Calling All Artists!

Do you want to see your creation on Military Avenue?

The Green Bay Public Arts Commission (GBPAC) is assisting the Green Bay Military Avenue Business District to place artwork within Military Avenue. We are seeking visual artists to submit their artwork for possible placement on utility boxes located on Military Avenue. ARTPOWER will give Green Bay artists the opportunity to transform ordinary objects of urban infrastructure into something fun and unique, enhancing our public spaces.

The images submitted will be reviewed for these features: 

  • high quality
  • engaging
  • positive

The design should reflect concepts of:

  • Green Bay
  • pride
  • community
  • diversity
  • patriotism
  • unity
  • and togetherness

All application materials must be received via email or physical copy by 5:00pm on April 30, 2019. Applicants with technical limitations, and for general questions, please contact the Public Arts Coordinator: laurasc@greenbaywi.gov

Military Ave. Utility Box Art Press Release

A complete application, with many more details of the requirements, is attached here. Military Utility Box Art Program – Final 

Breakfast and a Cause!

What could possibly be better than
Breakfast on Military Avenue? 

Breakfast and a Cause!

Join us for breakfast on Military Avenue during Give BIG Green Bay, Feb. 21 (restaurant open to noon)!
Visit any of these restaurants on the morning of Feb. 21 during Give BIG Green Bay to receive a $2 coupon with information about how you can give to St. John’s.
Donations will be accepted at each location!
**The Pancake Place** Opens 5AM
**The Golden Basket** Opens 6AM
**Bay Motel & Family Restaurant** Opens 6AM
**Vitality Nutrition** Opens 7AM
In partnership with the Military Ave. Business District.
ABOUT St. John’s Shelter
St. John’s Shelter is a seasonal, emergency, shelter of last resort for homeless adults in the community. It seeks to meet people where they’re at on their journey and provide compassionate support.In addition to the overnight shelter, St. John’s runs the Micah Center, a year-round daytime resource center for anyone who is homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless. With onsite case management, medical care, a mental health therapist and computer lab, the Micah Center helps individuals experiencing homelessness receive wraparound support on their journey back towards self-sufficiency.

Our newest program, Wellspring, is a daytime resource center just for women in the heart of downtown Green Bay. The center provides a peaceful, caring place to connect with other women who are facing similar issues and difficulties, especially when their lives get very challenging. For many women in transition, Wellspring serves as another family, a place to belong, a friend away from home – with programming focusing on mind, body and spirit.

ABOUT Breakfast on Military
Military Avenue is home to the best breakfasts in the area! And, when your breakfast falls into the afternoon hours, this is the place to go for all-day breakfast! Even McDonald’s recently made breakfast sandwiches available all day.

New vendors at the market this week

This week at the Winter Market on Military we will have five new vendors. 

Rachel, from the Military Avenue Book Stop will have a bag sale of best sellers. Come to check out what you can get! 

 

Gerald “Bud”, will bring his antler art. He has been at our summer market before but this will be his first time attending the winter market. 

 

Keeping Door County Clean is Lyneea’s business. She makes healthy cleaning products.  

 

 

 

St. John’s Homeless Shelter will be at the information booth with options on how you can stretch your donation on Give Big GB day. Our great Military Avenue breakfast places will be giving a $2 coupon for people on the morning of Thursday, Feb. 21, letting them know how to donate that day. Golden Basket, The Pancake Place, Bay Motel and Family Restaurant, and Vitality Nutrition are participating! Plan to have breakfast that day!
Here is a link to the poster. ALL Military Ave Poster

 

Joel and his son Brandon will be selling microgreens at the Market on Military. Whispering Willow Gardens is located in Brussels, WI. They are new to the microgreen business.
  
He has some varieties that you may want to experience. Have you ever tried popcorn microgreens? 

 

The Winter Market on Military is this Saturday, Feb. 16 from 9-2 PM. Corner of Fisk and W Mason Street in the GB Plaza.

Thanks to our sponsors, BayCare Clinics, North Shore Bank, The Green Bay Plaza, Quick Signs and TJ Maxx. 

