Westown Association
Press Release

The Westown Farmers’ Market Opens Tomorrow

Downtown Milwaukee’s Destination for Lunch on Wednesdays

By - Jun 5th, 2018 09:01 am
Westown Farmer's Market. Photo by Jeramey Jannene.

Westown Farmer’s Market. Photo by Jeramey Jannene.

MILWAUKEE—Downtown Milwaukee’s oldest and largest open-air market, the Westown Farmers’ Market, will return to Zeidler Union Square tomorrow, Wednesday, June 6. The Westown Association will welcome vendors, shoppers, and musicians back to the square, located at 301 W. Michigan Street, to celebrate the opening day of the market.

The Westown Farmers’ Market is open every Wednesday, June 6 – October 31 (except July 4) from 10a.m. to 2p.m. The market is host to 13+ lunch vendors which include a variety of food trucks, local restaurants and food carts. Shoppers can also enjoy prepared food selections, handcrafted art, and locally grown produce from over 50 onsite vendors during the peak of the season.

New vendors for this year’s market include:
– Marco Pollo: Fried, breaded chicken with a variety of sauces
– Little Havana Express: Cuban sandwiches and empanadas
– Munchies MKE: Specialty grilled cheese sandwiches
– The Frying Dutchman: Dutch cuisine
– Greek Street: Gyros and other Greek cuisine
– Brew City Pickles: Assorted pickled veggies and salsas
– Cakes by Linda Kay, LLC: Cakes, cobblers, cookies, etc.
 Sweet Joy Brigadiro: Brazilian chocolate truffles and sweets
– Madame Macaron MKE: Fresh French macarons
– Algo Dulce: Variety of Aguas Frescas and Mexican fruit cups
– Sweet Rings: Handmade donuts
– Tizzy Dee: Handcrafted, fashion forward crocheted items
– Soap Passion: Homemade soap products
– Aromatic Acres: Cut flowers, culinary herbs and specialty vegetables
– SL Fresh Produce: Fresh vegetables and fruits
– Milwaukee’s Fabled Farm: Fresh vegetables
– The Victory Garden Farm: Fresh heirloom vegetables and herbs
– Milwaukee Home Grown: Fresh flowers and vegetables
– Schoobie Gardens: Fresh vegetables

For a list of all vendors expected at this year’s market, please visit: https://www.westown.org/neighborhood-events/westown-farmers-market/westown-farmers-market-vendors/

New this year: market patrons now have the option of driving to the Westown Farmers’ Market. Parking will be provided by Interstate Parking at 615 N. 4th Street for $3.00. Parking validation is available at the Westown tent with proof of $10 purchase from market vendors.

The market also has a full schedule of music and events for patrons to enjoy. See the performance lineup below.

Market Date Performer Special Programming
June 6 Jim Madritsch
June 13 Mathew Haeffel
June 20 TBA World Refugee Day
June 27 Roxie Beane
July 4 No Market
July 11 Steve Cohen
July 18 Brecken Miles
July 25 Michael Tinker Tierney Customer Appreciation Day
August 1 Joe Wray
August 8 Claire Kelly
August 15 Artists Working in Education, Irish Dancers, Gypsy Geoff, and Story Time Children’s Day
August 22 Josh Cohen
August 29 Derek Sallmann
September 5 Texas Dave Trio
September 12 Ian Gould
September 19 John Stano

No special programming after September 19th.

For information on the Westown Farmers’ Market, contact the Westown Association at (414) 276-6696, katelyn@westown.org or visit http://www.westown.org/neighborhood-events/westown-farmers-market/.

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