By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Jun 29, 2022 at 1:01 PM

The Deer District Market, featuring over 20 local entrepreneurs, is returning to the Plaza at Fiserv Forum for its second season.

This year, the market will take place on Thursdays from 4 to 7 p.m. from July 7 through Aug. 25.

This year's vendors will include:

  • A&M Provisions
  • Alice’s Garden
  • At Peace Design
  • Bunny’s Bite
  • Cottonmouth MKE
  • Delicious Bites
  • DragonFly Farm 
  • Empress Baking Company
  • Full Circle Healing Farm (formerly Scales Family Farm)
  • Funky Fresh Spring Rolls
  • Gruber Law Offices
  • Junior Smoked BBQ
  • Meat on the Street
  • Pete’s Pops
  • Rise and Grind Café
  • Say It Louder
  • Slide Gourmet Potato Chips
  • Soul Brew Kombucha
  • Teens Grow Greens
  • That Salsa Lady
  • Triciclo Peru
  • VIBEZ Creative Arts Space

The Deer District Market is produced by Arthur Ircink, creator of "Wisconsin Foodie" and Shorewood Farmers Market co-founder, who partnered with the Froedtert & MCW health network to establish the market in July of 2021. The goal of the market was to provide yet another opportunity for consumers to support small local businesses, including those owned by Black and Brown entrepreneurs.

“We’re proud to partner with Deer District Market and the Milwaukee Bucks to expand upon the success of last year’s inaugural market,” said David Olson, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer, Froedtert Health.

“Our collective goal to support the diverse communities we serve and to build healthier communities is supported by the impressive mix of vendors and healthy food options available throughout the market.” 

The Bucks Organizatioon 

“We are thrilled to once again partner with Arthur Ircink and the Froedtert & MCW health network to continue to bring diverse experiences to Deer District,” said Michael Belot, Senior Vice President of Bucks Ventures and Development. “We are proud to showcase small businesses in Deer District while simultaneously promoting healthier lifestyles and supporting the local community.” 

Limited availability still remains for vendors that would like to sign up for Deer District Market. Interested vendors can get more information and sign up online.   

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.