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4th of July Weekend

Sweet summer honey offerings from B's Honey


4th of July Weekend

Rather the smoke filling the air be from the joyous celebration of the 4th of July than this lingering smoke of wildfires far to the north.

Our fingers crossed the air clears before market this weekend and the kick off to the many celebrations of our Independence Day to come.

After days stuck indoors, we wish to gather around our grills cooking up tasty brats from ParKelm Farm (pictured), including new flavors like Cheddar & Jalapeño, Ghost Pepper and Mushroom Swiss.

Big gathering planned? Let Bryant Family Farms hook you up with their fresh, never frozen, whole chickens. You can roast these up with your favorite seasonings or pop them on the grill for a tasty beer-can chicken.

Let Highland Spring Farm and Landmark Creamery hook you up further and grab all the key needs for a delicious homemade Muenster Burger.

For meat-free fans this season, try these tasty grilled oyster mushroom kebabs and let Fungi Farmers hook you up with their locally grown oyster mushrooms (pictured).

Strawberries and raspberries are now rolling into the market, perfect for a fruit salad, crisp or torte, though you'll still want to get out to market early if you're hoping to pick up some fresh berries.

Round out all those desserts and grilled items with some fresh produce, like baby zucchini with squash blossoms (pictured) from County Line Plants and Produce, delicious sautéed as a side to any meal.

Please enjoy the coming festivities safely, and of course we hope to see you bright and early Saturday morning to load up on all your holiday food needs.

See you at the market!

Ben Zimmerman

Market Manager

As a reminder to everyone, dogs are prohibited within the market area, though we welcome service animals at all times.

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Market Science Returns July 8th

The great folks from Allen Centennial Garden return to market next weekend for another Market Science day. They'll be running a flower pounding workshop on the 8th. Read more below for the programming description:

Flowering Pounding (offered in Spanish and English)

Learn how to smash flower colors into fabric and experience the joy of destruction to create art! Take home a floral printed fabric made from plant-based dyes, and all the skills needed to create flower-based art with easily harvested flowers, leaves and stems, a hammer, and cloth.

Arrange, and hammer out a cathartic art piece. Flower pounding is exactly what it sounds like with extra little twists. Flowers, fruits, leaves…anything with a pigment goes, and as you slam these materials into the fabric you release their colors and echo their forms from the growing season! From hulk smashing the most delicate flowers to gently tapping leaves to get accents or layers, we will walk you through all the steps of hammering your pieces together so that they can adorn your kitchen stove, entryway, or even just that awkward blank wall.

La transferencia de flores en tela, destruir para crear

Ven al West Side Farmers Market para aprender golpear flores en tela y experimentar la alegría de destrucción para hacer el arte. Llevar a casa una tela hecha de tintes naturales a base de plantas, y todas las habilidades necesarias para crear arte a base de flores, así que poder replicar su obra de arte fácilmente con flores, hojas y tallos cosechados, un martillo y tela en casa.

Arreglar y martillar las plantas para crear obras de arte catárticas. ¡Las flores, frutas, hojas… cualquier cosa con pigmento sale! Golpear estas materiales en tela para liberar sus colores y reflejar sus formas de la temporada de crecimiento. De Hulk Smash flores gigantes a dar un golpecito a las hojitas más delicadas para crear acentos o capas, le explicaremos despacio y claro cada aspecto del proceso de martillar junta su obra. Entonces, puede adornan su estufa de cocina, recibidor o pared en blanco con su arte.


Vendor Notices - July 1

Honey Bee Bakery will be absent from the market this Saturday, July 1st. They will return the following week.

Daily Vendors:

Alice Good Coffee

Country Bloomer's Greenhouse

Don's Produce

Kerch Apiary

Steppin' Out Foods

Chris & Lori's Bakehouse will be absent from the market Saturday, July 8th. They will return the following week.

Kopke's Greenhouse has finished vending for the 2023 season. Our many thanks to them for attending market this year!

Blue Moon Community Farm are currently on their early-summer market hiatus. They will return to vend with their tasty certified organic produce in August.


Delicious tarts from Honey Bee Bakery


North, south, east or west; it's a breeze to get to our new market location

with easy access off of both Whitney Way and Mineral Point Road.


Our many thanks to Snaggle Tooth Arts of Wayward Tattoo for the market rabbit graphic!


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