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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Fondy Beet - Vol 3, Issue 12 June 22, 2012

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  Volume 3, Issue 12                                                                                                         June 22, 2012
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It's Time to Party!
Come to Fondy Saturday for Cool Jazz, Hot Blues, African beats, and Fresh Greens

C'mon down to Fondy Farmers Market this Saturday, June 23rd for our Opening Day Celebration & 5th Annual BBQ Cook-off.  The weather promises to be perfect, the music (and BBQ!) smokin' hot, and the food plentiful and delicious! 

We've got a little bit of everything - from jazz, dance, and blues to yoga for kids and a baby animal petting zoo.  Thanks to our Special Events sponsor - The Spice House- and Season Music Sponsor Bert L. and Patricia S. Steigleder Charitable Trust, Fondy has assembled an incredible list of local talent to celebrate our Opening day. Check out this line-up:
  • 9 am: Local jazz saxophonist Marcus Adams performs the National Anthem.
  • 9:15 am: Opening remarks by Fondy's executive director, Young Kim, and Market sponsors including The Spice House.
  • 9 - 12: Youth Booth activities, including face painting (Thanks to Youth Booth Season Sponsor - Helen Bader Foundation)
  • 9:30-10:30 am: Marcus Adams performs a set of cool jazz.
  • 10 am and 11 am: YogaKids - 1/2 hour yoga sessions for kids.
  • 10 am - 1 pm: Buggy Whip Farm baby animal petting zoo
  • 10:30 am-11:30 am: Milwaukee's own Nefertari African Dance Company
  • 11 am:    BBQ Cook-off Judging: chicken
  • 12 pm:    BBQ Cook-off Judging: ribs
  • 11:30 am-1:00 pm: Local bluesman Matt Tyner
And we haven't even mentioned the food!  The greens! The berries!  (More below...)  It will all be there plus more at Milwaukee's biggest celebration of food, farmers, and community. 

Hours: The Market is open Saturday, June 23rd from 7 am - 3 pm.  Opening Day entertainment (all free) runs from 9 am to 1 pm.  Hope to see you there!

Berries, Greens, Herbs,  Eggs, Curry Noodle Soup, Corn-on-the-Cob, and Mini-Donuts!

strawberries at marketWe're pulling out all the stops this Saturday.  All of Fondy's vendors - both new and returning vendors - will be selling their delicious, locally grown or prepared food this Saturday, June 23rd. 

You'll see a wide variety of tasty greens including Swiss chard, kale, curly and white mustard greens, collard greens, and lettuces (red leaf, green leaf, and more). A big selection of other vegetables will also be sold Saturday, including sugar snap peas, garlic scape, purple and white onions, purple turnips, extra sweet baby new potatoes, and beets.  Fruit includes freshly picked strawberries and rhubarb. A wide variety of herbs will also be available such as dill, oregano, tyme, tarragon, mint, basil, and even lavender blossoms.  Compliment all these wonderful fruits and vegetables with some protein:  farm-fresh eggs will be available for the first time this Saturday as well as chicken

New vendors include Bountiful by Design (Port Washington) and Fox Point Studio Farms (Fox Point).

Come early for the best selection (hint: eggs go fast), but stay for the fun and music! 

Yummy Prepard Foods
This Saturday marks the return of our prepared food vendors. This year the Market will again feature egg rolls, curry noodle sminidonutsoup, corn-on-the-cob, and more great Asian food.  Returning vendors include The Egg Roll Lady,   Vi Nai Cafe and the Corn Man.  New this year is APA's Mini-Donuts, who will be making fresh mini-donuts on-site and selling coffee.

Learn about Water Conservation and College
But wait - there's more!  Representatives from the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District will be on hand to answer your questions about rain gardens, water barrels and other water conservation topics.  MPS's Team-Up College Access Center will also be here Saturday to share information on the free services they offer middle and high school students that help with college readiness, admissions assistance, financial aid, and scholarships.

The Fondy Farmers Market is open Saturday, June 23rd from 7 am to 3 pm. 

Orchard Watch: The Battle Heats Up 
On MondCommunitiesTakeRootay, July 2nd, the second round of the on-line competition for an organic fruit orchard (valued at $5,000) from Edy's Fruit Bars Communities Take Root Program closes.  We are one of 100 sites competing nationwide for 17  orchards. On July 3rd, we'll learn whether Fondy was one of the four winners in the 2nd round. Last week we predicted victory.  We're still confident we'll win, but we've got our eye on a renewed surge of voters from St. Ambrose (Ohio) and Woodfield Community Land Trust (Tennessee), who are beginning to rack up some significant votes.  We must keep vigilant because one missed day of heavy voting would jeopardize our position.  

Folks, we've come too far and worked too hard to not win in the 2nd round.  If we end up #5, we still have a good shot of winning an orchard in the 3rd round, but it'll mean more voting right through the summer.  The entire contest closes August 30th.  It's festival time in Milwaukee and I know you don't want to keep voting!  So let's give it our all in the next 10 days.  Vote every day, remind your friends, spread the word. 

Remember, anyone anywhere can vote once per day at

Young Kim Wins Leadership Award from Greater Milwaukee Foundation
Fondy's ExecGreater MKE Fdnutive Director, Young Kim, will be awarded the Doug Jansson Emerging Leadership Award this Wednesday, June 27th at Greater Milwaukee Foundation's 97th Annual Meeting and Civics Award Ceremony.  The event is being held at the Harley-Davidson Museum, 401 W. Canal St., Milwaukee. Mike Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy at Marquette University, is the emcee. Five awards are being presented before an anticipated audience of nearly 350 community leaders, philanthropists, policymakers, and business leaders.

The Doug Jansson Emerging Leadership Award recognizes up-and-coming nonprofit leaders - either volunteer or staff - particularly those in underserved communities. This year there are two award winners:  Young Kim and Tito Izard, MD, president and CEO of Milwaukee Health Services.

Young isYoung Kim being recognized for his work transforming the Fondy Food Center into a true, farm-to-work organization that supports healthy farmers, healthy food, and healthy people. Please congratulation Young on this prestigious award and recognition by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation for his leadership efforts in ensuring more people in Milwaukee have access to healthy, locally grown food.  Congratulations Young!

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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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