GREEN BAY (WKOW) -- Twice a month the New Leaf Farmer's Market occupies a section of the KI Convention Center in downtown Green Bay.
The family-friendly market offers residents the chance to purchase local crafts, produce, cheese, meats, and baked goods, as well as the opportunity to attend instructive cooking demonstrations to learn how to incorporate their purchases into a healthy meal.
"It has just continuously increased year after year," Brehanna Skaletski, the market's marketing manager said. "The word keeps getting out, there are communities catching on to what eating healthy is all year around and really getting that local food for the whole family."
And locals are excited to have access to fresh, local foods right in their back yard.
"It's fantastic," Darin Schumacher of De Pere said. "I mean, you know a lot of times you think of an indoor farmer's market as something that might be in a bigger city, but having this in the Green Bay area is really something that's great for the community."
Now in its sixth season, the New Leaf Farmer's Market is continually growing.
"We've averaged about 3,000 people a week last year, and I think today we have to be past that already," said Skaletski. "So the word is getting out there and this year is going to be even better than last year."
The event includes more than 80 vendors and is free to attend. There is free parking at the Main Street ramp, which includes a skywalk over to the convention center. For more information and dates, log on to the city's website.