The Kehtekaewak “They Eat Food” Farmers Market is the latest addition to the College of Menominee Nation campus this summer. Held in front of the Community Technology Center on Thursdays from 12-6 p.m., the market includes a collection of local vendors who sell fresh produce, handmade soaps and salves, sweet and savory crepes made to order, unique jewelry, Indian tacos, farm fresh eggs, beef, and more. The market started mid-May and will continue until the end of September.
The Kehtekaewak Farmers Market started in 2014 at the Menominee Boxing Club with great success. However, there were difficulties in attracting vendors to the market in 2015. In order to provide a larger market space for both customers and vendors, the decision was made to relocate the farmers market to the College of Menominee Nation for the 2016 season.
Customers can purchase produce and goods in a variety of ways. While cash is best, some vendors accept credit or debit. The Kehtekaewak Farmers Market also accepts EBT cards. Thanks to a grant from First Nations Development Institute, all EBT purchases will be matched dollar for dollar. Visit the CMN Informational booth at the market to learn more. Read below about the CMN Collaborative garden to learn about the special Garden Volunteer Voucher program.
In addition to local vendors, the market also periodically features live music, informational booths, and kids activities. Any community members interested in becoming a vendor, holding a fundraiser, or performing at the market should contact Lisa Misch at firstname.lastname@example.org or 715-799-6226 ext.3154.