Fondy Food Center: Celebrating a Centennial of Strengthening the Local Food System
Fondy Food Center has celebrated its 100th birthday! Dedicated to connecting residents of Milwaukee to local, fresh food, Fondy Food Center strengthens the local food system by focusing on healthy farmers, healthy food, and healthy people.
These priorities closely mirror what some refer to as a ‘triple bottom line’ of people, planet, and profit by recognizing that a sustainable food system must work to further strengthen the local community, the natural environment, as well as the farmer.
The centennial of Fondy Food Center corresponds with the opening of the new ecopark in Milwauke intended to mitigate against additional storm-water pollution entering local waterways, as well as creating a gathering place for the local community.
To see more of how Fondy Food Center celebrating its centennial, take a moment to watch the video below.
Fondy grew out of a farmer’s market that was started a century ago, by a local, private company for their employees. Fondy Food Center was created to take over this farmer’s market when it needed new ownership.
Their mission is carried out through three projects: farmers markets, the farm project, and the healthy foods access initiative. Over 40 farmers supply food to the farmer’s market, some of who have been doing so for 30 years.
For an overview of Fondy Food Center, check out the video below:
Happy 100th Fondy Food Center, here’s looking to the next 100 years!