Greetings from the Stahl-Conrad Homestead,
Our last market of the season is this Saturday October 22th from 8am-Noon. The forecast indicates great weather for this late season market. However if the weather doesn't cooperate on Saturday, a number of venders will just move into the barn for more comfortable shopping!
Winter Produce: This is your last chance to stock up on storable produce such as winter squashes (I love butternut squash myself), pumpkins, garlic, apples, etc, or purchase a larger quantity of end of season items for freezing or canning to carry you through the upcoming winter months. I'll have some recipes and ideas for utilizing these late season squashes and pumpkins.
Jerry's Orchard will be back for probably the last time, since he is retiring from the orchard business. We will greatly miss him at the market. Stop by and choose from a variety of apple varieties.
Hummer Hill Wood Crafts will be on hand with a number of items which make great holiday gifts.
Beauty by Brenna will also have items which make great gifts and/or you can you to pamper yourself in the coming colder months.
Sue Ski's Farm should also be on hand with Worm Casting Fertilizer.
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. Just ask for me and I can help you obtain the tokens. We are NOT able to accept Credit/Debit purchases at this time. As always, vendors also accept WIC and Senior FMNP (farmers market nutrition program) vouchers.
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.
For a listing of vendors and upcoming events, visit our website at: www.HarvestattheHomestead.org
Hope to see you on Saturday.
Market Manager for the Stahl-Conrad Homestead