2018 farmers markets guide
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There's simply nothing better than a summer farmers market in Wisconsin.
It's the perfect opportunity for local growers to show off their goods, while consumers get a refreshing break from strolling the aisles in the supermarket. Throw in some live music, crafts, fresh flowers and clean summer air, and you've got yourself a homegrown good time.
SNAP, WIC & Senior vouchers
A growing number of farmers markets across Milwaukee accept federal nutrition benefits such as SNAP, WIC and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program vouchers. The Milwaukee Farmers Market Coalition, facilitated by Fondy Food Center, publishes an annual list of markets that accept benefits.
At participating markets, customers with SNAP can swipe their Quest cards at the market info booth to receive farmers market currency that can be spent at individual vendor stands. The WIC and Senior vouchers can be used directly at vendor stands for Wisconsin grown produce.
Brookfield Farmers Market
Civic Center Plaza, 2000 N. Calhoun Rd., (262) 784-7804
Saturdays, 7:30 a.m.-noon (rain or shine), May 5-Oct. 30
Get more from the market with a frequent shopper card, available at the information booth. Collect 12 punches to earn $5 in market money; collect 24 to earn $10.
Brown Deer Farmers Market
Marketplace Shopping Center, 9078 N Green Bay Rd. (414) 354 - 4117
Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., June 13-Oct. 31
This farmer's market has the classic fruits and vegetables but also mixes it up with coffee, salsa and other unique vendors.
Burlington Farmers Market
Wehmhoff Square, corner of Washington and Pine Streets, next to The Burlington Library (262) 210-6360
Thursdays, 3-7 p.m., May 3-Oct. 25
Find a variety foods including meat, cheese, vegetables and fruit as well as items like salad dressing, honey, flowers, bakery, ice cream, sandwiches and much more.
Butler Farmers Market
Hampton Avenue at 127th Street, in the Hampton's Parking Lot (414) 840-6602
Mondays, noon-6 p.m., May 21-Oct. 23
Shop fresh produce, fruits, honey, specialty meat, ready-made foods and much more every Monday! No market on Labor Day.
Delafield Farmers Market
Main & Dopkins Streets, one block west of Highway C, Delafield
Saturdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., May 19-Oct. 20
Grab a cup of coffee and peruse the market, which features plenty of locally produced food along with crafts, plants and prepared foods. Keep an eye out for Tudo Sabor Brasil, offering authentic Brazilian flan, cheese bread and more.
Dousman Farmers Market
Dousman Village Hall, 118 S. Main St. (262) 968-4566
Wednesdays, 2-6 p.m., May 2-Oct.17
No market July 4.
East Town Market
Cathedral Square Park, Wells and Jefferson Streets, (414) 271-1416
Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., June 3-Oct. 7.
Enjoy free yoga from 9 to 10 a.m. at the park's main stage, as well as DanceWorks offerings for children, families and teens (see schedule for details). No market July 15 and Aug. 12.
Enderis Park Farmer's Market
Enderis Park, 70th Street, between Chambers and Locust
Sundays, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., June 17 -Sept. 30
Purchase farm fresh produce or delicious prepared food products at this market which is celebrating its third season.
Fondy Farmers Market
2200 W. Fond du Lac Ave., (414) 933-8121
Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon, May 12-June 16
Saturdays, 7 a.m.-3 p.m., June 23-Oct. 30
Sundays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., June 23-Oct. 30
Tuesday and Thursday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturdays, 7 a.m.-3 p.m., Nov. 3-17
Visit Milwaukee's oldest continuously operating market featuring a variety of fresh and prepared food vendors, including farmer's from Fondy's farms in Port Washington and Mequon.
Fondy Downtown Farmer's Market
Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., July 10-Sept. 25
Fort Atkinson Farmers Market
24 E. Milwaukee St., (920) 563-3210
Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon, May 5-Oct. 27
This market features over 36 hyper-local vendors (most from within a 30 mile radius) and over 50 craft vendors during Arts Saturdays, held on the last Saturday of each month.
Fox Point Farmers Market
North Shore Congregational Church, 7330 N, Santa Monica Blvd., (414) 352-0555
Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon, June 16-Oct. 13
Browse a variety of vendors selling fresh vegetables and flowers along with free-range chickens and eggs, smoked salmon, grass-fed beef, lamb, organic pork and more. NEW THIS YEAR: The market is going green. All single-use plastic bags will be replaced with biodegradeable, compostable bags. Reusable mesh and cloth bags will also be available at the market information table.
Garden District Farmers Market
6th & Howard Ave., across from the water tower
Saturdays, 12-4 p.m., June 9-Oct. 20
Shop local fruit, vegetables, quality meat, gourmet popcorn, oyster mushrooms on a beautiful open brick square.
Germantown Farmers Market
Parking Lot of the Germantown Village Hall
N112 W17001 Mequon Rd., (262) 250-4710
Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon., May 5-Oct. 27
From fresh flowers to locally grown produce, you'll get your fill at this weekly market featuring both conventional and organic products.