 

Shopko Store Closing Begins

10% to 30% Off  – as our local store closes 

After filing Chapter 11 in mid January, Shopko has started to close it’s first ever Military Avenue store. The first signs to appear are 10%-30% off.

This hometown store was a staple in the neighborhood for over 50 years. “All the things I grew up with are leaving,” said a man standing in front of the store.

After over 50 years of business, changes in ownership, and adding hundreds of stores across the country, that is not a bad “success story” for a business that started with one store in April of 1962. Things change and so do our shopping habits. Retail business is a very competitive market and the model they were using was not working anymore. That said, they were a great business for many years. Based on visual observations, they were still successful with the pharmacy and eyeglass departments.

As they wind down over 100 store closings including the Military Avenue Store #1, you will see discounts. They set April 15th as the last day in our district. Others will be phased out as early as February 15th. 

In the restructuring allowed in a Chapter 11 filing, they will try to operate on a smaller scale and sell off aspects of the company. All of that will be watched and then the courts will determine if they are allowed to stay in business or will need to make plans for further closings and liquidation. That deadline is coming in the middle of March.

Change is hard and a lot of long time employees will need to find work. Those are two of the worst parts of Shopko’s closing. And, a lot of walking customers will now need to travel further but there are still accessible pharmacies.

If you have ideas or gaps in services you will face on Military Avenue, or if you have thoughts for a good business to located in that high traffic part of Military Avenue, let us know. Email to Director@militaryave.org.

Small Business Saturday Nov. 24

Are You Ready? It’s Shopping Season!

Saturday, November 24th, 2018 – Shop Small and Play to Win!

Small Business Saturday is about more than just shopping at small business. It’s a cause that helps to support local economies and promote vibrant, diverse communities.

Look in the Press Gazette Thanksgiving Day newspaper for your passport to shop! For every 5 stamps on your passport, you can be entered for a chance to win fabulous prizes! The Grand Prize winner will receive a luxury stay for two with breakfast at Hotel Northland, Green Bay – Autograph Collection!

Join us at the indoor Winter Market on Military for free Shop Small canvas bags and refreshments PLUS all the great Market items and crafts for sale.

For more info and a list of Military Avenue Business DEALS, go to https://militaryave.org/news/small-business-saturday/

 

Winter Market on Military starts!

We’re moving indoors!  

BayCare Clinic welcomes the Winter Market on Military indoors for the winter.

1st and 3rd Saturdays Nov.3 to Apr.20,  9-2 PM + Nov. 24

1481 W Mason Street at the Green Bay Plaza, corner of Fisk St. and W Mason

Hand crafted, home-made and locally grown. Plus seasonal specialties, TJ Maxx and BayCare bags!

Each week is unique!

Fall and winter produce, organic foods, preserved foods, meat, eggs, honey, bakery, maple syrup products, pet treats, arts and crafts and more! Small Business Saturday special event Nov. 24.

For more information follow our event on Facebook Winter Market on Military,  Military Avenue Business Association, or our website Militaryave.org.
To become a vendor, Winter Vendor Application 2018.2019 or to sponsor the event or an activity, Sponsorship Opportunities 2018

 

 

 

Treats for your dog!

Dog Gone Good Stuff!

Dog treats are not the first love for Paula, her own fur babies are! 

Named after her former family, Two Spoiled Danes Bakery offers healthy treat options for your pets.

Market on Military is a dog friendly market. Paula has been with us since the first year and has become a favorite for the dog and owner teams that attend the market regularly.

Paula’s love for all animals brings her to find good quality products that are natural and loved by our companion animals. In addition to the baked goods, she also has dried liver, lung, and other not-so-pretty but oh-so-tasty parts.  Flea and tick prevention, soaps, toys and always a pat on the head, can also be found at Paula’s tent.

Grain free, wheat free, vegetable, meat, special flavors…. if your dog needs it, she has it. You can even find it in the shape of an ice cream cone.

This week at the Market on Military we will honor Dog Days with a demo from the Green Bay Police Department’s K9 and other dog products, including the Two Spoiled Danes Bakery tent.

Bring your well mannered dog for a treat at the Market on Military, Thursdays 3-7 in the Green Bay Plaza parking lot.

