Serves you right, Marshfield. This is a city with many dining and fresh food purchasing opportunities.
Those fresh food options include Main Street Marshfield Farmers Market, located downtown on Central Avenue in the Pick 'n Save parking lot. It is open Tuesday mornings from mid-June through September. Meanwhile, Marshfield Clinic also hosts a farmers market in its parking lot on Thursdays throughout the summer months to promote healthy eating for patients and staff.
In addition, local farmers bring their ag items to a long-standing market in the parking lot of Festival Foods on North Central Avenue. That particular market is open every Saturday and Sunday from first weekend in June to the last weekend in October.
“It’s something we’ve done for several years and it’s totally to support our local farmers and give them a chance to sell what they’ve grown,” says Corey Sullenger, Festival Foods assistant store director. “We’ll have between 60 and 70 vendors over the course of two days.
Buy Local Marshfield
Marshfield is also involved in a Buy Local Marshfield campaign that is helping to keep freshness locked into the community and its products, and gives restaurants more ways to enhance their menus. Buy Local window decals and posters are sported by many of the businesses involved in the program.
One such business is West 14th, located in the historic Parkin Place. The restaurant strives to provide a fresh dining experience that also expands and complements the menu of Blue Heron BrewPub, which is located downstairs. Opening at 5:00 p.m. each evening except Sunday, West 14th offers classic dining in a casual environment.
Fresh Fruit Cheesecakes
Other restaurants in the Buy Local Marshfield program include Someplace Else Bar & Grill, which offers an assortment of family food options including homemade pizza; and World Buffet, which has a vast menu made up of Chinese and American cuisine. Figi's Gifts in Good Taste specializes in cheeses, meats and the freshest produce, while Market on Sixth is also a local healthy-food favorite. A Slice of Heaven Catering also uses farm fresh products native to the region.
“I cater breakfasts, lunches, dinners, weddings and other events that range from eight to 100 people, and I use local vegetables and fruits for a lot of my meal items,” says Ruth Elderbrook, A Slice of Heaven owner. “I bake a lot of cheesecakes, and fresh fruit is ideal for those desserts.”
Marshfield is also home to an annual elegant evening of gourmet food tasting called Food for Thought, hosted by the The University Foundation to benefit the University of Wisconsin-Marshfield. Funds raised at the March event go toward scholarships, professional development of faculty/staff and to offset administrative costs.
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