Winter may be on its way out the door, but several of our favorite farms are returning this week as they start gearing up for spring – be sure to say hello and replenish your local food supplies for the upcoming weeks at JenEhr, Jeff Leen and Glen Rock Farms.

Milwaukee County Winter Farmers’ Market
Tommy G Thompson Youth Center
Ag Village, Gate 5, State Fair Park
640 South 84th Street
February 20, 2010 – April 24, 2010
Saturday mornings 8:00 am – 12:00 pm Regardless of other events at State Fair,
parking for the MCWFM is always FREE
Market website: www.mcwfm.org

You can also enjoy a return visit by Country Haven Farm of Waterloo and Marr’s Valley View Farms of Mineral Point. Chuck Maenner and Lois Federman will share information about their innovative meat and poultry Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) venture that provides monthly home deliveries to several Milwaukee neighborhoods.

Worthy of special attention: To celebrate their new retail store and expanded kitchen at Galleria West in Brookfield, Cocina DeLeon will sample several of their 10 enchillada varieties. Ela Orchard is making a final appearance for the MCWFM season, so this will be your last opportunity to purchase the acclaimed apple cider featured at every Dane County “Taste of the Market” winter breakfast. A personal favorite: the Water House Foods ‘to go’ market sampler featuring a delicious pancetta/cheese sandwich and sides from 8 different market vendors. Every time I write this weekly update I start getting hungry – go figure.

MCWFM has a new Facebook photo album courtesy of Josh Deacon; now he just has to show his mother how to apply electronic labels. Hint.

Save the Date for a celebratory Farmers’ Market Breakfast on Saturday, March 27 from 8:30 am to 11:00 am (or until food runs out). There’s going to be a great morning meal featuring three Milwaukee metro chefs who will use ingredients from the farmers and food producers at the market.

Here is our Milwaukee County Winter Farmers’ Market lineup for February 20 (as of Friday morning):

Farm/Food Producer Products
Becky’s Blissful Bakery Caramel sauce and 8 different varieties of organic caramels
Bolzano Artisan Meats Milwaukee-crafted pancetta and guanciale, new charcuterie products
Brightonwoods Orchard Antique and commercial apple varieties, apple cider
Cocina De Leon Frozen enchilada entrees, fresh salsa
Country Haven Farm Meat and poultry CSA featuring pastured lamb and chicken; Angus beef and pork
Dominion Valley Farm Heritage pork (Tamworth and Large Black)
Eden’s Market Flaxseed crackers, granola chunks and seasonal farmers’ market patés, salsas and smoothies
Ela Orchard Antique apple varieties and apple cider
Farmhouse Bakery & Cheese Shop Hand made pies, organic pancake mix, noodles, eggs, artisan goat cheese, crackers, organic glass-bottled milk and cream, organic butter
Glen Rock Farms Grass-fed lamb
Golden Bear Monarchs Elk Farm Elk and pheasants
Jeff-Leen Farm Grass-fed Piedmontese beef, pastured chickens and eggs
JenEhr Family Farm Organic produce and pastured poultry
Jones Family Farm Free range eggs
Lakeview Buffalo Farm Buffalo and chicken
Mia Famiglia Fresh pasta and gnocchi
Ney’s Big Sky LLC Free-range dry-aged Hereford and Angus beef
River Valley Ranch Ltd Fresh button, crimini, portabella, shiitake, and oyster mushrooms, shallots; relishes, salsas and sauces
Saxon Homestead Creamery Aged, raw milk artisan cheese
Sugar River Dairy LLC Small batch farmstead yogurt, grass-based cow’s milk cheese
Tomato Mountain Soups, salsas, preserves and sauces crafted from produce grown on their certified organic farm
Viola’s Honey Basswood, Clover and Wildflower honey, beeswax candles; local hives from farms in Franklin (Wehr Nature Center), Hales Corners, New Berlin, Pewaukee and Waterford
Water House Foods Organic bread, baked goods, market sandwich

Deb Deacon
The Farmer Chef Connection
Milwaukee County Winter Farmers’ Market
SE Wisconsin Farm and Food Network

More Articles

A Roaring 20’s New Year’s Eve

Kick off 2018 in style at Milwaukee’s landmark art deco hotel. In partnership with Wisconsin Foodie and Edible Milwaukee, the Ambassador presents “A Roaring 20’s New Year’s Eve”.

by: Arthur Ircink

THIS WEEK ON FOODIE: Usingers & Karl Ratzsch

On the season finale of Wisconsin Foodie, we look at two of Milwaukee’s oldest food institutions: Karl Ratzsch and Usinger’s Sausage!

by: Arthur Ircink


This week on foodie, we see some extreme farming on Anarchy Acres! Charlie Tennessen and his three donkeys plow the fields to raise some heritage wheats to make some unique breads!

by: Arthur Ircink

THIS WEEK ON FOODIE: Iron Grate BBQ & Twist and Sprout Farms

This week on Foodie, we go slow and low with Iron Grate BBQ’s Chef Aaron Patin as he shares his barbecue views as well as where he gets his pork from Twist and Sprout Farms.

by: Arthur Ircink

THIS WEEK ON FOODIE: Red Cabin at Green Acres & Idlewile Inn

We check out a couple of couples and their suppers clubs with Red Cabin at Green Acres and Idlewile Inn.

by: Arthur Ircink

THIS WEEK ON FOODIE: Juice Kitchen & Tandem

This week on Foodie, we go try some of The Juice Kitchen’s nutritious juices then walk up the street to Tandem and their incredible fried chicken.

by: Arthur Ircink

THIS WEEK ON FOODIE: Roots Chocolate & Bos Meadery

This week on Foodie, we check out Roots Chocolate’s delectable delights and wash it down with Bos Meadery’s magical mead!

by: Arthur Ircink

THIS WEEK ON FOODIE: Morel Fest & Meisters Cheese

This week on Foodie, we loved Muscoda so much that we stuck around for Morel Fest and then went to Meisters Cheese!

by: Arthur Ircink

THIS WEEK ON FOODIE: Forage, Fish, Feast

This week on Foodie, we venture into nature to harvest wild asparagus, morels, and fish. After collect our ingredients, Luke Zahm of Driftless Café works them into a delicious meal!

by: Arthur Ircink

THIS WEEK ON FOODIE: Mr. Dye’s Pies & Norske Nook

This week on Foodie, we eat some perfect pies with Mr. Dye’s Pies and then head to Osseo for Norske Nook’s award winning pies.

by: Arthur Ircink

WMMB - Rotational AD
Winter Smorgasbord
Illing Co
Our Media Partners

Copyright © 2017 Wisconsin Foodie. All rights reserved.

Use of this Site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached, or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Wisconsin Foodie