National Dairy Month
Sheep Milk Feta from Landmark Creamery
National Dairy Month
Jumping into spring, we get another reason to celebrate the deep agricultural roots here in Wisconsin with National Dairy Month.
It's hard to think of Wisconsin without thinking
about all our delicious cheese, from the smallest curd to the giant wheel of artisanal Emmentaler swiss.
At market, we're proud to have vendors offering a diverse array of cheese made from cow, sheep & goat milk. Murphy Farms has your curds fix covered, while also offering an amazing cottage cheese (pictured).
Down the line, Landmark Creamery elevates any dish or cheese board with offerings like their Pecora Nocciola, a pecorino-style sheep's milk cheese or their Rebel Miel, a beer-washed cheese that screams Wisconsin dairy love.
Across the way, Dreamfarm brings in a great selection of organic goat's milk & cow's milk cheeses (pictured), including a weekly chèvre accented with the changing flavors of the season.
While they're winding down their dairy operation, McCluskey Brothers Shillelagh Glen Farms has a limited selection of their organic cheeses, such as butterkaese, mild cheddar and Móinéar Cáis (Meadow Cheese).
In the upper lot Farmer Johns' Cheese offers a broad selection of block cheeses, curds in many flavors and assorted specialty options liked Smoked Gouda & Colby Caliente.
While we look forward to celebrating all things dairy this month, we're also looking forward to the return of the Double Dollars program this week.
This great program facilitated by the Community Action Coalition for South Central Wisconsin, lets FoodShare shoppers match up to $25 for free each market! Check out their website for more information or stop by the Info Tent to inquire further and to use your FoodShare card.
From dairy to double dollars, there's always something to celebrate when you start your Saturday with a market visit.
See you at market!
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Market Notices: June 4th
Swing by the Info Tent and pick up a free Westside Community Market yard sign, or grab one set out in the aisle.
Country Bloomer's Greenhouse will join us this weekend as a pop-in vendor.
Campo di Bella will be absent from the market this weekend. They will return on June 18th.
West Star Organics has finished vending for the 2022 season. They'd like to thank their customers and look forward to returning next season.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Always a great selection at Farmer Johns' Cheese
Our many thanks to Snaggle Tooth Arts of Wayward Tattoo for the market rabbit graphic!