After closing the market in mid-March, Milwaukee Public Market has announced the roll-out of an extensive curbside pick-up and delivery operation for numerous vendors.
Dubbed "Market To-Go", the rollout features the majority of market vendors offering products in curbside pickup, delivery or online ordering and shipping capacity. Options at the market will include prepared food items, as well as grocery and retail offerings.
"What has been remarkably endearing throughout the last five weeks is the outpouring of calls and emails to our office asking if we were open or how people could support us during the closure," said market executive director, Paul Schwartz in a release about the re-opening.
"It has given us great hope and an overwhelming sense of appreciation for those who have supported our locally owned merchants for the last 15 years. They are more than patrons. They are family."
The public market will begin this new operation while maintaining the health safety precautions that were already in place, including its policy of prohibiting customers from entering the market building at this time. In addition, the Market will require face coverings to be worn by all employees working at the market until further notice.
"The safety and well-being of our employees, customers, and neighbors has never been more important," said Schwartz. "We’ll be doubling down on our already high standards with increased attention to cleanliness and safety protocols to make sure customers feel comfortable patronizing our businesses."
Participating vendors include:
Curbside pick-up will be available beginning May 6. Hours will be Tuesday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Brew City Apparel
Online ordering is available at brewcityonline.com
Foltz Family Market
Curbside pick-up is available Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free local delivery is also available.
The Green Kitchen
Curbside pick-up will be available beginning May 6. Hours will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
Curbside pick-up is available Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Curbside pick-up is available daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
On the Bus
Curbside pick-up will be available beginning May 6. Hours will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily
Oro di Oliva
Curbside pick-up is available Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Spice House
Online ordering is available at thespicehouse.com
St. Paul Fish Market
Curbside pick-up of fresh fish and prepared foods is available daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Curbside pick-up is available Thursday through Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. Delivery is also available.
Curbside pick-up is available Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 6 p.m.
For more information, including menus and curbside pick-up details, visit milwaukeepublicmarket.org/vendor-listing.
Lori Fredrich (Lo) is an eater, writer, wonderer, bon vivante, traveler, cook, gardener and girlwonder. Born and raised in the Milwaukee area, she has tried to leave many times, but seems to be drawn to this quirky city that smells of beer and alewives.
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