West Allis Farmers Market Turns 100

May 14, 2019
Shepherd Express

Since 1919, the West Allis Farmers Market (6501 W. National Ave.) has been a foundation of the community, serving as a lively, festive marketplace connecting urban residents with rural farmers selling vegetables, fruit, flowers, honey, maple syrup and artisan foods.

Caitlyn White, tourism and event coordinator for West Allis, says the city has always run the market, and as of this year, their communications department is taking over operations (in the past, the city’s health department had also run the market). A newly formed farmers market committee of eight volunteers includes three farm vendors, city employees and a West Allis resident.

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