About that new Milton farmers market
With another new area farmers market, this one in Milton, some residents might wonder if it’s time to thin the crop. We hope not.
Area residents have long been enticed by delicacies at the Dane County Farmers Market on the Capitol Square and the large market in downtown Beloit, both on Saturdays. The Janesville Farmers Market, which started in 2005 on Saturday mornings on Main Street downtown, limits vendors to selling items grown or produced in Wisconsin. The Rock County Farmers Market started in 2010 and draws customers on Sunday mornings at Nature’s Touch Garden Center, 5013 W. Highway 11, west of Janesville.
Now comes the Milton Farmers and Art Market. It is operating from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays through fall at 819 E. High St., just off Highway 26 in Milton.
Patty Bailey, one of the organizers, says Milton hasn’t had a market for about 15 years. She owns Patty’s Plants and says the new market had steady business for about 15 vendors when it opened May 20. Organizers convinced city officials that the market would help draw people to Milton once the Highway 26 bypass diverts traffic from the city.
Have you already shopped at this new Milton market, or are you likely to do so? Do you welcome this new option? We’ll share our perspective in our editorial Saturday.