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An Accessible Boardwalk on the Beach in Algoma

Accessible Boardwalk on Crescent Beach in Algoma, WisconsinThough there’s plenty to do in downtown Green Bay this summer, there are surrounding communities that make for a wonderful day trip. Algoma is one such town. Algoma, a charming small town located on the shores of Lake Michigan, is a beautiful place to spend a day. Algoma is the perfect place to go fishing, or just browse the shops, walk along the beach, or sip a glass of wine.  Our favorite thing to do is enjoy the shoreline along scenic Lake Michigan, where Algoma’s award-winning and ADA-accessible boardwalk is located. Come explore Green Bay and the surrounding communities with us this summer.  Book a room at our Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast today! Continue reading

Visit Bay Shore Park in Green Bay

View the Niagara Escarpment at Bay Shore Park in Green Bay, WisconsinGreen Bay, Wisconsin is a truly wonderful getaway destination during these warm, summer months.  Green Bay is nestled on the shores of Lake Michigan, offering breathtaking views of the lake around every bend.  Our historic Bed an Breakfast in the heart of Green Bay is the perfect home base to explore this northeastern corner of Wisconsin, as it’s within easy driving distance of the Marinette County waterfalls, the beautiful neighboring Door County Peninsula, and so much more.  This summer, come explore one of Green Bays local gems, Cecil Depeau Bay Shore Park, one of our favorite places to visit on the Bay of Green Bay. Book your room at our Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast today. Continue reading

Plan Ahead for These Summer Events in Green Bay

Top Summer Events in Green Bay, WisconsinGreen Bay is truly a four season destination, with plenty to see and do no matter the time of year. In light of Green Bay’s popularity, many of the town’s most popular events require a little advanced planning to ensure you have both tickets and a place to stay. To that end, we’ve put together a guide to some of the top reasons to visit Green Bay this summer, in hopes of helping you make the most of your time in our charming and historic city, located on the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan.  There are no finer accommodations in Green Bay than the Astor House Bed and Breakfast.  Book your room today, and get a start on your summer plans before it’s too late. Continue reading

Browse the Farmer’s Market in Green Bay

Green Bay Farmer's MarketIf there’s one tried and true way to experience Green Bay as the locals know it, it’s by visiting a local Farmer’s Market. Nothing showcases the talents and resourcefulness of a community more than a local market, and those in Green Bay are no exception. In fact, the Downtown Green Bay Farmer’s Market has been running strong since 1917. That means the markets have been a part of Green Bay’s culture longer than the Green Bay Packers. Needless to say, Green Bay harbors a deep history with this markets, and it’s a truly incredible piece of our city worth visiting.  The next time you stay with us at the Astor House Bed and Breakfast, make sure you take the time to visit one of our incredible Farmer’s Markets in Green Bay.

Green Bay Top Farmer’s Markets

The Saturday Market in downtown is not only the oldest, but also the most popular of the Farmer’s Markets in Green Bay. The Saturday Farmer’s Market opens for the season on May 26, and will run every weekend through October.  The market hosts over 100 local vendors, each of which must come from within a 75-mile radius of Green Bay and grow, make, cook or prepare their own products. It’s truly a showcase of the best goods produced here in Green Bay.  There are also a variety of fantastic live music performances and events each Saturday at the market, and an experience you won’t want to miss.

Another wonderful Farmer’s Market to visit are the Wednesday evening markets on Broadway, which has grown to include 150 vendors, and is the largest public market in Green Bay.  Opening Day for this market is May 30, 2018, and it will run into September. While this market is a wonderful place to stock up on local fruits and vegetables and enjoy some boutique shopping, it’s really known for its food and drink offerings.  Instead of sitting down for one big meal, you can spend your evening grazing your way from food vendor to food vendor, and enjoy a taste of Green Bay’s top restaurants.  You can also relax in the beer garden, which features pours from Green Bay’s own breweries. It’s a fantastic evening treat in the middle of the week.

Local Produce at the Green Bay Farmer's MarketAdditional Farmers Markets to Visit

There are a couple of notable Farmer’s Markets nearby that are also worth a visit. The De Pere Market is Thursday evenings in Seroogy’s Chocolate parking lot. Afterwards, enjoy a walk around historic Downtown De Pere and the RiverWalk, where you’ll enjoy scenic views of the Fox River. The Oneida Market on Thursdays, run by the Oneida Nation, is a wonderfuly place to browse Oneida and other locally grown fruits, vegetables, honey, maple syrup, flowers, plants, sweet grass and naturally raised or grown products. You can also find handmade Oneida arts and crafts.

The entire Green Bay Farmer’s Market experience offers something for everyone, and is a great way to spend a relaxing morning or evening during your stay at the Astor House. Many of the incredible ingredients found at our local Farmer’s Markets make their way into your breakfast each morning at the Astor House Bed and Breakfast. Book your stay today, and enjoy this fresh insight into Green Bay’s local culture.

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