The Happenings at Brookfield Village Farmers’ Market

What a GREAT market last week!

With perfect weather and a variety of awesome vendors, the Ice Cream Social was a huge hit. We went through SEVEN GALLONS of ice cream! Thanks to everyone who came out!

unnamed (17)Allison’s Art Cart was another great addition to our market. The kids were having such fun painting in the shade!

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A new cheese vendor, Bon Bree Brick, from Williams Homestead Creamery came last week to share their delicious, creamy cheese! Sampling every one was a must.

Thanks everyone for keeping this Market going this summer. We couldn’t do it without ANY of you, vendors and customers alike!


Recipe of the Week: Broccoli Slaw

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Need something to bring on that weekend picnic or family gathering? Broccoli Slaw is always a great way to go. Enjoy this healthier version of the old favorite. Don’t forget to pick up your ingredients at the market this week!


makes 5 cups
2 heads broccoli
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons currants (plumped in boiling water, if desired)
1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
3/4 cup slivered almonds (or whole almonds that have been roughly chopped, like ours above)
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
freshly ground pepper

Shred the broccoli in a food processor, using the grater disk (the attachment with the smaller holes, not the one with long, thin blades). In a large bowl, combine the shredded broccoli, currants, red onion, and almonds.

Whisk together the mayonnaise, lemon juice, vinegar, sugar, salt, and a few grinds of fresh pepper. Pour the dressing over the broccoli mixture and stir to combine. Taste and add more salt or pepper, if needed. Allow to sit for 30 minutes (or an hour in the fridge) so the flavors can mingle.

What’s in Season?

unnamed (20)July is full of delicious produce: Melons, Blueberries, Tomatoes, Summer Squash, Potatoes, Kohlrabi, Chard, Cabbage, Beans, Beets, Cauliflower, Garlic and more! Come pick up some of these delicious and nutritious foods and see more of what’s in season this Thursday!

A HUGE Thank You to all of the Brookfield Village Farmers’ Market Sponsors! We could not do it without you!


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Vision Statement: The Brookfield Village area is a thriving community center with a mix of housing, retail and service businesses and activities. Mission Statement: The Brookfield Village property owners, business owners, and neighbors are dedicated to promoting the Village as a center of community activity in Brookfield and a great place for specialty retail and service businesses. In partnership with private sponsors, the City of Brookfield and service organizations we are working to develop a distinctive Village center.
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