A beautiful view, live music, fresh food, and local products are all now available.
Kyler Royston, owner of the Riverfront Terrace in downtown Wisconsin Dells, is hoping these ingredients will make for a successful season for the weekly farmers’ market.
The first farmers’ market of 2019 was held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 9, and will continue during the aforementioned hours every Sunday through Oct. 13 at the Riverfront Terrace, 27 Broadway St., Wisconsin Dells.
The market is an open-air farmers’ market, which Royston says “aims to promote and provide public access to fresh and healthy Wisconsin products, support the local economy, and to enhance the sense of community in the destination Wisconsin Dells.”
Each week the market will host between five and twelve vendors, with slots available for additional vendors. The first week saw vendors from Cassell Hollow Farms selling kettle corn and free-range eggs; Big Spring Fish Company selling kombucha, growlers, and smoked, fresh, and dressed trout; Honey Hills Farm selling jams, jellies, and honey; Thompson’s Full Bloom selling herbs, veggies, and succulents; and a maple syrup vendor.
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The market also features live music from noon to 3 p.m. each Sunday, with market-goers this week viewing a performance by Derek James.
A brunch menu is available during the markets, with avocado toast, honey nut toast, or a brunch pizza, drip and cold brew coffee from Bella Goose Coffee, kombucha, Bloody Mary, mimosa, orange and cranberry juices, and a weekly special featuring ingredients from a vendor at the market. Featured June 9 was a grilled cheese with cheddar cheese, almond butter, and berry jam grilled on sourdough, with ingredients from Madison Sourdough, Carr Valley Cheese, and Honey Hills Farms.
“(The) features are designed to showcase the amazing products of our vendors,” Royston said. “We let the farmers be our source of inspiration.”
For Honey Hill Farms vendors Alice and Gary Antonnetti, the market is already showing signs of promise.
“The location is beautiful, and I think once people hear about it the market will really grow,” said Alice Antonnetti. “We’re looking forward to being here each week.”