The farm-to-table movement is thriving in Racine County.
The county's rolling farmland produces a variety of crops, including cabbage, pumpkins, strawberries, apples, corn, wheat and soybeans. An abundance of fresh, locally-grown produce is found from spring through fall at farmers' markets, roadside stands and grocers throughout the county.
The push toward fresh, locally produced, locally consumed foods includes salad greens and specialty vegetables grown year-round in area greenhouses. You'll find these items at local restaurants and in produce aisles.
Shopping Racine County farmers' markets is an adventure. You'll want to arrive early to see what's new each week! You'll find everything from honey to home-baked bread. Some locations offer cooking demonstrations and entertainment. The farmers are happy to share samples and preparation tips.
Here is where you'll find farmers' markets in Racine County. Watch the Real Racine website for updates on hours of operation.
Fountain Banquet Hall parking lot, 8505 Durand Ave.
Mondays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. from early June through late October.
Parking lot south of DeVita Dialysis clinic, 3113 Washington Ave.
Wednesdays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m. to 12 noon from mid-May through October. Seasonal fruits, vegetables, flowers, plants. 262-497-8967
Great Lakes Farmers' Market
Milaeger's, 4838 Douglas Ave., Caledonia.
Sundays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. year-round (except New Year's, Easter and Christmas weekends) www.milaegers.com
Village Square Park, Main Street and 10th Avenue.
Tuesdays 2 to 6 p.m. from early June through October. Vegetables, fruits, honey, crafts, kettle corn, live entertainment. 262-617-9922.
Burlington Farmers Market
Wehmhoff Square, Washington and Pine Streets
Thursdays 3 to 7 p.m. from early May through late October. Produce, meat, cheese, demonstrations and live entertainment.
7 Mile Fair
2720 W. 7 Mile Road (I-94 and 7 Mile Road), Raymond
Saturdays and Sundays 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. from May through October. Admission