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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.

Make Self-Care A Priority In 2018

Self-Care Begins in Green Bay, WisconsinJanuary is a time when people around the world set new goals for the coming year. This year, make self-care a priority. We all know we can do everything better, if you just make the time to take care of yourself first.  Easier said than done!  If you are looking for solitude or quiet time with your significant other after the holidays, Green Bay has much to offer. Come and explore the thousands of miles of trails, many situated along the Fox River or in the Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve, along with a variety of other places.  Green Bay has excellent conditions for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing this winter as well, so the cold weather isn’t an excuse to keep away. If you want an activity that can get your adrenaline going, try skijoring or ice climbing. Or, head down to Packer’s Titletown District, new to Green Bay this year. Their tubing hill and skating rink have quickly become a favorite for locals and visitors. 

We know how important it is to make time for self-care, and also how hard it is to make yourself a priority! Take advantage our many winter specials, including the mid-week discounts at Astor House, and book your getaway to our Green Bay Bed and Breakfast today Continue reading

Make the Most of the Last Summer Days in Green Bay

Enjoy a Beautiful summer day and picnic at the beach in Green Bay, WisconsinSun, sand, and swim:  What else do you need? Don’t let summer slip away without spending quality time at a sandy beach. Whether you want to sunbath on golden sand, swim in shimmering water, or shop for fresh fruits at a farmers market, you’ll find it in Green Bay. With Lake Michigan nearby and Fox River running through downtown, Green Bay is the perfect place for a mini-vacation. Take advantage of the midweek package at Astor House B&B, you will enjoy the same hospitality at a discount! Check our availability online and reserve a room today. Continue reading

Best Spots to Watch Football in Green Bay

Green Bay Packers Football StadiumFootball fans, your long wait is over. The Green Bay Packers preseason games have begun. You may still have a chance to find a ticket or two online for the game at Lambeau Field on August 31st. Another fun way to watch the games is amongst Cheeseheads at one of five best sports bars in Green Bay. Whether you’re in town for the football game or not, rest assured that the city has much more to offer. Whether you are a nature lover, an active outdoor person, or a foodie, you will find plenty of choices. We’ve made a few suggestions below to help you make a fun-filled visit. But first of all, make your reservations with Astor House. We are a Bed and Breakfast located only 10 minutes from Lambeau Field. Check the availability here. Continue reading

Best Way to Enjoy Summer in Green Bay

Summer is a wonderful time to visit Green Bay. The warm weather and long daylight hours means more time to enjoy the time outdoors! With numerous parks, waterways, vineyards, farms, and nature preserves nearby, the only challenge is to decide what to do. Finding a good place to stay that is comfortable and convenient is essential. The Astor House is a short distance from the Fox River trail and several golf courses, as well as close to shopping and dining. You can step out for fun, and return to relax before your next outing. It is a perfect setting for leisure and convenient for business. Check our availability here. Continue reading

Running Ranks High in Green Bay

Marathon running events in Green BayThe outdoor running season has finally arrived and the Green Bay Marathon is just around the corner. Few people are aware of the prolific running culture in this town. There are literally thousands of running trails and hundreds of running events each year in and around the city. It is no surprise that the Green Bay Marathon attracts over tens of thousands of runners. The event lasts for three days. It begins with a health and fitness expo where you can get the latest running gear, or receive tips on how to stay in shape. The expo is followed by 5K and 10K runs, and finishes with a half and full marathon on the last day. The popularity of the Green Bay Marathon owes to its easy terrain and scenic route. Six of the 26.2 miles follow the Fox River Recreational Trail. Another highlight is the chance to run around the gridiron in the Lambeau Field at the end. When all the races are finished, there will be a tailgate-themed party in the stadium parking area. You don’t need to be a Green Bay Packers fans to enjoy this party.  Afterwards, come back and relax at the welcoming Astor House Bed and Breakfast; the perfect place to rest your muscles and unwind in Green Bay! Continue reading

A Perfect Mothers Day Gift

Mother's Day Flowers & CardAt the Astor House Bed and Breakfast, we think everyday should be Mother’s Day. After all, being a mom means working 24/7, 365 days a year. Mothers often don’t have the chance or the time to take a day off, even when they need it the most. Perhaps it’s time to make your mom (or the mother of your children?) feel extra special this Mothers Day? How about giving her a unique experience that will leave her refreshed, renewed and ready to take on another day? At the historic Astor House Bed and Breakfast in Green Bay, we have exactly what mom is looking for. Make reservations online, or purchase a gift certificate that mom can redeem when she’s ready. Rest assured that she will find our warm hospitality, cozy setting, and delightful breakfast a truly memorable experience. Continue reading

Astor House in Green Bay; More Than Bed and Breakfast

Astor House Bed and Breakfast in Green BayAre you looking for an awesome place in Green Bay to stay for a weekend getaway, or maybe a charming and fantastic place for your wedding night? The Astor House Bed and Breakfast is the ideal place. This historic house has welcomed many new and returning guests over the years. Our five distinctively decorated rooms have spacious private baths, four with double whirlpool tubs. Most rooms have a gas fireplace, and the entire house is equipped with free Wi-Fi. Barb, our hostess is not only welcoming, but she also prepares very delicious breakfast. For your convenience, breakfast can also be delivered to your door. At this bed and breakfast, you will find nothing short of comfort and convenience.  Book your stay with us today, and see for yourself why so many people choose to come back time and time again. Continue reading

Green Bay: A City Defined by Football, or Something Else?

Green Bay Packers Football GameIt is no secret that Green Bay loves the Packers. The city is filled with fantastic fans, some who come from far and wide to watch their team play. The reason is not just because it has brought back the Lombardi trophy four times. It is also because of a special relationship between the team and the community. The Packers are the only professional sports team in the country to be owned by shareholders. There are 363,948 owners, many of them live in greater Green Bay. As a result, the Packers are rooted in here. If you find yourself wondering why there is a 955 year waitlist for season tickets, you need to visit Green Bay and pay homage to Lambeau Field. Take a tour of the stadium. It will excite anyone, not just football fans. So make your reservation at Astor House for your next visit to Green Bay. We are just ten minutes from the stadium! Continue reading

Make Astor House Your Green Bay Getaway Destination

There are still plenty of gorgeous fall colors in Green Bay and its surrounding areas. This is the perfect time to surprise your significant other with a little getaway before the hectic holiday shopping and family gathering begins. Whether you live in Green Bay or need a little R&R, make Astor House your getaway destination.  Check out the Astor House featured on WFRV #WeAreGreenBay Road Trip with Millaine Wells and Lisa Malak.  Built in 1888, this bed and breakfast is a house rich in history and modern day amenities. Each of the five rooms is decorated with a different theme, from London to Hong Kong. All rooms have a private bath, four rooms have a fireplace and a whirlpool tub. Green Bay Getaway at the Astor HouseOur Innkeeper understands that some guests may just want to order breakfast in their room, while others don’t want to miss the conversations around the breakfast table.   Call Barb today and ask her about the mid-week getaway package, or come and stay during the weekend for a Packers game. Continue reading

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