Greetings from the Stahl-Conrad Homestead,
Our 7th market of the season is this Saturday September 3rd from 8am-Noon. Only three more markets left this season (9/17, 10/8, 10/22). I expect this to be our biggest one of the year!
SNAP / QWEST: We are now able to accept SNAP funds (ie. Qwest Card) at the market. We have an electronic (EBT) point of sale (POS) unit in the kitchen of the house where SNAP recipients can obtain wooden tokens to purchase eligible foods at the market. We are NOT able to accept Credit/Debit purchases at this time.
SPECIALTY BOOTH: This week we will have an Aurora Registered Dietitian providing meal planning ideas to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into your diet. Fruit & Veggies - More Matters!
Slow Food $5 Challenge - Soup Sale: Slow Food WiSE will be selling locally sourced soup for $10/quart (meal for two) as part of Slow Food's $5 Challenge to help take back the 'value meal' by enjoying a slow food meal that costs $5 or less. For more ideas visit: www.SlowFoodUSA.org/5Challenge
I'll also be providing some musical ambiance again this week (guitar/vocals) periodically between 9am and 11am.
REGULAR VENDORS: I expect the most vendors of the season present at the market this week!
Non-food vendors this week: Curly Fleece Sheep Farm, Beauty by Brenna, Hummer Hill Wood Crafts, 3 Ring Sticks, Sue Ski's Farm, and Messiah Lutheran Church.
For a full listing of vendors and upcoming events, visit our website at: www.HarvestattheHomestead.org
PRODUCE THIS WEEK: This week I expect to see most of the following items: Apples, Carrots, Corn, Beets, Beans, Bok Choy, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Cilantro, Cucumbers, Eggs, Eggplant (globe and slender varieties), Garlic, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Melons, Peas, Peppers (bell, jalapeno, poblano, and more), Potatoes, Summer squash, Winter Squash, Swiss chard, TOMATOES, Zucchini, and more....
I'm sure I'm missing a number of other items that you might find there this week.
NEW EXHIBIT: The Stahl-Conrad Homestead has put together a new exhibit this year, "Making a Living on the Land", which will be open during all 2011 markets. It features the agricultural history of Hales Corners and the surrounding area. Using the numerous artifacts donated by Lloyd Conrad and other members and friends of the Homestead, the exhibit will recall the early days of the village—a time when Hales Corners was a farm community that supplied the growing city of Milwaukee.
Hope to see you on Saturday.
Market Manager for the Stahl-Conrad Homestead