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Milwaukee Winter Farmers Market

Dec 29, 2012 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Milwaukee Winter Farmers Market

Season 4 begins on November 3, 2012 and ends on April 13, 2013

(No markets November 24 and December 22)

Indoor Market, Free Parking
Saturdays, 8 – Noon

Tommy Thompson Youth Center
State Fair Park
Ag Village, Gate 5
640 South 84th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53214

driving directions (from wistatefair.com)
public transit (from google.com)
bike (from google.com)
Regardless of other events at State Fair, Parking for the MCWFM is always FREE
Hank Aaron State Trail map (800kb PDFfrom the Friends of the Hank Aaron State Trail

AeppelTreow Winery and Distillery (Burlington)
A three generation family operation based at Brightonwoods Orchard that uses local apple and pear crops to make small batch hard ciders, orchard table wines, sparkling champagnes, fruit dessert wines and unique spirits (sorghum whiskey, apple brandy). Wonderful photographs at Keg Design. November 3, 10, 17; December 1, 8, 15; January 26; February 9; March 2, 23; April 13
ccAleka’s Kitchen (Sheboygan)
Traditional gourmet Greek pastries and savory dishes from family recipes cherished for generations and baked by the Tsioulos family of Sheboygan. Full seasonAmaranth Bakery (Walnut Hill)
Dave and Stephanie’s exceptional whole grain bakery is located in the Walnut Hill neighborhood, only 5 miles from State Fair Park. Milwaukee Renaissance article. Every other week, beginning November 10Becky’s Blissful Bakery (Pewaukee)
This alliterative small business produces sumptuous caramel sauce and eleven different varieties of organic caramels. Quintessential success story developed by Rebecca Scarberry using exceptional ingredients and flavor pairing with other notable Milwaukee companies (eg Lakefront Brewery and Rishi Tea). Informative article on caramel in Journal Sentinel.
Dates to be determinedBlues Egg (Wauwatosa) NEW
Named Best Brunch and Breakfast by readers ofonMilwaukee.com, it is with the greatest of pleasure that we announce that the Blues have crossed I94 to MCWFM. Journal Sentinel review. November 3, 10, 17; December 1, 8, 15, and 29

Bolzano Artisan Meats (Milwaukee)
Artisan salamis made from regionally sourced, all natural, heritage pork. Journal Sentinel article.
December 1, 8 and 15

Brightonwoods Orchard (Burlington)
Uses environmentally friendly Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program to grow over 200 varieties of apples and also produces award winning cider. Facebook photos. November 3, 10, 17; December 1, 8, 15, and 29

BSW Farm (Union Grove)
Family owned farm in rural Racine County that sells free-range eggs and goat meat at our winter market. Weather permitting, goats are raised on pasture; during the winter, the herd is fed grass and alfalfa hay as well as a grain mix that contains corn, soybean meal, vitamins and minerals. “Getting Your Goat in Milwaukee” AGF article. Full season

Caroline’s Raw World* (Milwaukee)
Co-host of the Milwaukee Public Television series ‘Cooking Raw’ and co-author of “A Mother and Daughter Diary of Raw Food Recipes for Beginners”, Chef Caroline Carter has been an enthusiastic participant in our winter market since season one. This year’s menu items include chia seed crackers, veggie burgers, dips, smoothies, collard green wraps and raw vegan sweet potato soup. Full season
* Formerly known as Eden’s Market

Cocina DeLeon (Brookfield)
Another all-star specialty food business that has flourished in the past four years by introducing farmers’ market customers to a dozen flavorful variations of traditional enchiladas. Look for several additional items from Jan and Linda Mulholland’s expanding Mexican repertoire. “Cocina Pioneers Mexican Take and Bake” On Milwaukee article.
Full season

Common Roots Sustainable Farm (Burlington) NEW
Look for uncommonly fine certified organic produce grown by this young husband-and-wife farming team, Brian and Rebecca Weiland, from Walworth County. November 3, 17; December 8

Decatur Dairy (Brodhead) Jill Tompson, representing one of the 70 dairy farms that contribute milk to the Decatur Swiss Dairy Co-op, brings a lovely selection of traditional Wisconsin cheese and cheese curds. Wisconsin Artisan Dairy listing. Full season

Dominion Valley Farm (Allenton)
The six member Dykema family raise all their animals on a pasture based farm. Tamworth and Large Black pigs (heritage breeds), Belted Galloway beef, Bronze Ranger chickens, and Broad-breasted white turkeys. Wisconsin Farmer article. Full season except for November 17

The Fideler Farm (Kewaskum) NEW
Exceptional jams, jellies, and pickled products from fruits and vegetables grown on the family farm. Journal Sentinelarticle. November 3 with additional dates TBD

