See ya Monday

Farmers markets, new faces on Monroe Street, and more. Here's what's happening in Madison today.

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See ya Monday

Good morning, Madison!

A quick note: This will be the last newsletter this week.

What?! Why?!

I'll be traveling to Washington, D.C. this week as part of the fellowship program I've been in for the past year.

Don't miss me too much! We'll be back to our regularly scheduled programming on Monday.

— Hayley

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🥕 More farmers' markets are opening for the season.

  • Hilldale: This Saturday marks the return of the Hilldale Farmers Market. The market runs every Wednesday and Saturday morning through October. Leashed dogs are welcome.
  • Monona: The Monona Farmers Market kicks off this Sunday at Ahuska Park featuring 28 vendors and weekly live music. This year is the market's 20th anniversary.
  • Monroe Street: Sunday is also the first day of the Monroe Street Farmers Market. Located at Edgewood High School, the weekly market has a variety of local fruits and veggies, meats, cheeses, food carts, and more.  
  • Related: Where to find Madison farmers' markets (Madison Minutes)

😷 UW-Madison will end its Covid-19 testing services this month.

✡️ A new home for Madison's Jewish community.

  • Members of Madison’s Chabad Jewish community broke ground on a new 15,000-square-foot community center this week.
  • The new building will be located on Monroe Street and will include space for worship, classrooms, event space, and a commercial kosher kitchen. Chabad of Madison currently operates out of a space on Regent Street.
  • "We’re really blessed to be able to do this," Rabbi Avremel Matusof said. "The community has grown tremendously, and we have the opportunity, finally, to expand."
Photo via PBS Wisconsin

🕌 Check out the Wisconsin Muslim Project.

🔨 Meet Torn Edge Arts.

  • A retired West High School art teacher recently opened Torn Edge Arts on Monroe Street, where she continues her passion for teaching and metalworking through classes for the Madison Community.
  • The metalsmith studio is located in the longtime former site of Walter’s Swim & Sun. Torn Edge Arts offers a range of classes from beginner to advanced in subjects like stained glasswork and jewelry-making, according to Madison Magazine.
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