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 33 November 15, 2013

The Fondy Beet
  Volume 4, Issue 33                                                                                        November 15, 2013

Fondy Food
2200 W. Fond du Lac Ave.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
just north of North Ave.

2013 Market Hours & Dates

May 11 - June 15
Sat    Sun    Tues Thurs

June 22 - November 2
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Nov. 2 - Nov. 24
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Beginning Saturday, June 22, the Market is open 4 days a week.

The Market's last day of the 2013 season is Sunday, November 24.*

*Weather permitting. Please call Market office.

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Season Countdown: Fondy Farmers Market is Open for Just Two More Weekends*

Nov. 16:  7am-3pm; Nov. 17: 8am-2pm*
Nov. 23:  7am-3pm; Nov. 24: 8am-2pm*

Just two more weekends to stock up on your favorite late harvest items, such as carrots, squash, greens, potatoes, and leeks. Remember, the colder the weather, the sweeter the greens, making now a perfect time to stock up for your holiday dinner. 

*The Market will be open on Sundays 8am-2pm depending on the weather.  Please call the Market office at 414-933-8121 to confirm Sunday hours.

What’s in Season?

There are only two more weekends left at Fondy Farmers Market.  Food stamps (QUEST cards) will continue to be accepted until the Market's last day, Sunday, November 24th.  Note: WIC and Senior Farmers Market nutrition vouchers are no longer accepted; they expired October 31, 2013.

Plentiful (weather willing)

Veggies: cranberry shelling beans, beets, bell peppers (green, orange, purple, red, yellow), broccoli, cabbage, cabbage sprouts, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chili peppers (Banana, Cayenne, Cherry Bombs, Habanero, Hungarian Wax, Jalapeno), Hmong cucumber, Asian bitter eggplant (Hmong red, Thai pea), Thai ball eggplant, Italian eggplant, garlic, Jerusalem artichokes/sunchokes, jicama, leeks, lettuce, onions (red, white, yellow), scallions, baby potatoes (red, white, yellow), waxy potatoes (red, white, yellow, Yukon Gold), Kennebec storage potatoes, sweet potatoes, radishes, Asian winter melon, winter squash (acorn, sweet dumpling, buttercup, butternut, carnival, delicata, pumpkin, spaghetti, speckled hound), tomatoes (cherry, green, red slicing), turnips
Greens: Chinese mustard, collards, kale, curly mustard, slick mustard, redroot pigweed, spinach, Swiss chard, turnip greens
Fruits: apples, watermelon
Herbs/Aromatics: dill, garlic, lemongrass, sage,  thyme, oregano, pineapple sage, borage, rosemary
Value-added Products: apple cider, honey, popping corn
Seasonal Decorations: Indian corn, decorative gourds

Limited Supply (get to the market early!)
Veggies: Brussels sprouts
Fruits: pears
Meat/Poultry: chicken, eggs

Prepared Food Vendors (Saturdays Only)
Cheesecake Lady (cheesecake), Avia's Cakes, Debbie Jo's BBQ (rib dinners, smoked turkey greens, cornbread)

Craft & Specialty Vendors (Saturdays Only)
Miss Rose’s Watkins & More, Walnut Way Conservation Corp (honey, coffee, herbal teas and other herbal products), Craigland Farms (vegetables, frozen whole chicken, eggs, popping corn)


Fondy Outpost Fundraiser

Learn How to Eat Seasonally with Young Kim and Chef Gregory León Sunday 11/17 at Bay View Outpost

Fondy's own Young Kim and Chef Gregory León are teaming up to talk about the challenges and rewards of eating locally produced food on Sunday, November 17th 2-3:30pm at Outpost's Bay View Store (2826 S. Kinnickinnic Avenue, Milwaukee). Tickets are just and include delicious appetizers prepared by Chef León and dessert and beverages by Outpost's Bakery.

A limited number of specially designed Fondy Hero/Outpost Community Partner t-shirts (in men's and women's styles) will also be available for sale at the event. (AFondy Hero Outpost tshirt great gift idea for the Fondy Hero in your life!) The shirts are each or free with a 0 donation to Fondy Food Center.  If you can't make Sunday's event but would like a t-shirt, email Nancy Ketchman or call 414-562-2282.

Proceeds from the event support Fondy Food Center's programming - Fondy Farm Project and Fondy Farmers Market.

Chef LeGregLeonón recently moved to Milwaukee from San Francisco, where he has been cooking his way up the line in some of San Francisco's hottest kitchens, including Hibiscus, Poesia, and Tapeo. He plans to open his Milwaukee restaurant "Amilinda" in Spring ‘14. Click here to learn more about Chef León.

Fondy Food Center is Outpost's Fall 2013 Community Partner.  Click here to learn more.


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A Gift from the Milwaukee Fire Department: Water (Via Old Firehoses) for the Fondy Farm
Add "growing vegetables" right next to "putting out fires" on the list of fire hoses uses.  The Milwaukee Fire Department donated thirty-one 50-foot old fire hoses (a total of 1,550 feet) to Fondy's Port Washington farm on NoveMFDmber 15, 2013.  The hoses will connect directly to one of Fondy's newly installed irrigation spigots and then extend out to one of the Farm's 96 sprinklers. The hoses, which range in diameter from 2 1/2" to 3", will connect together using special adaptors to enable Fondy to irrigate the furthest reach of the Farm's 40 actively farmed acreage. 

Stepen Petro, Fondy Farm Project Director, says, "The fire hoses are great because they are flexible and allow us to reach areas of the farm that have been difficult to reach, such as the hops yard and the fruit orchard."

The hoses will be stored in the Farm garage during the winter and then laid out in spring 2014. Because the hoses are so heavy (16-20 lbs. when dry, 200 lbs. when full of water), the hoses will be placed strategically throughout the farm so that they do not have to be moved during the season.

Andy Hargarten, fire fighter/paramedic at Milwaukee Fire Department Engine 3, 1st Battalion (100 W. Virginia St.), spearheaded the donation.  Thank you Andy and the Milwaukee Fire Department!  Here's to a great growing season in 2014!

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What says love more than a fresh batch of cookies? Throw in support for Cookies for Kids' Cancer and you've got a double whammy of goodness and goodwill! Visit MKEfoodies Holiday Bake Sale, Scookies for kids cancerunday, December 7th 1-4pm at the Hudson Business Lounge (310 N. Broadway in Milwaukee's Third Ward) to pick up delicious cookies as treats for yourself and or as gifts.  Santa will also be there too!  For more information on MKEfoodies Holiday Bake Sale, click here.

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Thank you to our 2013 Fondy Farmers Market Season Sponsors :

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Bert L. and Patricia S. Steigleder Charitable Trust

And thank you to our Community Partners
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 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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