I have been going to the Farmers Market, or as many call it, "The Green Market" forever. My mom or my grandmother would take me from the time I was three years old. That's over sixty years and I still can't wait to get there.
If you haven't been to the West Allis Farmer's Market you have been missing a great treasure. The produce!!! The produce!!! It is so incredibly fresh and yummy.
In the spring you will find flower and vegetables started for you to take home and plant. The variety is endless. You will also find many crisp apples and fresh cider. The flowers are gorgeous! They have hanging baskets that are just huge. Real eggs from the farm. When you crack them open the bright yellow yolks stand up so high. MMMMM. While the farmers pay rent for their stall, their overhead is nothing like a store would be and this is fresh, fresh, fresh!
In the summer plan on walking up and down each aisle and don't miss anything. There is fresh picked corn that is the best you've ever had. It's picked that morning and we take our corn, eggplant, beans, snap peas, honeycombs, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, kale, and other vegetables right home and make a big salad, quick cook some vegetables and corn. Oh, the corn. You've never had corn like this from the store. You only need cook it for about 3 minutes and we don't even put butter on it. It is so awesome.
In the fall they have cabbages, eggs, fresh chickens, honey, apples, fresh cut flowers, carrots, and a ton of different types of squash, herbs, etc. It's always THE BEST!
Cash only, no credit cards.
Usually starts to open about the end of April and runs through approximately the end of October.
Open Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 1:00 PM until about 5:30ish.