Public Health Delta-Menominee
The WISEWOMAN program at Public Health Delta-Menominee has been in the Entrepreneurial Gardening program for about three years. This year, Kristi and Donna have 8 gardeners between the two counties.
As the name suggests, Public Health covers two counties, Delta and Menomonee. Escanaba is the largest city in Delta county while the city of Menominee is the largest city in Menominee county. Menominee is on the Wisconsin border, and many of the residents travel back and forth between their home and Marinette, Wisconsin. In 2015, the WISEWOMAN Coordinator worked with a group of people in the city of Menominee to build a Community Garden. You can read about their efforts here.
Photos from Public Health Delta-Menominee Counties
Susie's Straw Bale Garden
First Ever WISEWOMAN Farmer's Market at Public Health Delta-Menominee
August 22, 2017 - Public Health, Delta & Menominee Counties (PHDM) WISEWOMAN Program sponsored the first WISEWOMAN Farmer’s Market on the grounds of PHDM and other adjoining businesses. We posted flyers and invited agency employees and clients to purchase fresh, healthy vegetables over the lunch hour. There was a great turnout.
Donna, a third year WISEWOMAN entrepreneurial gardener, grew and sold all of the produce. Her vegetables were lovely and beautifully displayed in colorful containers. She sold three varieties of tomatoes, red potatoes and green beans. Many shoppers brought home fresh vegetables for their dinner, and some asked if we were going to offer a Farmer’s Market every week.
When Donna was asked if she felt it was worth it for her to participate in the WISEWOMAN Farmer’s Market, she said, “It definitely was. It was a great opportunity to sell some of the fresh vegetables from my garden.” She appreciated the opportunity to sell her produce for the first time at this location versus going to the larger Farmers Markets with more vendors. She commented, “It’s a good place to start if you’re going to do it.”
The first WISEWOMAN Farmer’s Market was a great success! Perhaps next year we will plan to have more than one Farmer’s Market for our employees and the gardeners that grow those great tasting vegetables.