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Sweater Weather

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Sweater Weather

The best of the fall season comes and goes quick like the burst of color on the trees before the leaves fall.

Getting out to each of the fall markets gives us a chance to enjoy the fleeting wonders, while stocking up for the long winter season to come.

Mums from Country Bloomers Greenhouse (pictured) brighten our steps as the days grow shorter.

The oncoming frosts remind us to snatch up the last of the tomato harvest for canning and fresh eating.

Colder temps also give reminders about the oncoming cold/flu season and Fungi Farmers have you covered with their array of dried mushroom powders for that extra boost (pictured).

The color and flash of fall pull us to seasonal favorites, but with a handful of markets left there are also plenty of special finds to be enjoyed as well.

To that end, check out the fresh, never frozen guinea fowl offered by Bryant Family Farms this weekend, a unique and delicious poultry offering that's sure to be a hit. (Check out this link for recipe ideas).

Before freezing nights become a daily concern, fall is also a great time to enjoy the final floral bouquets of the season, like the pictured dahlias from Lor Farm.

So grab an extra layer as you venture out to market this Saturday, with lows dipping almost to freezing overnight. While the chill may reach down deep, a stroll through market, a pot of mulled cider and a roast in the oven will warm you up and make fall feel as cozy as ever.

One last thing before we go... did we mention Wetherby Cranberry Co. returns this weekend?

See you at market!

Ben Zimmerman

Market Manager

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Market Notices: October 8th

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

JenEhr Family Farm will be wrapping up their season early this year. Catch them this week (10/8) and next (10/15) for their final two markets.

Savory Accents will be absent from the market this Saturday, October 8th. They will return the following week.

McCluskey Brothers Shillelagh Glen Farms. & Ernie's African Kick Sauce will join us this weekend as daily vendors.

Don's Produce & 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.


Pie/sauce apples from Pleasant Springs Orchard


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


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