It is almost that time of the year again! Time for the outdoor farmers’ markets to kick into full gear. We are lucky to have a few indoor winter farmers’ markets near us.
If you have never gone to a farmers’ market, please consider going. It is a great way to support our local farmers. The produce is usually picked that day or the day before the market. The vendors are usually very nice people. The product they are selling is something they are passionate about. We have become good friends with a few vendors, and we really enjoy supporting them and passing on info about them.
We regularly attend the West Allis Farmers’ Market on Saturday afternoon. We have a few vendors that we love to buy from.
Polzin Farms is our very favorite. Nancy and David are great people with awesome produce, jams, popcorn and conversation. Nancy is the one that got me interested in spaghetti squash. It is now a must have in late summer and fall! They also have great raspberries, strawberries, potatoes, zucchini, peppers, onions and a variety of squash!
Hoekstra’s is our other MUST stop at the market. Flowers for our patio in spring are at reasonable rates. We anxiously await their sweetcorn that is yummy and sweet enough to eat raw. Ask Herman, he will tell you. Herman is a fabulous man in his early 90’s. He sings lovely songs, brings peonies from his plants at home to hand out, and sells you on the best corn around. Hoesktra’s also have great squash and some of the sweetest cantaloupe I have ever had.
You can read more about Herman here… http://archive.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/at-farmers-market-a-sweet-voice-and-comforting-presence-b9985076z1-221417391.html
Here is a link to find Farmers’ markets near you. https://www.ams.usda.gov/local-food-directories/farmersmarkets
Stop by, support your local farmers, enjoy the products and conversation.
Thanks for stopping by!