By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Jun 11, 2018 at 9:01 AM

The West Allis Farmers Market just keeps getting better and better.

This year, the market has partnered with West Allis Cheese and Sausage Shoppe and Eat West Allis to host the first West Allis Makers Market on Wednesday, June 13 from 5:30 to 9 p.m.

The new urban market will bring more than 50 Wisconsin artisans and craft food producers for an evening of shopping, life music and good eating.

Vendors include food and beverage makers like Aggie's Bakery, B&E'S Maple Syrup, Bittercube Bitters, Colonel Pabst, Corvino Wine, Cream City Caramels, Dave’s Famous Pickles, Deer Creek Cheese, Freese’s Candies, Garrie’s Crispy, Honey Bee Artisan, Kettle Range Meats, Nueske’s, Madam J. Jams, Oly’s Oats, Pilcrow Coffee, Rushing Waters, Saxon Cheese, Scratch Ice Cream, The Soup Market, Underground Meats, Urbal Tea, Westallion Brewery, Tabal Chocolate, Delta Dream, Big City Greens, Sasha’s Salad Dressing, Savory Accents, East Shore Specialty Foods, Potters Crackers, Parthenon Foods and SapSap.

There will also be home goods, art and accessories from HomeTree Wood Design, Hyde Park boutique clothing, Soap Passions, Rivolt Accessories, Cream City Clay, Copperhead Metallurgy, Willow Candle, Grandma Fishy (signs and tinware), Lulaaroe, Wiki Woolz & Wares, Oniomania, Jeff Strike Yard Art, KT Quality Accessories, Jims Gribbage Boards, Everyone Needs One and Elegance For You.

Dinner will be provided by West Allis restaurants including Double B's BBQ, Tall Guy & A Grill, Kabob’s and Al Pastor.

According to Mark Lutz of the West Allis Cheese & Sausage Shoppe, a second West Allis Makers Market is being planned for October.

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.