Meet Your Food Vendors
At Kenosha Public Market, our farmers are not only there to sell their produce, but often inspiring us with their wisdom and helpful hints. Every family needs a farmer/food producer… have you met yours yet? Our series of food producer profiles will help us stay in touch with our neighbors and friends in our community who grow gorgeous and delicious abundance for our tables.
We feel it’s important to know where your food comes from. “Meet your Food Producers” is a new way to get to know your growers & producers. We believe that connecting our community is the best way to support our community. We are pleased to introduce:
La Tarte Bakery
Meet Paul and Liz. They are the owner-operators, and bakers, of the popular LaTarte Bakery - a cornerstone vendor at Kenosha Public Markets.
Paul and Liz met while working at Jake’s Steakhouse in Brookfield about 20 years ago. Liz was a server and Paul worked in the back of the house. Liz eventually left the restaurant to work at LaTarte Bakery, which had different owners at the time. When the longtime owner began approaching retirement, Liz and Paul purchased the bakery and began expanding its offerings. That was 7 years ago. One of the first expansions was to offer fresh baked artisan breads.
Speaking of bread, it’s a product that has done well! This summer at KPM, one of the most popular offerings was the fresh baked Cheddar Loaf. LaTarte also offers handmade pies perfect for Thanksgiving, and delicious decorated cookies that a great anybtime but especially as the holidays approach.
Stop by the market on Saturdays - we’re located at 620 59th Street in Downtown Kenosha - and save yourself a trip to Wauwatosa (where LaTarte’s bakery and storefront are located). You’ll be able to scope out all their other amazing goodies and treats right here in Kenosha or online at KPM2GO. LaTarte can always be counted on for an array of delicate, handmade delectables that are as beautiful as they are delicious. The variety changes each week and seasonally, so check back often.
Paul and Liz have one son, and recently celebrated their 20th anniversary with a dinner, back at the restaurant where they met and began their journey together, of course. We love a good love story, and some good bread - LaTarte offers both!