 

Early Apples are here!

Apple-Licious Orchard

Wanting to leave a legacy, in 2013 Kurt Leiterman graphed his own trees and now is producing apples and fruits on 2,000 trees! Memories of the good ole days  drove him and his family out to the country to build off a family legacy and create memories for his children.

The early Lodi and Yellow Transparent are ready now at the Market on Military. Perfect for eating or applesauce, if kept cold, they hold the firm texture and sweet but tart flavor before sweeting and becoming softer.  

Later in the year, Kurt will be bringing more apples from his 8+ acre orchard. Some he may be featuring are 18 varieties of apples including Yellow Transparent, Lodi, Oriole, Zestar, Dandee Red, Cortland, McIntosh, Macoun, Wolf River, Snow Sweet, Honeycrisp, Frostbite, Liberty,   Empire,  Spartan, Connell Red, Fireside, Ida Red, & Bartlett Pear. They also have a few Sweet Cherries, Peaches, Apricot, and Plum.

Apple-Licious orchard mission statement: To supply and produce quality healthy products for the community, grow with the community, supporting family values while honoring God.

Weather, temperature, and rainfall play a big role in production levels and quantity of local products. As much fun as growing apples is, there are some factors that are out of your control. Apple-Licious apples are grown just down the road from the market. That is super FRESH! His orchard is also open on Saturdays.

Stop at the Market on Military to sample the fruit from Kurt’s hard, but rewarding work.

Apple-Licious Orchard 4541 Shawano Ave, Green Bay, Wisconsin 54313, United States

Call for availability (920) 764-2775

Teen Growers at the Market on Military

Have you seen the community gardens around town?

A group of teens that participate in the Brown County UW-Extension program planted vegetable plants this spring and are now ready to harvest and sell them to you. They will be at the Market on Military August 9th and 16th. In addition to fresh produce, they also sell processed jam and pickled beans and cucumbers.

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This education program teaches local teens skills in horticulture, nutrition, local food, financial management, teamwork, marketing and business. You can follow them on Facebook Brown County UW Extension Community Gardens. https://www.facebook.com/bcuwexgardens/

“It has been a rewarding experience to see the youth open up to new opportunities like learning about the science of fish and plant systems, aquaponics, and beekeeping. They also have been excited to try new foods like honeycomb right off the beehive and zoodles and zucchini bread made from vegetables they have grown themselves. I am proud of the teens working together to create their own logo and team name, “Guardians of the Garden,” that they will be displaying on their t-shirts at the Military Ave Farmers’ Market,” expresses Teen Farmers’ Market Coordinator, Clarissa Skaletski.

The Market on Military is excited to have the teen growers! Come to see how they GROW!

For a full press release, click here. 2018 teen market press release

D&T Gardens

D&T Gardens Bloom This Year

When the owner of D&T Gardens, David Horkman, is working the fields, Brian is attending the Market on Military to sell the crops. This year Jenny, a long time market employee, is also working in the fields and the crops are producing better than average. It might be her touch or our great weather this summer! (After the late snow melted.)

D&T Gardens attends all three of the Green Bay markets and works closely with the Women Infant Children (WIC) nutrition program which supports healthy eating for young children and their parents. Customers can use vouchers to purchase the locally grown produce. In addition to the produce grown in Howard and Black Creek, Brian also sells peaches from Georgia and blueberries from Michigan.  

Electronic Benefit Transfer or better known as EBT is another method of payment customers can use to buy the produce. “One woman thanked me for accepting EBT payments and said that because she could use EBT, her grandkids can eat good food,” said David Horkman.

EBT is a food subsidy program through the government and the Market on Military also doubles the EBT amount up to $10 per day from a grant program sponsored by HSHS. The program encourages healthy eating and the fresh produce at D&T Gardens is a great fit.

One of my favorite products from D&T Gardens are the big yellow onions, they are super sweet. A quick and easy meal for the summer is to fry a couple pieces of bacon. When they are almost done,  add the onions, sliced zucchini, and lastly add green beans. Eat it alone or with pasta or rice. Yummy and healthy!