Check out Our Local Farmer’s Markets this Summer!

Honestly, who doesn’t love an opportunity to sample some of the freshest fruits and vegetables of a new season? One of the best things about visiting small Wisconsin towns like Sheboygan and Elkhart Lake during the summer is getting the chance to experience the local farmer’s markets. Not only do you get to purchase some of your seasonal favorites as soon as they’re picked from the soil, but you’ll also have an opportunity to sample new things and discover new ways to liven up your plate!

Check out Our Local Farmer’s Markets this Summer | Inn on Hillwind

A lot of people may think to themselves, why check out a farmer’s market when I can just go to the grocery store for my produce? Well besides the fact that visiting a farmer’s market allows you to get out of the house and enjoy some sunshine, it’s also a great place to find a variety of fruits and vegetables that you may not even be able to find in a grocery store. At Elkhart Lake’s farmer’s market for instance, you’re likely to come across rare varieties of corn and tomatoes that don’t make it to the produce aisle simply because they either don’t grow in mass quantities or don’t travel well.

Then you do come across something new that you like, it’s a great idea to ask the farmer at the stand for their recommendations on how to prepare it. Due to the fact that most farmers will keep crop surpluses for themselves, they’ll likely have insider information on various ways to incorporate it into your meals. If you’re lucky, you may even be able to catch an interactive demonstration at the Sheboygan farmer’s market. Here you will be able to see how a dish is prepared, taste it and take home a copy of the recipe.

The 2014 Sheboygan Farmer’s Market will be held in Fountain Park every Wednesday from 10am-6pm and every Saturday from 7am-2pm from June until October. Not much farther away, the Elkhart Lake Farmer’s Market will also be held from June until October every Saturday from 8:30am-12:30pm in the Village Square next to the Historic Railroad Depot. The best part? Both farmer’s markets are located within a mere 15 miles of the Inn on Hillwind Bed and Breakfast Hotel at N4922 Hillwind Road in Plymouth, WI! 

With great food and an incredible atmosphere to be experienced at both markets, how could you possibly visit the area and not stop by? Make a reservation online by clicking on Availability, or call us at 920-892-2199.

(Posted by Jean Hayes of Inn on Hillwind)

Summer Events to Look Forward to in Sheboygan, WI!

While there are of course a ton of great activities to enjoy during the cooler months here in Sheboygan, there’s something really special about spending time here during the summer. For one thing, there are always plenty of family-friendly events going on around town, so don’t think that just because the holiday celebrations end in a few days that the fun stops there. In fact, there are two amazing festivals coming up in just a little over a week on Saturday, July 13, 2013.

First off, we have the Mill Street Festival, known for being the largest festival in the historic town of Plymouth. Due to the celebration, you should make note that Mill Street will be closed to vehicles on Saturday from 9a.m. to 4p.m. as friends and family get together for live music and entertainment. However, seeing as the event is a mere six minute drive from the Inn on Hillwind, our guests should have no problem getting there early and finding parking somewhere nearby. Greeted with over 100 vendors and merchants with delicious local food and drinks for you to enjoy, as well as a petting zoo and pony rides for the kids, this is seriously one event you don’t want to miss out on!

Another event to consider during your stay here would be the Town of Sheboygan Lions Fest, which is also being held on Saturday, July 13th. Being held at the Lions Club, all proceeds for this festival go towards the development of the town Firehouse Park.  Come enjoy burgers, brats and beer as you listen to live performances from a few great bands, including Copper Box.

The 4th of July celebrations around town may be short lived as we all return to work on Friday, but that doesn’t mean that the rest of the summer fun has to end. Give yourself something to look forward to in the near future; book a stay with us at the Inn on Hillwind and enjoy the Sheboygan summer festivities!