The Harambee Community Market is still accepting applications for its weekly market that will run every Saturday 12:00pm to 4:00pm at Clinton & Bernice Rose Park, starting on June 18th and running through October 1st.
The successor to the 5 Points Exchange Farmers Market, started by Harambee resident Glen Mattison, the market is a collaborative effort between residents, the Harambee Great Neighborhood Initiative & Groundwork Milwaukee, with support from Riverworks Development Corporation, That Salsa Lady, and Milwaukee County Parks. The market will feature freshly grown fruits, vegetables, and arts & crafts all produced by locally-based businesses. It will also regularly feature information from area non-profits, to provide access to essential services and resources, and entertainment from local acts.
“The idea came to me as I was thinking about what a great spot that area would be for a farmers market with all of the traffic that comes through,” Mattison said. The idea was piloted last summer and has been refining implementation through the fall and winter. “Back in the day the Haymarket on the south side of Harambee provided a place for the community to come together, get food and socialize. We want to bring that back.”
Interested vendors are encouraged to reach out to Nick DeMarsh by phone at 414-763-9947 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The application and
more information is also available on the Harambee Great Neighborhood website at www.hgnimke.org