It's been one of those topics of conversation that everyone seems to agree on, but without organization it goes nowhere. Until recently, as Shannon Barbian and friend Sharon Hopp have started the legwork to make a farmer's market a reality in Muskego.
Barbian asked Muskego Patch to help out with a poll of where residents might want to see the market in town, and we were happy to oblige.
"I've been involved with the Brookfield market, and it's killing me that Muskego doesn't already have one," said Barbian, who sells Ney's Big Sky meats at the market. "Our goal here will be to have things be as local as possible, and I've got to believe we've got farmers who would like to join us."
The market is set for Thursdays from 3 to 7 p.m., which Barbian says they chose in order to have vendors participate while still serving people who work. The coming season would include weekly markets from June 6 to October 3.
Barbian and Hopp are looking for interested vendors, and said that the seasonal cost would be $125.
If you are a vendor that has hand made and local products (no national direct sellers, please) and would be interested in signing up, or if you have other questions, please contact Barbian at firstname.lastname@example.org.