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Friday, September 2, 2011

Stahl-Conrad Homestead Farmers Markets

Greetings from the Stahl-Conrad Homestead,  
Our 6th market of the season is this Saturday September 3rd from 8am-Noon.
Only four more markets left this season (9/3, 9/17, 10/8, 10/22). 

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 Master Gardener Jack Williams will return with home gardening tips. Stop by and tap his knowledge. I will also have information on the Eat Local Challenge. The Challenge takes place over the first two weeks of September, and its goal is to encourage us all to takes steps toward eating (Delicious) locally produced foods.

I'll also be providing some musical ambiance this week (guitar/vocals).

NEW VENDORS: APPLES, APPLES, APPLES - Jerry's Orchard will be at the market this week for the first time this season.

REGULAR VENDORS:  Sweet Somethings tells me they will have pumpkin bars and monkey bread (new), along with their regular items. Wash it down with a coffee (hot or iced) from the Friends of the Hales Corners Pool. 

NON-FOOD VENDORS THIS WEEK: Beauty by Brenna returns, along with Wildtree, Hummer Hill Wood Crafts, and Earthbound's concrete leaf castings.

For a full listing of vendors and upcoming events, visit our website at: 

PRODUCE THIS WEEK: This week I expect to see most of the following items:
Carrots, Corn, Beets, Beans (green, yellow), Bok Choy, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Cilantro, Cucumbers, Dill, Eggs, Eggplant (globe and slender varieties), Garlic, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Peas, Peppers (bell, jalapeno, poblano, and more), Potatoes, Summer 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.


Robert Stockinger
Market Manager for the Stahl-Conrad Homestead 
Cell# 414-708-0584

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