Whitelaw beekeeper Gary Sydow sells honey at the inaugural Manitowoc Winter Market Nov. 12.(Photo: Courtesy of Patricia Sampe)
MANITOWOC – Locals who want their fix of grass-fed meat, organic Brussels sprouts, homemade syrup and fermented kombucha don’t have to pine for the days of summer.
That’s when the weather would normally be friendly enough to beckon farmers’ market-goers to open-air food vendors’ tents. But an effort this year to introduce a new Manitowoc Winter Market — indoors and snow-free — has gotten off the ground.
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The food-based market’s inaugural kickoff was earlier this month, and more markets are slated to run Nov. 26, Dec. 10 and 31, and Jan. 14 and 28.
Apples from Log Cabin Orchards of Plymouth at Manitowoc’s inaugural Winter Market Nov. 12. (Photo: Courtesy of Patricia Sampe)
The events touting locally produced foodstuffs and other homemade products are running periodically inside Manitowoc’s CrossFit business, 3651 Dewey St., on the city’s far southwest side and down the road from the Harbor Town Center.
“People have access to fresh products grown locally all winter long, which is what people want,” said Patricia Sampe, one of the main organizers behind the food-based market. “A lot of people really want to have these choices.”
Besides pleasing local foodies with an interest in organic and regionally grown foods, Sampe said the events aim to boost local farmers’ incomes.
Sampe said the…
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