Flyte Family Farm (Coloma)
A 3,000 acre farm where traditional, organic, and hydroponic crops co-exist with a special niche vegetable that will reappear at MCWFM this season – dried edible beans. How lucky can you get?! Isthmus article about the farm and Carrie Flyte. November 17, December 15, March 9

Glen Rock Farms (Neshkoro)
100% grass-fed lamb raised on a Mennonite farm near the small village of Neshkoro in Marquette County. Third Saturday of every month

Golden Bear Monarchs Elk Farm (Beloit)
Richard and Saundra Spanton raise a grass-fed elk herd on a 180 acre, multi-generational family farm in rural Beloit. Along with elk meat, snack sticks (no preservatives), brats, jerky, polish sausage, hot dogs and bacon, you can purchase several value added products: velvet antler supplement and elk antler dog chews. Full season

Jeff-Leen Farm (Random Lake) Family owned since 1868, Jeff and Kathy Preder raise grass-fed Piedmontese beef, pastured chickens and free range eggs on certified organic acreage in Sheboygan County. Farm to Table Wisconsinarticle. Full season cc

JenEhr Family Farm (Sun Prairie) A diversified organic fruit and vegetable farm with additional land set aside for pastured, chemical-free chicken and turkey. Wisconsin State Farmer article. Full season

Kick Out the Jams (Milwaukee)
Handcrafted jellies, jams, preserves and conserves made in small batches from wild-harvested and organically grown fruit. December 15, January 19, February 16, March 16, April 13

LaClare Family Farms (Chilton)
With a 375 head of dairy goats of their own and as members of the Quality Dairy Goat Cooperative of Wisconsin, LaClare is able to supply MCWFM with goat milk butter and bottled goat milk along with acclaimed farmstead Evalon cheese. This aged raw milk Gouda-style cheese is one of the “25 best cheeses of Wisconsin”. Every other week, beginning November 3

Lakeview Buffalo Farm (Belgium)
Lake View Buffalo Farm is a scenic fifth generation family farm located in Belgium that serves as home to a herd of 100 buffalo. Owner Al Weyker has built a loyal restaurant and retail customer base. Wisconsin Foodie episode andAgri-View article. Full season

Lonesome Stone Milling (Lone Rock) NEW
Since 2009, Gilbert Williams has operated this converted feed mill, whose near-dozen organic and conventional flour products are made with stone-ground grains—wheat, corn and rye—harvested from three nearby farms. Edible Madison article. November 3, 10, 17; December 1, 8, 15; January 5, 19; February 2, 16; March 2, 16, 30; April 13

Madame J’s Jams and Jellies (West Allis)
These jams and jellies are something special from West Allis. One of our most locally owned family businesses, Master Food Preserver Jeanine Becker specializes in making low sugar and sugar free jams and jellies that let the flavors of the fruit shine through. November 3, 10, 17; December 15

McCluskey Brothers at Shillelagh Glen Farms (Hillpoint) A small, diversified, family farm in southern Wisconsin offering certified organic ground beef, cheese, maple syrup, and garlic. Known for their “whole beef” premium ground beef, they put all cuts—all the steaks and roasts—in their burger except for rib eye and tenderloin. Websiteabout us. December 1, January 5, February 2, March 2, April 6

Mia Famiglia Restaurant (Hales Corners) Chef Tomas White Jr prepares fresh ravioli featuring Wisconsin grown produce. Mama’s Salad Dressing, arancini, cannoli, and foccacia are additional menu offerings. Full season

Oly’s Oats (Elm Grove) Premium Wisconsin-milled oats in a variety of formats. Savor Wisconsin listing. Full season
Pinehold Gardens (Oak Creek) Sustainably grown vegetables from a 21 acre urban farm located in Milwaukee County. “Driven by the taste of our produce, we offer many heirloom varieties in addition to time-tested hybrids, grown using sustainable agricultural practices.  We also work to increase the biodiversity of our farm both on the land and in the soil because we believe this not only makes for a healthier environment but healthier food, as well.” Big City Scene, Small Farm Dream” Farm to Table article andvideo. November 3, 10, 17

Pinn-Oak Ridge Farm (Delavan) Steve and Darlene Pinnow’s farm overlooks the Turtle Valley in southeastern Wisconsin. All of the Pinnow’s sheep are sheltered over the winter months in the farm’s barns, but are primarily raised on pasture and, in addition, are fed only a vegetarian diet of corn and soybeans. Every market except the third Saturday of the month

Purple Door Ice Cream (Walker’s Point)
Lauren and Steve Schultz create premium, small batch ice cream inside a new urban cheese plant, Clock Shadow Creamery. All of the milk used for their ice cream comes from Wisconsin dairy farms, and the couple sources as many local and natural ingredients for its special flavors as possible. Cheese Underground blog posting. November 17, December 15, January 26, February 9, March 23

