John Manke is an active former Bay View resident who is involved in numerous neighborhood organizations, including the Bay View Historical Society, the Humboldt Park Fourth of July Association and the Shore Shore Farmers Market. He believes Bay View has a fine tradition in its past that we do not want to lose in the future.
The South Shore Farmers Market has been a great success in Bay View. As many as 1,600 people have attended the market on a typical Saturday. The market is open from 8:00 AM to 12 Noon and has over 40 vendors on site. On August 2nd, Cooking with Tenuta's Restaurant will offer the educational program. Duo Brasilia Classical Mandolin & Guitar will be the musical guests. On July 26th, Trillium Tribal Belly Dancing will be our educational program. The Desert Sound Ensemble will have Mid-Eastern and Mid-Western Melodies as our musical program for the day.On August 9th, we celebrate National Day Out at the market. Many Bay View organizations will make their presence there for all to see. Barb & Tom Webber with the American Roots Rock & Folk will perform as our musical guests for the day. On August 16th, Rishi Tea Demonstration is sponsored by Apple A Day. Fox & Branch will have Family & Kids Folk Tunes for our musical program. On August 23rd, we will have Learn About Your Schools with many of our local schools having a presence there for you to see and interact with. Randa the Clown will also be there to entertain people and kids. The Bikini Beachcombers will have Old-Time Hawaiian Tunes for our musical program. On August 30th, we will have Hands on Experiment with Great Lakes WATER Institute for our educational program. John Stano will perform on the Guitar, Hamonica & do Vocals as our musical program for the day. On September 6th, we will have a Nia Demonstration sponsored by Apple A Day. The Ke Aloha Aku Hawaiian Dancers will perform for our musical program.
So besides having outstanding free educational programs and free musical programs, we have the best farmers market in Milwaukee. Come down and enjoy yourself. The food is great and so is the entertainment. If you wish to sit down to hear our musical programs, I recommend that you bring your own portable chair to sit on. There are picnic tables available, be the amount is limited. Y'all come and relax at the South Shore Farmers market on Satuday mornings from 8:00 AM to 12 Noon. We are located at 2900 S. Shore Drive in Bay View.