Kehtekaewak Farmers' Market
The College of Menominee Nation strives to increase the amount and access to fresh, healthy food in the surrounding community. Since 2015, the College has operated the Kehtekaewak “They Eat Food” Farmers Market. The Farmers Market is a venue for local growing, artists, and craftsman in Menominee County.
The market is open Fridays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., June through October 1, at the Greenspace on the CMN campus.
Interested in being a vendor at the Kehtekaewak Farmers Market?
All who are interested in becoming vendors at the Kehtekaewak Farmers' Market are invited to contact Brian Kowalkowski at firstname.lastname@example.org. There are no fees for vendor participation.
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program and Workshop Series
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a new idea in farming that reconnects families back to a local farmer who grows their food. Members receive shares in the farm’s bounty throughout the growing season, as well as satisfaction gained from reconnecting to the land and enjoying a direct link to a fresh, healthy, local food source.
The College of Menominee Nation is conducting a pilot CSA program on the Menominee Reservation with a grant from the American Indian Higher Education Consortium. Thirty families are enrolled in the program for the 2019 growing season and will receive approximately 18 weeks of chemical free vegetables, delivered as early as the second week in June through mid-October, depending on frost. The CSA operate through McDougal’s Farm in Antigo, WI.
- 1 lb. Bag of Lettuce Mix
- 3/4 lb. Snap Peas
- 1 bunch of Radishes, Green Onions or Leek
- 1 bunch of Beets
- 1 lb. of Sauté Greens or Spinach
- 1 bunch of Rhubarb
- 1 Kohlrabi
- 1 bunch of Parsley
- 1 bunch of Carrots
In addition to the program, CMN will offer a Menominee community garden education series. Topics include but are not limited to: designing a garden, alternative garden methods, soils, composting, and Menominee techniques. This also serves as a space for gardeners to collectively share knowledge. All are welcome to join. Dates for the 2019 gardening series will be announced throughout the season.