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What's fresh in Milwaukee's farmers markets this summer

For casual foodies and chefs alike, the joy of shopping the local farmers markets is upon us again. Today, we're talking about what's fresh about the markets this summer.

Each Friday on Radio Milwaukee, Milwaukee Magazine’s dining critic, Ann Christenson, and 88Nine’s foodie Tarik Moody discuss Milwaukee’s culinary and restaurant culture on This Bites. This Bites is supported by Society Insurance.

Read more and listen to the whole podcast below to hear our conversation on the latest about Milwaukee's outdoor markets, some other food news and about Tarik's mini food adventure through L.A. last weekend.

Farmer's Markets

Westown Farmers Market

The Westown Farmers’ Market features more than 50 vendors selling Wisconsin-grown produce and flowers, food trucks and carts, handcrafted art and jewelry, lunch from area restaurants and live music downtown in Zeidler park every Wednesday this summer. If you work downtown, this is where you'll want to be spending your lunch hour once a week.

West Allis Farmers Market

In peak season, many local chefs can be found at the West Allis Farmers Market, so you know its good. While it's still a bit early to see a lot of the produce, the market will still be bustling with the "Urban Market" on June 13. Food trucks and prepared foods will be taking place of many produce vendors until the fruits and veggies are ripe.

Restaurant news

Rice 'n' Roll has a new, fresher menu in honor of its third year in business on the East Side. Milwaukee Magazine's review will have your mouth watering...

Food events this week

Pizza Man Rosé Dinner

We just recently discovered our love for rosé. If you did too, Pizza Man on Downer has a dinner for you on June 19. Taste your way through Gérard Bertrand Wineries line of rosés with a four courses of French plates that Chef Jeff is creating to pair with each wine.

A visit to LaClare Farms

The Village Cheese Shop in Tosa is going on a field trip to LaClare Farms in Malone, WI on June 10. LaClare is an award-winning producer of goat and cow milk cheeses. After meeting at the farm, there will be a creamery tour, a cheese tasting and a smorgasbord-style brunch at LaClare's cafe including eggs, ham, sausages, cheesy potatoes, yogurt, cheese and dessert. Reserve a spot for this Sunday here.

P.S., if you are a chef or a restaurant and have a food-related announcement or event, please send us any information or press release to

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