By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Oct 23, 2018 at 6:01 PM

After hosting their first successful West Allis Makers Market in June, The West Allis Farmers Market has teamed up again with the West Allis Cheese and Sausage Shoppe and Eat West Allis to host a second (even bigger) market on Wednesday, Oct. 24 from 5:30 to 9 p.m.

This time, the urban market will bring more than 80 Wisconsin artisans and craft food producers for an evening of shopping, life music and good eating. And – while you might think it’s too early – Christmas is coming soon. So the market presents a great opportunity to get some early shopping done.

Food & beverage

Vendors include food and beverage makers like Aggie's Bakery & Cake Shop, Artas'n Meats, B&E’s Trees, BayView Packing, Big City Greens, Bittercube, Brew City Barkery, Brew City Pickles, Burts Family Popcorn, Carries Crispies, Colonel Pabst, Corvino Wine, County Line Sugar Bush, Cream City Caramels, Delta Dream, Door County Fruit, The Fruit Ranch, Honey Bee Artisan, Jessica Peterburs, Kettle Range Meat, Madam J Jams, Mandy Foods, Marva Greek Oil, Momas Salsa, Nueske's Meats, Oberweiss Creamery, Oly's Oats, Parthenon Foods, Patterson Orchard, Peppy Puppy Cookie Company, Rushing Waters, Sasha's Salad Dressing, Savory Accents, Scratch Ice Cream, Simma's Bakery, Smokin T, Stone Creek Coffee, Tabal Chocolate, The Soup Market, The Spice House, Underground Meats, Urbal Tea, Urban Kettle, Westallion Brewery and WiscoPop.

Arts & crafts

There will also be home goods, art and accessories from vendors including Amber Anderson, B&B Artisans, Barb's Baubles, Beer Me Candle, Brewcity Mke Candle, Cold Spring Crafts by Chris, Copperhead Metallurgy, Cream City Clay, Cream City Creations, Cream City Rocks, Elegance For You, Erica's Gemstone Trees, Everyone Needs One, Flower Petals Farm, Fluers, Jeff's Garden Art, Jims Cribbage Boards, Kimjrocks Production, KovaB's, KT Quality Accessories, Linda Johnson, Lulaaroe Jenn, MWM Studios, Nadine Digman, Oniomania, Samantha Antonio, Soap Passions LLC, Two Turtles Crafting, Veronica Palette, West Allis Dog Park Project, Wiki Woolz & Wares and Willow Candle.


Dinner will be provided by West Allis restaurants including Double B's BBQ, Happy Dough Lucky, Hampton Inn and Suites, Public Table and Al Pastor.

Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host

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.