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.
On Saturday, October 18, 2008, we had the last day of the South Shore Farmers Market at South Shore Park, 2900 S. Shore Drive, for this season. Today we had the Kettle Corn Man, the Fritsche Middle School Band, children painting donated pumpkins and taking them home, and many of our vendors with their products. We had a very large crowd in attendance at the market. The Fritsche Middle School Band made some beautiful music at the market. You should thank them for being there. Where else can you take your dog along with you, while you shop for products at a market? The people attending seemed to be very happy with what they purchased. The farmers and other vendors were pleased with the way the entire season of this farmers market went. We had excellent weather with very little rain. Lake Michigan provided us with a great view in the park. Many thanks go to all of the people involved with creating and operating this market. Most of these people are volunteers dedicated to keeping the market as a great service to the Bay View community. We must thank our vendors for providing great items to sell at the market. We had over 40 vendors at the market. Thank you all for coming to this market and making it the great success that it is. This is the best farmers market in Milwaukee. Auf Wiedersehen until the next season of the South Shore Farmers Market. In the middle of next June, we will begin another 17 weeks of the market. We hope to see you again next year. Thank you all for a great time at the South Shore Farmers Market.