Garlic farm opens gate to public
CAMPBELLSPORT - Campbellsport garlic-growers Ken and Sue Garbisch are opening their Kettle Moraine Garlic Farm to the public next weekend.
The couple began growing garlic in 2014 on a quarter acre of their Fond du Lac County farm, where Arabian horses and the couple's hay crop share the land. The Garbisch farm features nine different kinds of garlic — none, Streetwise guesses, are packaged garlic salt — each with a nuanced flavor. The sale runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m Friday and Saturday at N8590 Midland Drive in Campbellsport.
Typically, garlic needs to cure for three or four weeks after harvest in late summer, meaning there's usually a small window to get the kind of fresh garlic that the Garbisch farm grows. But though this garlic may be hard to come by, cloves can stay fresh for four months or so.
At the corner of Johnson Street and Rolling Meadows Drive, Oshkosh development company Alexander & Bishop is constructing more retail space next to the Westwind Shopping Center, which currently houses the Mattress Firm, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and other companies.
The new 6,795-square-foot building will host three tenants once it is completed in Fall 2016. Alexander & Bishop has lined up a couple of franchise stores for the new shopping center, though no deal has been finalized yet.
In its first mass hiring push since 2011, Oshkosh Corp. plans to hold a job fair in Fond du Lac this week for a spate of open positions.
The truck-maker in late July held a hiring fair in Oshkosh, with hopes of offering jobs to 300 in a matter of hours. The company found about 200 candidates during that push, and hopes to make up the difference in Fond du Lac from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Holiday Inn Convention Center, 625 W. Rolling Meadows Drive.
In-demand skills include welders and painters, largely for its second shift. The company needs workers to complete international contracts for Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected All-Terrain Vehicles (MRAP M-ATVs). Though the company last year won a $6.7 billion contract to build the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) for the military, hiring to fill that contract likely won't begin in earnest for another year or more.