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October in our Sights

Pumpkin bouquets are back at Country Bloomer's Greenhouse


October in our Sights

Sometimes it takes the first real chill in the air of fall to get in the mood for the seasonal favorites.

The crisp breeze at market this past weekend certainly did the trick as shoppers lined up for fall staples like beautiful heads of cauliflower from Natalie's Garden & Greenhouse (pictured) or gallons of fresh apple cider.

Our youngest musical act, the Starr Grass Band, delighted our ears while we grabbed jars of Wisconsin maple syrup from Open Kettle Farms, dreaming of the flapjacks to come Sunday morning in our warm kitchens.

The sight of winter squash can no longer be ignored as it shows up in greater quantity by the week and with more varieties now available too.

Less flashy than squash, but equally delicious, celeriac is in at JenEhr Family Farm (pictured). This ugly duckling of the produce world holds a burst of celery flavor on the inside and makes a fantastic wholesome soup.

The cool fall weather does bring to mind the warm and hearty dishes, but some fall finds are best indulged in right off the market table.

Ground cherries from Emerald Meadows Family Farm (pictured) make a great and easy snack without the hassle of cooking, though we wouldn't turn down a nice slice of ground cherry pie.

As we move into October this weekend, the end of the market season starts to come into focus. We won't start the countdown just yet, but for now be content to take in each of these remaining markets with appreciation and a hearty appetite.

See you at market!

Ben Zimmerman

Market Manager

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Market Notices: October 1st

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

Rude Brew Kombucha, These Days Juice Co. & Ernie's African Kick Sauce will join us this weekend as daily vendors.

Urban Gourmet will be absent from the market this Saturday, October 1st. They will return the following week.

Door County Fruit Market has finished vending for the 2022 season. They thank everyone for a great year and will be back with us again in 2023.

Flyte Family Farm has finished vending for the 2022 season. They wish to thank all their customers this year and look forward to seeing you all again in 2023. If you're up in the Coloma area this fall, check out their many on farm offerings, including a great corn maze!


Market on the Move in 2023

We've got some big news to share regarding the 2023 market season. Many of you have already seen the news that UW Health is planning on building a new clinic in part of the market occupied lots starting next year.

With construction slated to begin next spring, we're happy to announce we'll be relocating to the MG&E Innovation Center inside University Research Park in 2023. Located about 1.5 miles south of our current location, the new market site will offer room for our vendors, along with ample parking space for our shoppers, as well as a shaded picnic area for everyone to relax and enjoy their market goods while listening to music and taking in those great market mornings.

We'll have more details to come later in the summer, but rest assured that the WCM will remain a great fixture of the west side community for years to come. For the remainder of 2022, you can find us each and every week at 750 University Row into early November.


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


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