, red slicing, cherry red, cherry yellow, grape, Roma, Pink Brandywine, Black Brandywine, Striped German, Arkansas Traveler, and other heirloom varieties)

Greens: amaranth, beet, kale, callaloo, Chinese mustard, collards, curly mustard, slick mustard, pumpkin leaf, spinach, sugar pea leaf, summer squash leaf, Swiss chard, sweet potato leaf, turnip green

Herbs: parsley, dill, mint, basil (Italian, lemon), cilantro, lemongrass, sage

Fruits: canteloupe, musk melons, strawberries, pears

Flowers & Plants: cut wildflowers, sunflowers

Prepared Food Vendors (Saturdays Only)
Corn Man, Egg Roll Lady, Hazel Lee (cheesecake, deep-fried tilapia, fried chicken wings), Avia's Cakes

Craft & Specialty Vendors (Saturdays Only)
Miss Rose’s Watkins & More, Walnut Way Conservation Corp (honey, coffee, baskets, vegetables, pears), Craigland Farms (vegetables, frozen chicken, eggs, popping corn)

For more information the day of the Market, call our Market office at 414-933-8121.

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.

Music at the Market: Glenn Asch and Ya Ya

koraGlenn Asch and Ya Ya are returning again to the Market to play beautiful West African music.  Glenn Asch plays the violin while musician Ya Ya plays the kora, a 21-string bridge-harp played extensively in West Africa.  The duo will be performing Saturday, August 25th between 10 am and noon. 

Music at the Market is sponsored by the Bert L. and Patricia S. Steigleder Charitable Trust.

Youth Booth: August 25th at the Market
Get ready for school with custom-made Book Marks at the Youth Booth from 9 am to noon.

The Youth Booth is sponsored by the Helen Bader Foundation.

beet and carrot juiceTaste the Season: Beet & Carrot Juice
Market Director Antonio Butts will be juicing delicious, freshly purchased beets and carrots from Fondy farmers. Stop by for a taste and recipes this Saturday, August 25th, between 9 am and noon at the Taste the Season booth.

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Farmer Gene Brehmer's pesticide-free corn at the Fondy Farmers Market.

Fondy in the News
Young Kim Near-ganic or organic? Young Kim describes the difference in his August 23rd "Urban Foodie" blog article "Myths about Organic Food"  at  Sign up at to get your weekly fix of Young's blog "Urban Foodie."

Fondy Farm Feast: Sunday, August 26th
Stay tuned for a full report, complete with fantastic photos, from this Sunday's Fondy Farm Feast.  We're looking forward to meeting all of our supporters and their friends during the Feast.
We are deeply grateful to the generous support of the following Fondy Farm Feast sponsors:  
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Eat Local Resource Fair Saturday August 25th

eat local resource fairAfter you're done shopping at the Fondy Farmers Market, swing by the Urban Ecology Center in Riverside Park for tips, ideas, and tools to enjoy local foods all year long.  The free Eat Local Resource Fair is taking placing Saturday, August 25th from 11 am - 3 pm at the Urban Ecology Center.  Besides tips on eating locally, you can also purchase food directly from local vendors and attend a workshop or cooking demo.  For more information, click here.

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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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