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.

Upcoming Events

7th Annual BBQ Cook-off at Fondy Farmers Market
06-21-2014 08:00 AM
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The Fondy Beet - Saturday, October 1st at Fondy

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This Saturday at Fondy

Taste the Season: Southern Chili
Taste the Season takes place Saturdays, 9am - noon
Saturday, October 1st is World Vegetarian Day! A low-fat vegetarian diet is a good way to reduce your risk of heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and some forms of cancer. Join Milwaukee Area Resources for Vegetarianism members Jody Johnson and Louise Quigley as they share a recipe for Southern Chili at the Taste the Season tent. Cooked in one pot, it is a low fat, high calcium, great flavor delight!

Youth Booth: Fondy Says, "Be a Pear..."
Youth Booth takes place Saturdays, 9am - noon
Kids, stop by the Youth Booth for a market version of the popular game Simon Says. Stay warm and get some exercise by forming the shapes of your favorite market produce.

News & Announcements

Walnut Way Harvest Day this Saturday

After finishing your weekly shopping at Fondy, head on over to Walnut Way's annual Harvest Day this Saturday, October 1st from 12pm to 4pm. Walnut Way is a community-based organization and Fondy vendor selling honey and produce grown on land located just a few blocks southeast of the market on 17th and North Avenue. Join them to celebrate the season's successes, to prepare for a new year of possibilities, and to recognize the strength of the Lindsay Heights community. The afternoon will be filled with a parade, children's activities, poetry, dance and exercise demonstrations, good food, local products for sale, silent auction, music by Ahvant Soul, resource fair, and so much more! For more information, please contact Mario Hall at 414-264-2326 or .

What's in Season?
What you can expect to find at market this week.

Plentiful (weather willing)

Veggies: cranberry shelling beans, purple hull peas, snap beans (green, Romano, yardlong), beets (Chioggia, golden, red), bell peppers (green, orange, purple, red, yellow), cabbage, Napa cabbage, cabbage sprouts, carrots, celery, chili peppers (Banana, Cayenne, Cherry Bombs, Habanero, Jalapeno, Poblano, Super Chili, Thai), sweet corn, Hmong cucumber, Asian bitter eggplant (Hmong red, Thai pea), Asian eggplant (Chinese, Japanese, Thai ball), Italian eggplant, garlic, jicama, leeks, lettuce (green leaf, red leaf), onions (red, white, yellow), scallions, baby potatoes (red, white), baking potatoes, Peruvian Blue potatoes, waxy yellow potatoes, radishes, Asian squash (bitter melon, winter melon, opo, pumpkin, summer squash), winter squash (acorn, sweet dumpling, buttercup, butternut, carnival, delicata, hubbard, spaghetti), tomatoes (cherry, green, heirloom, plum/Roma, red slicing, teardrop), turnips

Greens: bitter melon greens, collards, kale, curly mustard, slick mustard, Malabar/Vietnamese spinach, sweet potato leaf, Swiss chard, turnip greens, yu choy

Fruits: apples, pears, watermelon (red, yellow)

Herbs/Aromatics: basil, cilantro, dill, garlic, lemongrass

Value-added: apple cider, honey, popping corn, all-natural goats' milk soaps

Flowers: beautiful fresh-cut flower bouquets featuring cosmos, dahlias, daisies, gladiolas, lilies, poppies, sunflowers, sweet peas, zinnias, and more

Seasonal Decoration: Indian corn, decorative gourds, carving pumpkins

Limited Supply (get to the market early!)

Veggies: broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, cucumber (pickling, slicing), sweet potatoes, sorghum cane, summer squash, zucchini

Greens: spinach

Fruits: strawberries

Meat/Poultry: chicken, eggs

Prepared Food Vendors (Saturdays Only)
Checker Board Foods, Corn ManEgg 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.
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