The Milwaukee Winter Farmers Market Is Back!

This local marketplace has returned for the season.

As we transition to winter, many outdoor farmers markets have wrapped up for the season. But the market to carry us through winter is back. The Milwaukee Winter Farmers Market, held inside the Greenhouse Annex at The Mitchell Park Domes (524 S. Layton Blvd.) kicked off its season on Saturday, Nov. 7. It will run on Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., through March 27, 2021. 

Some things to know about the market this year. Because they need to accommodate for social distancing requirements, the weekly market stalls has been reduced from 55 to 28, with most vendors coming every other week. Vendors expected this year include Alices’s Garden, Alsum Sweet Corn, Chillwaukee pops, Mr. Dye’s Pies, Decatur Dairy, Red Stone Rice, Clario Farms pasta, Tabal Chocolate, Tippecanoe Herbs, Lakeview Buffalo Farm, Lush Popcorn and Wisconsin Soup Company. 

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“We’re excited that we’re able to offer the Milwaukee Winter Farmers Market for our vendors and shoppers this year. We ask everyone to be familiar with our guidelines, make a shopping plan, and be in an out quickly! We want our vendors to make a living, our customers to get fresh, local food, and everyone to do so safely,” Katie Hassemer, director of farmers markets for Fondy Food Center (the nonprofit that operates the market), said by press release.

Guidelines to note:

*Masks will be required for all, in compliance with local and state mandates.

*Shoppers are asked to not touch the products for sale until they’ve purchased them. They’re also asked to not “gather” or eat on site.

*Shoppers may need to wait outside to enter the market because only 150 people will be allowed inside the venue at one time.

For up-to-date info, check out the market’s website and Facebook feed.

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Ann Christenson has covered dining for Milwaukee Magazine since 1997. She was raised on a diet of casseroles that started with a pound of ground beef and a can of Campbell's soup. Feel free to share any casserole recipes with her.