Friday, September 26, 2014

October Event: Join us for a Fondy Farm Tour

Behind the Scenes Farm Tour

Join us for an inside look at the Fondy Farm in Port Washington

Join us on Sunday, Oct. 5, as we take you on a behind-the-scenes tour of the the Fondy Farm Project. The farm’s primary purpose is to support small-scale, limited-resource farmers and continue providing fresh produce to families on Milwaukee’s North Side at Fondy Farmers Market.

We'll take a tractor ride around the farm and get a first-hand glimpse at the workings of the farm. During the tour, you’ll hear from Stephen Petro, farm manager, who will talk in detail about the Fondy Farm Project, which is located on 80 acres of land near Port Washington. He’ll talk about how the farm provides growers with the amenities they need to succeed — including affordable access to farmland and agricultural and business support — and how they, in turn, sell produce at the Fondy Farmers Market.After the tour, Stephen will answer the questions as the group noshes on seasonal snacks.

The tour is limited to 25 people, so sign up now!

Directions to the Farm
From Milwaukee:Take I-43 North of Milwaukee about 25 miles. Take Exit 100/Route 32 South at Port Washington and turn right onto Route 32 South. Take the first (immediate) left onto Highway LL and go north about 4 miles to the intersection of Highway LL and County Highway P. You will drive past a supper club on your right hand side, then a bar on the SW corner of Highway LL and County Highway P. Turn right onto County Highway P. As you’re driving, you’ll cross over I-43 on an overpass. Then, you’ll pass a house on your left.
 Directions Using GPS:
The Fondy Farm Project does not have a mailing address per se, but if you enter the following address in your GPS, you’ll get directions: 821 County Highway P, Port Washington, WI 53004
The Fondy Farm Project was launched in spring 2010 on 80 acres of land in Port Washington.

Its primary purpose is to support small- scale, limited resource farmers and to continue providing fresh, locally grown produce to families on Milwaukee’s North Side at Fondy Farmers Market.

The Farm supports farmers by offering the amenities needed to succeed – affordable, long-term access to farmland, agricultural and business support, and infrastructure improvements such as irrigation, hoophouses, greenhouses, and gravel roads.

Farmers at the Fondy Farm in turn sell their vegetables, fruit, and flowers at the Fondy Farmers Market, preserving food access to more than 74,000 residents on Milwaukee’s North Side, an area marked by high poverty and a severe lack of access to fresh, affordable produce and fruits. Last year more than 260,000 pounds of produce was grown at the Fondy Farm.

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