Street market returns to Pulaski

Linda Monfils visits with a customer at the Pulaski Street Market.

JESSICA GOSKA
PULASKI NEWS

 

Now that summer is here, it is time once again to welcome the return of the Pulaski street market, and this summer, the Pulaski Area Chamber of Commerce is celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the market.

Excepting Labor Day, the market will run from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. every Monday until Oct. 1 at the corner of Pulaski Street and Wisconsin Street. Parking for the market is available in the Ulmer’s Fabrication LLC lot and along Pulaski Street.

 

This year, street market goers can find vendors offering jams, spices, pickles, flowers and more. While there is a small selection of produce at the market right now, the vegetable season is short this year, so most vegetables will not appear at the market for another few weeks.

 

Linda’s Natural Gardens owner Linda Monfils and her mother Lolly have a stand at the market this year. Monfils has participated in the Pulaski street market since its beginning in 2008, and her mother has helped her at the market for the past three years.

 

The pair enjoy selling their organic products at the market, but they believe customer traffic this year has been light so far. Lolly says, “I would like to see more people at the Pulaski farmers’ market.”

The Pulaski street market is now in its second year at its current location. Marlene Carey, owner of Remember When antique store in Pulaski and member of the Pulaski Area Chamber of Commerce, says she and the vendors like the new location because the market is now more visible to oncoming traffic than it was at the market’s old location, off of Highway 32.

 

Elaine from Assumption BVM Church is one such vendor who appreciates the market’s new, more traffic-visible location. Elaine has participated in the market since 2014 running ABVM’s plant sale extension. She enjoys farmers’ markets and thinks they are fun places because everyone is relaxed and friendly.

 

Elaine explained, “What’s so neat about the farmers’ market is the vendors become friends.”

 

Currently, Carey says there are 15 vendors who will participate in this year’s market, but she is always looking for more. Anyone interested in applying to become a vendor at this year’s street market can contact Carey or market committee members Jenny Rybicki and Jim Resick at the Pulaski Area Chamber of Commerce number–(920) 217-0780.