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In Milwaukee, winter is not the end of farmers market season

As colder weather approaches, your favorite outdoor farmer's market might have closed for the season, but that doesn't mean you can't get that fresh, local produce all year long, thanks to the indoor Winter Farmers Market.

Each week 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.

Listen to the podcast and read more below to hear more about the Winter Farmers Market, a Dori Greenspan Lunch, Bittercube Bar & Bazaar and news from View MKE.

Milwaukee Winter Farmers Market

The Milwaukee Winter Farmers Market opens on November 3, 2018. You may not have known about this weekly farmers market in the Mitchell Park Domes, but it's been around for 10 seasons.

You can visit it on Saturdays from November 3 - March 30 (except November 24 and December 29) from 8 a.m. to noon.

The Milwaukee Winter Farmers Market brings together about 50 weekly vendors in the Greenhouse Annex at the Mitchell Park Domes. There, agricultural vendors offer high quality fruit, vegetables, meat, eggs, poultry and dairy products. Local food vendors also bring a wide variety of freshly baked goods, jams, cider, honey, maple syrup, sauces and soups, as well as delicious global cuisine.

This year, the market will have more vegan food vendors and more Fondy Farm vendors like Alice's Garden and Redstone Rice.

And here's a pro-tip: Take advantage of the veggie valet. The market offers a free "coat check" to store your haul while continuing to shop or run other errands.

Other Milwaukee food news and culinary events

Dorie Greenspan and her new book "Everyday Dorie: The Way I Cook"

November 3, Bartolotta’s Lake Park Bistro is hosting an author luncheon featuring New York Times food columnist and multiple James Beard Award winning chef Dorie Greenspan, the author of a new cookbook. The chefs at Lake Park Bistros will be taking on her recipes and serving them while Dorie speaks. Unfortunately, the event is sold out. But Ann did get in interview with this no-nonsense and inspiring self-taught chef and baker. They spoke to each other about cooking simply and using what you have in your refrigerator to experiment. You can read that interview in the November issue of Milwaukee Magazine, which is on shelves now.

Bittercube Bar & Bazaar

Bittercube is quickly becoming one of the most popular bitters in the country—we've been seeing it everywhere when we travel. Now, the company has finally upgraded its warehouse and factory to a permanent space on Lisbon in the Sherman Park neighborhood. Not only has it upped its distribution game, but the upgraded spot includes the brand new Bittercube Bar & Bazaar. The concept features a cocktail bar and tasting area where you can sample drinks, then explore the "bazaar" to buy the ingredients to recreate them at home. Bittercube Bar & Bazaar is open now.

 View MKE review

Ann reviewed View MKE, the new restaurant in the old Wolf Peach building. Like Wolf Peach, View is doing a lot of wood-fired pizzas. Ann wasn't really a fan of those. But she says it is also doing a lot of well-executed small plates. She liked the Korean beef tartare with gochujang aioli and the seared moonfish. Overall, she says its a worthy Wolf Peach successor.

Director of Digital | Radio Milwaukee