America’s biggest food holiday is right around the corner, and if you haven’t started considering where you’ll get the best parts of the meal, allow me to assist you in doing so as locally as possible. With the regular farmer’s market season over, your only chances come in very limited dates. There are, however, brick and mortar locations to shopping for local produce and meats in Green Bay and the surrounding area that may take some planning to hit at the right time. We’ve compiled these locations for you as well as any dates and times of indoor farmer’s markets below. As supply chain issues are being threatened in the news, what better way to soothe your anxieties about providing a tasty holiday than to shop from your neighbors?
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They have also just announced pop up winter markets every Saturday at their Kaukauna location with fellow Appleton farmer’s market friends, among them Kickaas Cheese– who makes the best brie in Brown County. If you like brie on your charcuterie board at the holidays, making the trip down to Kaukauna on a Saturday will be well worth it.
Waseda Farms has some beef available at Produce With Purpose, but they also have a location of their own in Downtown De Pere to visit if you’re looking to do something with high quality meat. There is both chicken and turkey available, but the hours are sometimes hard for working people-- 8 am to 2 pm weekdays. You can order through their website as well with shipping, but be warned-- there isn’t much turkey available. Certified organic, pasture raised birds go fast.
Sweet Willow Herbal Co-Op
Sweet Willow Herbal Co-Op is another De Pere location with somewhat limited hours, but with preparation, you can get yourself in the door to shop their smaller selection of local produce that comes in the door from some of the Farmer’s Market growers we’ve enjoyed during the regular season. You can get yourself some lunch when you’re there too--- they’ve got some great soups.
Market On Military
The Thursday Market on Military shifts to the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Saturday mornings each month during the winter. They’re found in the old Office Depot building, and many of the vendors from the Saturday morning market downtown migrate over to this one to continue their sales. This is another great, local event to stop at for your holiday shopping needs.
LoCo WisCo opened up downtown this year, advertising itself as a gift shop of locally crafted goods. If you’re not the host of Thanksgiving this year, LoCo WisCo is a perfect stop to add to your shopping list for host gifts or Wisconsin craft beer and cheese to take with you to the gathering. Their holiday hours have their doors open throughout the entire weekend, making it easy for those of us working a 9-5 during the week to stock up and support local craftsmen, brewers, and cheesemakers.
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