By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Apr 30, 2022 at 10:02 AM

The Milwaukee VA will host its first farmers market of the 2022 season on Friday, June 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Zablocki VA Medical Center, 5000 W. National Ave.

The market, which will take place every other Friday through Sept. 30, will be held outside the south entrance to the medical center. It will feature locally grown produce and hand-made products to help promote health, wellness and nutrition.

A few vendor slots remain. Interested sellers can apply by contactting the VA at for an application before May 4. All vendors must carry liability insurance.

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.