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):
|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|
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