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Senior Farmers Market Vouchers Still Available

Aug 15, 2016
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The Oneida County Department on Aging says there are still vouchers available to area residents age 60 or older.

Director of Oneida County Department on Aging Dianne Jacobson says an individual must have a monthly income less than $1,800 or $2,400 for a household of two to qualify for the Senior Farmers Market Vouchers. Eligible residents will receive a $25 voucher to use at any certified farmer’s market.

 

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Memorial Day is approaching and that is the traditional time for Farmers Markets to begin their seasons across Wisconsin.

The Hodag Farmers Market begins May 28 at Pioneer Park in Rhinelander, beginning at 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Spokesperson Steve Richardson says the market continues to grow...

"....well over 20 years ago we started the Farmers Market with just a handful of growers. It's grown exponentially to a point now that up to two dozen growers(attend) in the middle of the season. There's much to choose from. To get the best selection, show up early..."

YMCA Of The Northwoods

The YMCA of the Northwoods will be hosting an indoor farmer's market beginning October 24.

Membership Director Dan Delisle says the "Y" and Northwoods LEAN--linking education, activity, nutrition--are sponsoring the market. He says the market will go on all winter...

Friday was the last day of the summer farmers’ market in Minocqua. But Minocqua and several other communities will be hosting winter farmers markets.

It’s sunny and cold, and customers are loading up on squashes, vegetables, and meats. Typically this would be their last chance to load up on local produce, but this year is different.

“The Woodruff winter market will be started next Friday at the Lakeland Senior Center….It’ll be inside in the multi-purpose room, and I think we’ll have 6, 7, maybe 8 of these vendors will be there all winter long.”

Emily Bright / WXPR News

Eagle River is on the front end of a trend that’s becoming more popular across Wisconsin: winter farmers markets.  The new effort could make local food available all year round, even in a cold Northwoods climate.

When Al Pittelko, executive director of the Eagle River Revitalization Program, was approached about holding a winter farmers’ market, he hesitated.

“I said how can we when we don’t have any farmers’ stuff," he said, "but they do.”