Greendale Open Market
Broad Street-Village Center, between Northway and Schoolway, (414) 423-2790
Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon, June 16-Oct. 6
Support a wide variety of unique vendors and community groups featuring wares that vary from flowers to fresh produce to bakery and arts and crafts.
Greenfield Farmers Market
Konkel Park, 5151 W. Layton Ave.
Sundays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., May 6-Oct. 28; closed Memorial Day weekend
Visit on the first Sunday of every month for the maker's market featuring quality, hand-crafted goods from local artisans.
Hartford Farmers Market
Hartford Recreation Center parking lot, 125 N. Rural St., (262) 673-7193
Saturdays, 7 a.m.-noon, May 19-Oct. 27
Stop by and check out selection of crafts, organic food, vegetables, local specialties and fruits.
Horicon Farmers Market
Kiwanis Park, at the end of South Hubbard Street, (920) 485-0216
Wednesdays, 4-7 p.m., May 11 through August
Take a picturesque drive to Horicon to visit their market which features vendors, a free live music series and community cook-outs hosted each week by a different Horicon area service organization.
Jackson Park Farmers Market
3500 W. Forest Home Ave., adjacent to the boathouse north of the pond
Thursdays, 3:30-7 p.m., June 14-Sept. 27
Take a stroll through the park, shop and support local vendors, grab a bite to eat and enjoy live music each week at this relatively new market.
Kenosha Parks Farmers Markets
June through November, Tuesday-Friday, 6 a.m.-noon, Saturday, 6 a.m.-1 p.m.
Tuesdays: Pennoyer Park, 35th Street and Seventh Avenue
Wednesdays: Columbus Park, 54th Street and 22nd Avenue
Thursdays: Lincoln Park, 18th Avenue and 70th Street
Fridays: Baker Park, 66th Street and Sheridan Road
Saturday: Columbus Park, 54th Street and 22nd Avenue
Kenosha Harbor Market
Rhode Center for the Arts, (262) 914-1252
Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., May 12-Oct. 13
This bustling European-style mixed market offers goods from 150+ vendors each week. In addition to produce, meats, cheeses and prepared foods, you can also enjoy live entertainment, chef demonstrations and educational booths.
Lake Mills Artisan/Farmers Market
Common Park, North Main and East Lake Streets, (920) 648-6721
Wednesdays, 2-6:30 p.m., May 9-Oct. 17
This market features seasonal produce, crafts and art, all produced by farmers, crafters and artisans who grow or create their products.
Madison's Dane County Farmers Market
Capital Square, 2 E. Main St. (608) 455-1999
Saturdays, 6:15 a.m.-1:45 p.m., April 14-Nov. 10
The 200 Block of Martin Luther King Blvd.
Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m.-1:45 p.m., April 18-Nov. 7
There's nothing small about the Dane County Farmer's Market. Take your time and stroll the square nibbling delicious things and getting your weekly shopping done. Need a sense of what you'll find? Here are 8 great foodie finds to look for on your next trip.
Menomonee Falls Farmers Market
NEW LOCATION: Mill Street Parking Lot behind AJ O'Brady's Irish Pub
Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., May 2 -Oct. 31
Peruse produce, home-made bakery, flowers, garden plants, specialty items, and unique arts and crafts made in Wisconsin and the surrounding area.
New Berlin Farmers Market
NEW LOCATION: 15055 W. National Ave. (262) 786-5380
Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon, May 12 - Oct. 27
Enjoy a brand new location for the New Berlin Farmers Market during the 2018 season. In addition to fruits and vegetables, this market features numerous other treats including popcorn, eggrolls and dog treats.
Oak Creek Farmers Market
Drexel Town Square, 361 W. Town Square Way
To market to market, a brand new market. This market, which takes place at Drexel Town Square, operates Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The market is a rain or shine event that continues through the end of October. Shop the market for quality, farm fresh foods and related items, much of it locally grown. Staples of the market will include vine-ripened produce and fruits, cheeses, eggs, meats, honey and flowers. Approximately 30 vendors will be featured each week.
Oconomowoc Farmers Market
First Bank Financial Centre, 155 W. Wisconsin Ave., (262) 567-2666
Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon, May 5-Oct. 27
Closed August 11.
Shop over 50 vendors, from produce to arts and crafts at this weekly market.
Outdoor Urban Market
Milwaukee Public Market, 400 N. Water St., (414) 336-1111
Saturdays. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., June 2-Sept. 1 (rain or shine)
Browse the wares of some of the best artists, growers, makers and crafters in the region at this bustling urban market. Market attendees get one hour of free parking in public market lot with a market purchase and validation.
Pewaukee Farmers Market
Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, W240N3103 Pewaukee Rd.
