One of the best things about summer, besides warm weather & sunshine, is all the fresh fruit & vegtables. For those of us with yards too small or shady, or for those who are just too busy to grow your own garden, the Wauwatosa Farmer's market is just the ticket.

Eagerly awaited by myself and most my neighbors, the market is opening this Saturday, June 5th, and will be open from 8 am to noon every Saturday through October. If last fall's preview event was any indication, it will be packed the whole time. Wauwatosa residents love to "live local"!

There are over 30 vendors already signed up (was glad to see Maxie's is one of them - their peacan pumpkin pancakes were delicious last fall) and there will also be live music and cooking demonstrations.

The market is located on Hart's Mills parking lot, just south of the historic Little Red Store (LRS) and along the Oak Leaf bike trail in the Village of Wauwatosa. (As a side note, be sure to stop in the Little Red Store and pick up the book, Images of America Wauwatosa by the Wauwatosa Historical Society.)

Usually I would walk up State Street and use the the pedestrian bridge adjacent to Café Hollander to reach the market, but be advised that the bridge will be closed for a few weeks in June, although it will be open on June 5.

According to the market's web site: "to reach the Tosa Farmers Market, drivers should take Watertown Plank from the west side of the Village to the end and turn left to park behind the LRS."

"Pedestrians and bikers can enter on the Oak Leaf Trail just north of Church Street on the Menomonee River Parkway and cross over the river into the parking lot behind the LRS. A short walk south along the bike trail and across the railroad tracks will take you to the market. Bike racks are available in front of the LRS."

For more info please visit: http://www.tosafarmersmarket.com/

I hope to see you there!