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Memorial Day Weekend

Cacti of all sizes from Phil Friedl (The Cactus Guy)


Memorial Day Weekend

What was forecasted to be rainy day turned out to be a great market last weekend. We'll take those change of plans anytime.

While brief, we saw the first morels & wild golden oyster mushrooms of the season from Happy Valley Farm (pictured) & McCluskey Brothers.

With one weekend left in May, you can still expect a great selection of plants for your gardening needs.

Flower starts and hanging baskets were moving over at Kopke's Greenhouse, while up at Emerald Meadows Family Farm the greens starts looked phenomenal (pictured).

For those with grill/cookout ambitions, the market is the place to start your shopping with all the meats, cheese and produce needs.

As May is National Beef Month, why not treat yourself to your favorite steak from Highland Spring Farm from their amazing Scottish Highland cattle. They also offer ground chuck and hot dogs for those cookout needs.

If beef doesn't float your boat, then head over to ParKelm Farm for their great selection of pastured pork products. While you're there ask about their crazy deal on whole and half hogs, a great opportunity to load up!

Of course if you're looking for a little roughage to balance out the bacon, JenEhr Family Farm is your next stop with their delicious and tender greens, like their baby kale mix (pictured).

Another addition for the grill is asparagus and there's plenty to be had around the market from vendors like Black Earth Valley, Ka Vang Thao & Yang Family Farm.

We hope you all join us this weekend for another great market and we wish everyone a peaceful Memorial Day.

See you at market!

Ben Zimmerman

Market Manager

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Market Notices: May 28th

Swing by the Info Tent and pick up a free Westside Community Market yard sign, or grab one set out in the aisle.

Phil Friedl (The Cactus Guy) will be at market this weekend with his cacti and assorted succulents for sale.

The Double Dollars program returns June 4th. FoodShare shoppers can get up to $25 matched each week.


Farm & Market Job Openings

Whether you're looking for something part-time or more involved, working for one of the market vendors is always a rewarding experience. Delicious produce as a job perk? Yes please!

Blue Moon Community Farm, outside of Stoughton, is hiring for both field crew staff, working at the farm and market staff who will person their booth at the WCM. Check out their website here for more info, including how to apply.

County Line Plants & Produce, north of Deforest, is hiring for a field position this season. Contact farmer Cathy via email at

Emerald Meadows Family Farm, outside of Columbus, is hiring for their field crew this season, which includes working some market Saturdays at the WCM. Check out their website here for more info, including how to apply.


We love this heat scale from Savory Accents


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


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