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Libations at The Lanes

Libations at The Lanes

The Howard is a historic and elegant event space located in the heart of Oshkosh. The building, built in 1927, hosts private and community events. On Thursday and Friday evenings, the basement of the venue opens up to the public for bowling, craft beverages, and...

Stick with Sticky Fingers

Stick with Sticky Fingers

As a baker myself, I make a point to try all the local bakeries. I heard from several people that a new bakery was opening in Kaukauna, and as soon as they posted their menu, I couldn’t wait to try it. Right in the heart of downtown Kaukauna, Sticky Fingers opened in...

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Do Not Attempt to Dodge this Caribbean Taste

Do Not Attempt to Dodge this Caribbean Taste

Tuesday. What is there to do on a Tuesday? Hardly anything, ever, really. Tuesday falls too early in the week and yet is so far removed from the weekend. Sometimes it is just another Monday masquerading as a Tuesday. 313 Dodge might just be what you are looking for....

Wisconsin Staples at Gabe’s Wisconsin Kitchen and Tavern

Wisconsin Staples at Gabe’s Wisconsin Kitchen and Tavern

As I’m getting used to living in Wisconsin, I’m discovering some of the Wisconsin staples when it comes to food and spirits. I knew about Spotted Cow and cheese curds before I moved to Wisconsin, but that was about it. Fortunately, Gabe’s Wisconsin Kitchen and Tavern...

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Bushels of Fun at Bauer’s Apple Shed

Bushels of Fun at Bauer’s Apple Shed

As soon as the leaves begin to change, even ever so slightly, so does my weekly menu. When the shades of green turn to red and orange, my refrigerator, once full of peaches, quickly becomes home to all things apple. Taking a trip to a local apple orchard is my...

Faris Popcorn is Poppin’

Faris Popcorn is Poppin’

When I previously lived in Illinois, I became familiar with the popcorn chain “Garrett Popcorn.” One of my favorites mixes was their Garrett Mix, their world famous cheddar and caramel corn mix. When I moved to Wisconsin, I wasn’t sure if I would find a popcorn...

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/