Here's an update on what 9th District Alderman Terrence McCarthy and 13th District Alderman Jim Spangenberg have been working on to enhance the market:
- Adding a third day this year. In addition to Tuesday and Friday mornings, the market will now be open Wednesday afternoons. Looking at possibilities for entertainment on Wednesdays."We're building on the success of last year's West Racine Farmers Market. We want to make it a staple of the community and a draw for the area. This is a great use of the land until we find the right development. Even then, we'll find a way to continue the Market," McCarthy said.
- Fresh-cooked foods. We're upgrading the electricity at the request of the farmers so they can use grills to prepare their food.
- Picnic tables will be put out by the Parks department at Erskine Park (catty-corner from the market near the cannon).
- Working with Park High School on a community garden at the disused tennis courts. They are investigating having a stand at the Farmers Market.