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Written by KRISTYN HALBIG ZIEHM   
Wednesday, 31 May 2017 18:24

Port to host first farmers market of the season Saturday


    Summer seems to have arrived in Port Washington — after all, the outdoor pool will open Monday, June 5, and the farmers market will open for the season Saturday, June 3.
    The market, operated by Port Main Street Inc., is held on Main Street between Franklin and Wisconsin streets from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 28, except on Fish Day, July 15.
  Daily Press  The market will open with about 23 vendors, Main Street Executive Director Maureen McCourt Boylan said, selling honey, bakery, goat milk soap, sweets, arts and crafts. There will also be wood artisans and an Old World knife sharpener, she said.
    By the end of the market’s run, there will be more than 35 vendors, Boylan said, adding that they continue to seek new vendors.
    There will be a variety of music — everything from blues and Irish tunes to rustic Americana and Caribbean cantina-style — at the markets beginning on July 1, she said, and health and wellness tips and recipes will be distributed each month as well.        
    The market, in conjunction with Gallery 224, will again hold a plein air painting contest in August, Boylan added.
    A dedicated website for the market is being constructed, she said, and should be up and running soon.
    Until then, anyone interested in becoming a vendor should email Ross Leinweber at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
    The Port Washington farmers market, likely the longest running in Ozaukee County, is just one of many operating in the county.
    The others include:
    n In Thiensville, there’s a market every Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. from June 13 through Oct. 24, except July 4, at Village Park.
    n Fredonia will hold a farmers market from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays from June 14 through Nov. 8 at the Fredonia Government Center, 242 Fredonia Ave.
    n In Cedarburg, the market runs from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays from June 21 through Oct. 25, at Firemen’s Park on Washington Avenue.
    n Saukville’s market is held every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 25 through October, except Sept. 3, at Veterans Park.
    n In Grafton, a market will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every Thursdays from July 5 through September at Veteran’s Memorial Park.