Wednesdays, 3:30-7 p.m., June 13-Aug. 29
Browse a variety of vendors selling fresh produce, flowers, natural skin-care items, sauces, salsas, women's clothing, cooking mixes and offering services including chiropractic therapy and fitness programs at this weekly market.
Port Washington Farmers Market
East Main Street, between Franklin and Wisconsin Streets, (262) 305-4220
Saturdays 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., June 2-Oct. 27
Closed July 21 for Port Fish Days
Visit with friends, enjoy tasty samples, sip your coffee, walk your pet (pets are allowed) and stock your kitchen with a variety items brought to you by area farms and vendors.
West Racine Farmers Market
Washington Ave. and West Blvd., (262) 886-3091
Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon, May 12-Oct. 27
Wednesdays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 30-Oct.24
Riverwest Gardeners Market
Garden Park, 821 E. Locust St., (414) 367-9389
Sundays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., June 3-Oct. 21
Closed June 10
This neighborhood market specializes in seasonal fruits and vegetables, local honey and eggs, freshly made bread and beautiful bouquets.
Saukville Farmers Market
Veterans Park, (262) 284-9423
Sundays except Labor Day weekend, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., June 24-Oct. 28
Spend the morning in the park! This market is stocked with Wisconsin-grown produce, flowers and crafts.
Shorewood Farmers Market
Lake Bluff Elementary, 1600 W. Bluff Blvd.
Sundays, 9:30-1 p.m., June 17-Oct. 28
Enjoy live entertainment and special events throughout the season at this bustling family-friendly market showcasing the best of seasonal produce and locally made products.
South Milwaukee Downtown Market
11th and Milwaukee Avenues, (414) 499-1568
Thursdays, 3-7 p.m., May 31-Oct. 11
You'll find both conventional and organic produce, along with arts, crafts and baked goods at this family friendly market.
South Shore Farmers Market
2900 S. Shore Dr.
Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon, June 16-Oct. 13
Grab breakfast along with your produce for the week at this pet-friendly market along the lakefront.
St. Martin's Fair
St. Martins Market Square Gazebo, 11230 W. Franklin St., Franklin (414) 425-7500
First Monday of every month, 3 to 7 p.m., May 5-Oct. 6
Sunday of Labor Day Weekend, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Monday of Labor Day Weekend, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
An assortment of hardware and household items, pet supplies, clothing, shoes and more. Live music is featured over Labor Day weekend.
Sussex Farmers Market
Armory Park, W239 N5664 Maple Ave.
Sundays 9:30 a.m-1 p.m., June 3-Oct. 14
No market on July 15.
Meet Wisconsin growers while enjoying live music and children's activities.
Thiensville Farmers Market
Thiensville Village Park, (262) 512-1790
Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., June 12-Oct. 16
This farmer's market is open all day long every Tuesday during the summer. Features include local produce, fruits, meat, grains, artisanal goods, dairy products and a variety of live performances from local artists.
Tosa Farmers Market
Hard Mills parking lot, 7720 Harwood Ave., (414) 431-5798
Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon, June 2-Oct. 13
Enjoy a special makers' market on the first Saturday of each month featuring local artists and their wares.
Walker Square Farmers' Market
Walker Square Park, 1029 S. 9th St. (414) 301-3110
Sundays and Thursdays, 7 a.m.-3 p.m., (tentative opening) June 17-Oct. 28
Looking for unique produce? Look no further than the Walker Square Market where you're sure to find summer staples as well as something delicious and new to try.
Waukesha Farmers Market
Downtown on St. Paul and Madison St. on the North side of the Fox River (262) 549-6154
Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon, May 5-Oct. 27
You'll get a bit of everything at this Waukesha market, which features produce, crafts, entertainment and more from over 150 vendors.
West Allis Farmers Market
6501 W. National Ave., (414) 302-8600
Tuesdays and Thursdays, noon-6 p.m.; Saturdays 1-6 p.m., May 5-Nov. 24
If you love a market dedicated to produce, this is the one. Walk the stalls or snack on lunch from one of the street vendors on the south end of the market.
West Bend Farmers Market
Old Settler's Park, Main Street and Cedar, (262) 338-3909
Saturdays, 7:30-11 a.m., May 19-Oct. 27
One of the largest markets in Wisconsin, this market occupies multiple blocks in Downtown West Bend and features a variety of products from produce, fruits, meats, eggs, maple syrup, bakery items, spices, soaps, herbal products and prepared foods. No pets are allowed.
Westown Farmers Market
Zeidler Union Square, 3rd and Michigan Streets, (414) 276-6696
Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., June 7-Oct. 25
Enjoy food and products from more than 50 vendors, and live entertainment throughout the season.
Whitefish Bay Farmers Market
Berkeley Boulevard at Silver Spring Drive, (414) 962-6690
Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon, July 7-Oct. 27
Relish this open air market featuring produce, eggs, meats, fish, cheese, flowers, honey, coffee, bakery and more.
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