Pewaukee Farmers Market returning this summer

By Matt Masterson - Freeman Staff

April 11, 2014

PEWAUKEE - Following a one-year hiatus, the Pewaukee Farmers Market will be back up and running again this summer.

The Pewaukee Chamber of Commerce is now in charge of running the market, which will begin on May 28 and continue through Sept. 3. It will be open weekly from 3:30 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday afternoons in the parking lot at 1230 Capitol Drive, near Waukesha State Bank and Bubba’s Frozen Custard.

In past years, the market had been held at Queen of Apostles Church until the woman who was running it was no longer able to do so. In 2011,  Waukesha County Technical College took over, but was also unable to continue running it last year.

“People have been real excited that it is back,” said Nancy Waters, the executive director of the Pewaukee Chamber of Commerce. “It is a good time slot too - we wanted to coordinate with the activities that go on on Wednesday nights on the lakefront.”

Waters said she wanted to give guests the option to walk around the market and see the various stalls before heading down to the lakefront for Positively Pewaukee’s “Waterfront Wednesdays” - a free music series held on Wisconsin Ave.

Vendors at the market will  sell a variety of Wisconsin-made crafts and food products - such as breads, cheeses, sandwiches, fruits and vegetables.

Waters hopes to attract a variety of local agra-businesses to sell their goods, while avoiding an overabundance of any single product.

Thus far, she has received applications from an array of vendors selling oatmeal, plants/produce, honey and goat’s milk soap. She said she has also heard from meat and dairy producers who are interested in selling.

“It is something we in the community want,” Waters said.

Applications for the 10-foot vendor stalls are being accepted by the chamber on a first-come, first-serve basis until May 1. For more information, call Waters at 691-8851 or email her at info@pewaukeechamber.org.

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