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Connecting with Oshkosh Food Co-Op

Connecting with Oshkosh Food Co-Op

Oshkosh is about to get another grocery store. But it’s not like a regular grocery store, it’s a cool grocery store. Oshkosh Food Co-Op (OFC) is set to open their grocery store around summer 2021 in central Oshkosh, a USDA designated food desert. The store will be...

Guides

Adding a Little Humor – Poppy Avenue Boutique

Adding a Little Humor – Poppy Avenue Boutique

A Welcome Addition to Appleton Sometimes you need a little humor when it comes to gift giving, and we found the perfect gifts for the wine lover or beer drinker in your life. Several years ago I started patronizing Poppy Avenue Boutique and have become friends with...

Red Door Mercantile – A Foodie Wonderland

Red Door Mercantile – A Foodie Wonderland

A few months ago I told Tina from Red Door Mercantile about my new food blog I was creating. If you have never gotten a chance to visit Red Door Mercantile, Tina is one of the kindest and most welcoming shop owners I have ever met. Not only was she excited for me, she...

Restaurant Reviews

Supporting Our Community, Moon Water Cafe

Supporting Our Community, Moon Water Cafe

A Cute and Cozy CafeTucked away on Lawe St. in Appleton is a sweet little gem called Moon Water Cafe. Regrettably, I hadn’t even heard of Moon Water until just a few weeks ago. I finally got the chance to check it out and I am SO happy I was able to! Cute and cozy...

Meade St Bistro – Appleton’s Latest Contemporary Bistro

Meade St Bistro – Appleton’s Latest Contemporary Bistro

A Hidden Gem on Meade Street Meade St Bistro is a newer restaurant to the Fox Valley. You’ll find them on the corner of Northland Ave and Meade St in Appleton. They have a wide array of food, to satisfy any craving. Steak, seafood, salads, burgers you name it! Meade...

Shopping Local

I Knead to Tell you About Thunderbird Bakery in Oshkosh

I Knead to Tell you About Thunderbird Bakery in Oshkosh

Since relocating to Oshkosh, my fiance and I have done a good job of finding our new go-to's for things like groceries, pizza, burgers, etc. However, we had yet to find a good bakery in town. That is until we stumbled upon Thunderbird Bakery in Oshkosh. I knew about...

Nosh Fox Valley’s Holiday Gift Guide 2020

Nosh Fox Valley’s Holiday Gift Guide 2020

Nosh Fox Valley's Holiday Gift Guide 2020 The best part of running Nosh Fox Valley is the connections with the restaurants and local businesses in our community while enjoying the creativity and passion they have for the services and products they have created for our...

Saturday mornings in Wisconsin are meant for the Farmers Market.

Today I decided visit the Oshkosh Farmers Market after many of our readers (especially the couples I met at Bar 430!) suggested I make a visit. And it was the first of hopefully many.

Being from Appleton, I did not expect the Farmers Market in Oshkosh to be as large as it was.  It expends for blocks. The road is lined with large planters of flowers, trees and architecture that reviles the larger cities in our state. The atmosphere is beautiful, and the large bustling crowd attested to fact that it’s a community favorite.

I came with the intention of making the majority of this week’s grocery purchases at the Farmers Market. I had a hard time not purchasing more than I needed. From the start I ran into one high quality vendor after the next, offering the bounty of a late summer harvest. No matter what your budget or preferences you will be able to find what you are looking for at the Oshkosh Farmers Market.

Our family eats mainly organic. We purchased produce from Pickett Produce, and Olden Farms. We also purchased a loaf of Sour Dough from Thunderbird Bakery.

Fun Finds, Pop Tarts!

Baked goods have always been a hard item for me to pass up when visiting a Farmers Market. The Oshkosh Farmers Market offers a plethora of different items, from many of the areas bakeries. You can find breads, pies and some delicous pastries.

One pastry I couldn’t help but purchase was the pop-tarts from Freedom Farm LLC, located in Rosendale, Wisconsin. Freedom Farm offered four different flavors of pop-tarts; Strawberry, Blueberry, Apple and Door County Cherry. I purchased the Door County Cherry.

The crust was delicious, with just enough frosting and filled with real cherry pie filling. If you haven’t tried them or are planning on visiting the Oshkosh Farmers Market next week, make sure you stop by Freedom Farm’s booth and grab any of the incredibly tasty flavors.

It’s Almost Apple Season!

Are you already sipping pumpkin spice lattes, and wearing your favorite flannel? I personally love fall and am one of those people that runs to get my first tastes and experiences of fall. I was delighted to find early apples at the Farmers Market.  Redmond’s Apple Basket Orchard located in Ripon, Wisconsin. Redmond’s had three beautiful varieties of apples available. Pictured are the Ginger Gold variety. If you are unable to visit them at the Farmers Market on Saturdays, they have a Retail Store at their orchard that is open Thursday-Sunday 10:00am to 5:00pm. I also recieved a tip that they have fresh made donuts for their patrons on Sundays.

While Shopping I had the pleasure of speaking with, Michelle Schmid-Schultz, the Market Manager of the Oshkosh Farmers Market about her goals for the Farmers Market. She explained to me that it was important during the current COVID-19 pandemic that she continue making the Farmers Market a fun safe environment that our community can enjoy despite the impact of social distancing.

Michelle has made every effort to keep the Oshkosh Farmers Market as close to what everyone is familiar with as possible. She has even, despite controversy kept the food truck vendors and crafters. She told me she felt it was essential, because we need to support all small businesses. Many of vendors employ students from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and some even are run by retirees. Michelle explained to me she felt without the Farmers Market that many students might not be able to afford their tuition, and retirees might not be able to afford their living expenses.

As we spoke, Michelle moved between vendors to ensure that everyone was adhering to Wisconsin’s current regulations. If you are reluctant to venture out, or fearful to visit, please be rest assured that the Oshkosh Farmers Market is doing it’s best to keep our communities safe.

This year the Oshkosh Farmers Market is celebrating 20 years! If you have not, please consider donating to this orginzation or purchasing one of the many great items available at their booth to help support a great cause and vital asset to our community. I purchased one of the masks available at the booth and have recieved many compliments.

The Oshkosh Farmers Market

Saturdays between 400 & 500 Blocks of N Main St
& 100 Block of Church Ave
Oshkosh, Wisconsin

8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  
(Rain or Shine)-provided there are no safety concerns.

You can find more information at their Facebook & Instagram and on their site http://www.osfmi.com/

As we spoke, Michelle moved between vendors to ensure that everyone was adhering to Wisconsin’s current regulations. If you are reluctant to venture out, or fearful to visit, please be rest assured that the Oshkosh Farmers Market is doing it’s best to keep our communities safe.

This year the Oshkosh Farmers Market is celebrating 20 years! If you have not, please consider donating to this orginzation or purchasing one of the many great items available at their booth to help support a great cause and vital asset to our community. I purchased one of the masks available at the booth and have recieved many compliments.

The Oshkosh Farmers Market

Saturdays between 400 & 500 Blocks of N Main St
& 100 Block of Church Ave
Oshkosh, Wisconsin

8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  
(Rain or Shine)-provided there are no safety concerns.

You can find more information at their Facebook & Instagram and on their site http://www.osfmi.com/