River Valley Ranch & Kitchens (Burlington) The oldest mushroom farm in Wisconsin grows five varieties year round – button, crimini, portabella, shiitake, and oyster mushrooms; all except the oyster are certified organic. Hand-made artisan sauces, dips, salsas, and pickled vegetables are prepared in its licensed commercial kitchen. Frozen portabella brats, tamales and raviolis. Farm to Table Wisconsin article and video. Full season cc

Rolling Meadows Sorghum Mill (Elkhart Lake) The largest working sorghum mill in Wisconsin, located in Elkhart Lake, brings sorghum, maple syrup and honey. Brenda and Richard Wittgreve’s sorghum popcorn is a must try and buy. “Harvesting Memories” Journal Sentinel article that includes a video. “Keep the Flavor High” Plymouth Reviewarticle. Full season

Rushing Waters Fisheries (Palmyra) Rushing Waters brings fresh and smoked rainbow trout, smoked Alaskan salmon as well as salmon burgers. Artesian springs feed the 56 ponds of this evocative aquaculture farm located at the edge of the Southern Kettle Moraine State Forest. Watertown Daily Times article. Whole Foods video (2’25”). Full season

Satellite Crepês (Bay View) NEW In 2008 Dirk and Janeen Werderich built by hand one of the first specialty food carts in Milwaukee. Their menu features sweet and savory crêpes with two batter options: traditional buckwheat and gluten-free/vegan. Bay View Compass article.
Dates to be determined

Springdale Farm (Plymouth) For the past 24 years Peter and Bernadette Seely have provided sustainably grown vegetables to a large CSA customer base in southeastern Wisconsin. Full season.

Soap of the Earth (Whitewater) Handmade by Lori Hoyt in her 1872 farmhouse kitchen, these herbal soaps contain no synthetic dyes, fragrances, preservatives or fillers. Aside from the herbs and flowers grown in the Hoyt organic garden, Lori wild harvests her ingredients or purchases oatmeal, honey, bees wax and goat’s milk directly from other local producers. “An Ancient Art”, The Woodstock Independent article. Full season

Stems Cut Flowers (East Troy) NEW
Emily Watson provides provides southeastern Wisconsin with fresh, long-lasting flowers of usual and unique varieties using sustainable farming techniques. For the winter she will also have dried flower/grass arrangements and wreaths. November 3, 10, 17

Sugar and Flour (Greendale) NEW
Karen Herrera, who started her business on the internet, specializes in handcrafted, custom designed sugar cookies. “People in My Neighborhood”, Pumpkin Girl blog. December 1, 15; February 2, 9, 23; March 9, 23

Thymely Herbals (Grafton)Fresh herbs and herbal culinary creations from Grafton master gardener Amy-Mae Miller who uses organic growing practices on her ½ acre farm. “Thymely Career Move” Ozaukee Press article. Full season

Turtle Creek Gardens (Delavan) NEW
Managed by one of the most notable agricultural educators in Wisconsin, this CSA farm offers high quality, nutritionally dense, seasonal vegetables and fruits grown on certified organic land, using sustainable farming practices that care for the soil, ground water, and adjacent natural areas. Janet Gamble’s professional bio.

Viola’s Honey (Hales Corners)
Viola’s Honey is harvested from local hives placed on farms in Hales Corners, Pewaukee, New Berlin and Waterford as well as the Wehr Nature Center. In addition to seasonal honey, the product line includes honeycombs and beeswax candles. “The Last Golden Days”, a Journal Sentinel article.Full season

Valentine Coffee Roasters (Washington Park) Small batch artisan coffee roasted by Robb Kashevarof and Joe Gilsdorf. “We’re really just two guys with food and wine backgrounds, and more than a little OCD, that are dedicated to producing and bringing to market the sweetest, tastiest, most expressive, most satisfying coffees possible.” Wauwatosa Now article. Full season

Water House Foods (Lake Mills) Just a few miles off I94 as you drive to (or from) Madison, this bakery/bistro/coffeehouse features organic artisanal breads, croissants, pastries, baked doughnuts, wheat-free foods, and pies. Baker Shawn Rediske is passionate about sustainability, local food, and increasing awareness around both these topics. Midwest Living review (Water House has moved to a larger space a few doors down 132 E Lake St) Full season

Water’s Edge (Phlox)
Heirloom and other specialty hydroponic tomato varieties noted for their flavor. November 3, 10, 17

Wisconsin Soup Company (Wauwatosa) Handcrafted soups made with produce, dairy products, and meat sourced from Wisconsin farmers. Wauwatosa Patch article with photograph from Steve’s booth at the MCWFM. Full season

Witte’s Vegetable Market (West Bend)
Family owned and operated by David and Gus Witte who use Integrated Pest Management growing practices to produce their flavorful signature vegetable crops. January 12 through March 2



Dec 29, 2012
8:00 am - 12:00 pm