The Driftless Market in downtown Platteville will celebrate five years of operation Saturday.
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. three local vendors will join in the celebration. Lange Organic Farm Meats in Platteville sells certified organic beef, pork, and poultry. Rich Lange will be grilling his organic brats to be served on buns from Cottage Baker of Fennimore.
Faith Anacker will be presenting information on her Viroqua company Fizzeology, which offers four flavorful varieties of fermented vegetables. Joe Klein of Organic Valley will be presenting information and samples to go along with Wisconsin’s Dairy Month. Grilled vegetarian options will also be available.
Driftless Market is owned by Robin Timm, Jayne Dunnum, Heidi Dyas-McBeth, and Bill McBeth. Over the past year Driftless Market has conducted seasonal soup cooking workshops, provided information on composting, recycling and organic labeling; presented at the Potosí Wellness Fair, and participated in the formation of the Platteville Main Street Sustainability Committee.
Driftless Market’s five-year anniversary coincides with the 100th anniversary of the business’ building at 95 W. Main St.
Driftless Market’s sustainability activities include participating in the Creative Bike Rack Design Contest, recycling efforts at the 2012 Dairy Days, promoting a “Bring your Own Bag” fundraiser in conjunction with UWP’s Recyclemania, and hosting other sustainability related activities. They feel strongly about their responsibility for involvement in, and sponsorship of local events like the annual Driftless Film Festival, UWP’s Homecoming Hustle, and Platteville’s Get the Lead Out race, along with supporting the efforts of multiple community organizations like the Platteville Farmers Market.
Driftless Market seeks to source its products from the Driftless Region of southwest Wisconsin. Driftless Market offers fair trade, organic, and locally grown foods.