Waupaca, WI
Current Conditions
0:35 AM CDT
Cloudy
Temperature
59°F
Dew Point
50°F
Humidity
70%
Wind
SE at 12 mph
Barometer
0.00 in. F
Visibility
10.00 mi.
Sunrise
06:54 a.m.
Sunset
06:38 p.m.
Morning Forecast (7:00am-12:00pm)
Temperatures will range from 48 to 60 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 7 and 12 miles per hour from the southeast. No precipitation is expected.
7-Day Forecast
Wednesday
66°F / 48°F
Mostly Cloudy
Thursday
70°F / 48°F
Light Rain
Friday
54°F / 32°F
Light Rain/Snow
Saturday
39°F / 31°F
Mostly Cloudy
Sunday
52°F / 31°F
Partly Cloudy
Monday
53°F / 38°F
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday
49°F / 30°F
Partly Cloudy
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:35 AM CDT
Wednesday...Temperatures will range from a high of 66 to a low of 48 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 3 and 13 miles per hour from the southeast. Less than 1 tenth inch of rain is possible.
This Afternoon ...Temperatures will range from 64 to 66 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 9 and 13 miles per hour from the southeast. No precipitation is expected.
This Evening ...Temperatures will range from 62 to 56 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 6 and 11 miles per hour from the southeast.
Overnight ...Temperatures will remain steady at 58 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 3 and 10 miles per hour from the south. No precipitation is expected.
Thursday...Temperatures will range from a high of 70 to a low of 48 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 2 and 22 miles per hour from the southeast. 0.65 inches of rain are expected.

Farmers markets offer something for everyone

Aug. 18, 2014 | 0 comments

As the idea of buying and eating local gains momentum, local farmers markets provide a wonderful bounty of fresh produce, flowers and handmade items in Eau Claire.

Phoenix Park, downtown Eau Claire, is one of the state's busiest markets on Saturday mornings. Wednesday morning and Thursday afternoon, the crowds move to the market in Gordy's parking lot, and every Sunday morning from June through October, vendors set up their wares in the parking lot at Festival Foods.

Walking among the 25 plus vendors on a Sunday morning, there were beautiful displays of every kind of vegetable arranged on a variety of tables under matching tents.

A most unusual find were the Ground Cherries. Grown on bushes, they fall off onto the ground when ripe and can be eaten raw or made into a sauce or pie.

Jade Seichter, an organic first-year farmer from Augusta, sells the usual array of vegetables but also carries a kind of bean called "Dragon's Tongue," similar to green beans but with a very unusual color.

Anderson Xiong was selling beautiful bouquets of flowers along with vegetables grown in his family's garden.

Eric Anderson was another one of the vendors whose business Sticks & Stones uses 100-year-old wood to craft picture frames as well as unusual chairs and tables custom made from different woods to fit the customers' needs.

Looking to supplement the family meals or find a gift or a flower arrangement, farmers markets are the perfect way to spend time out in the fresh air and do it "local."

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