The 2020 season of the Westown Farmers’ Market has been canceled
MILWAUKEE – After its initial postponement, Westown Association ultimately announced the decision to cancel the 2020 season of the Westown Farmers’ Market. In addition to safety and health concerns due to COVID-19, other challenges also influenced this decision.
According to a survey conducted by Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21, downtown office managers expect only 33% of employees to return to their offices by September 1, 2020. As the downtown workforce is the market’s primary customer base, vendors depend on their attendance each week. Furthermore, construction on Third Street between Michigan Street and Everett Street is expected to last for several months, which affects a significant number of vendors’ accessibility to Zeidler Union Square.
“Over the last few months, we have been optimistic with our plans, however, many factors out of our control have impacted our ability to host a safe and successful market in 2020,” said Stacie Callies, Executive Director of Westown Association. “After careful consideration and valuable feedback, we believe the decision to cancel the 2020 season is in the best interest of our vendors, customers and the organization. We will miss seeing you this summer, but we look forward to hosting an exciting market in 2021.”
Westown Association encourages market patrons to continue supporting the local businesses that operate at the market. A list of the Westown Farmers’ Market’s vendors can be found at www.westown.org with information on delivery and pick- up options. The list will be updated as more information becomes available.
- Cocktails To Go Bill Enjoys Industry Support - Graham Kilmer - Jan 15th, 2021
- WI Daily: 2,269 New COVID-19 Cases - Jeramey Jannene - Jan 15th, 2021
- Supervisor Wasserman Receives Second Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine - Sup. Sheldon Wasserman - Jan 15th, 2021
- State Starts $300 Unemployment Supplements - Rachael Vasquez - Jan 15th, 2021
- Wisconsin Creating Mobile Vaccination Teams - Graham Kilmer - Jan 15th, 2021
- Gov. Evers Announces DHS Assisted Living Facilities Will Begin Federal Pharmacy Partnership Program to Receive COVID-19 Vaccines - Wisconsin Department of Health Services - Jan 15th, 2021
- Eyes on Milwaukee: Rent Down 1% Locally Since Start of Pandemic - Jeramey Jannene - Jan 15th, 2021
- Gov. Evers Announces Launch of Mobile Vaccination Teams - Gov. Tony Evers - Jan 15th, 2021
- MKE County: COVID-19 Upward Trend Continues - Graham Kilmer - Jan 15th, 2021
- WI Daily: 2,712 New COVID-19 Cases - Jeramey Jannene - Jan 14th, 2021
Read more about Coronavirus Pandemic here