Jack Fennimore

63 Great Farmers Markets

Most are in metro area, some are longer drives. All offer the best of Wisconsin's bountiful produce.

By - Jun 20th, 2015 12:28 pm
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Westown Farmers Market. Photo by Jeramey Jannene, taken June 6th, 2012.

Westown Farmers Market. Photo by Jeramey Jannene, taken June 6th, 2012.

Fresh tomatoes, beans, peas, corn, green onions, blue berries, peaches, cherries, herbs, flowers and on and on. A great farmers market can be an explosion of produce, not mention cheeses, eggs, bakery and other items. Every market is just a little different, yet all have in common a closeness to the bountiful agricultural area that is Wisconsin.  It’s fun just looking but better to buy: you get tasty stuff to eat while supporting local producers and promoting a healthy lifestyle. There’s no shortage of great farmers markets in the metro area, but many consumers like to make a day trip out of it. With that in mind we’ve compiled an alphabetical list of farmers markets in the region.

 

Beaver Dam Farmers Market

Come see the sights at downtown Beaver Dam as you sample the local cuisine.

The market is open Sundays from 9am to 1pm through October 4.

 

Brookfield Farmers Market

One of the oldest markets in Brookfield returns this year. You can use cash or purchase tokens with a debit card. You can even purchase gift tokens for a friend. There’s also a “Market and More” for artists and local shops to sell their products on the third Saturday of the month.

The Market runs until sometime in October and is open on Saturdays from 7:30am to noon. It is located on 2000 N. Calhoun Road.

 

Brown Deer Farmers Market

Summer and fall produce and products. Early customers are treated to a free pumpkin in late October.

The market goes till late October every Wednesday from 7:30am to 5:30pm at 6700 W. Brown Deer Rd., Brown Deer.

 

Burlington Farmers Market

Burlington is home to a wonderful farmers market. Brings some friends along as you shop the fresh produce picked the morning before as local music plays around you. They also accept EBT, debit, and credit cards.

The market through October every Thursday from 3pm to 7pm. It is located at the Corner of Washington and Pine Streets.

 

Butler Farmers Market

Don’t have time to shop over the weekend? Then Butler Farmers Market has you covered. Stop by during your lunch break for a quick bite or after work to shop for produce.

The market goes until October 19 every Monday from noon to 6pm. It’s located in the South Tower Parking Lot (100 block of West Mill Street).

 

Cudahy Farmers Market

Celebrate the collaboration between local farmers, businesses, entrepreneurs, and communities at the Cudahy Farmers Market. The market, led by a non-stock corporation, features a large variety of vendors from all around the Milwaukee Area.

Open Wednesdays from 3:30-7:30pm through October 28, at 3500 Library Ave. in Cudahy.

 

Cedarburg Farmers Market

Shop the local produce and art while you travel around beautiful, historic downtown Cedarburg.

Open through October every Friday from 9am to 2pm. Located on the corner of Mill Street and Washington Avenue.

 

CORE/El Centro Rooftop Farmers Market

Shop atop the rooftop garden above the CORE/El Centro building. CORE/El Centro is a non-profit organization devoted to providing people of all income levels with natural healing therapies and garden and nutrition education, and nothing heals better than fresh, local produce!

Through October every Monday from 4pm to 8pm. The building is located on 130 W Bruce St #300, Milwaukee.. If it rains, the market will be held in the first floor lobby.

 

Dane County Farmers Market

A Madison tradition and one of the largest producer-only markets in the country. It takes up all four sides of Capitol Square, every Saturday with local sellers and fun events and music throughout the summer.

The market goes from April to November on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Also keep an eye out for the Winter Market. The full schedule, including a list of events, can be found here. The Wednesday market can be found one block south of the square, in the 200 block of Martin Luther King Blvd.

 

Delafield Farmers Market

The prime spot for Delafield and Lake Country visitors and residents alike to enjoy the local produce and also partake in yoga every Saturday from 8:30am to 9:30am.

The market goes through October 31 every Saturday from 8am to 1pm. It is located on Main Street in Delafield next to the Fish Hatchery Building.

 

Dousman Farmers Market

Come for the relaxed atmosphere of small town Dousman, WI. Stay for the fresh produce.

The market is open every Wednesday from 2-6pm through October 21. It is located at St. Mary’s Parking Lot (36014 Sunset Dr., Dousman).

 

East Side Green Market

The farm comes to the city. Listen to local entertainment as you shop around the local vendors serving a variety of produce, crafts, art, and more.

Through October 3 on Saturdays from 10am to 2pm. Located outside of the new East Side Library on North Ave. and Cramer St. in Milwaukee.

 

East Town Market

Another market for trendy city slickers. Enjoy fresh, local produce and prepared food as well as yoga sponsored by the WAC at 9am, live music, dance lessons from Danceworks, and more!

Open Saturdays from 9am to 1pm through October 3 in Cathedral Square Park, Milwaukee.

 

East Troy Farmers Market

The East Troy Area Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Michael Fields Agricultural Institute and Square Roots to bring you another year of local produce and more.

Through October 2 every Friday from 3pm to 7pm. It is located at the East Troy Village Square.

 

Fondy Farmers Market

The Fondy Food Center offers nutritional education, gives support to local farmers, and is one of Milwaukee’s oldest and largest producers-only farmers markets.

Located on 2200 W Fond Du Lac Ave, Milwaukee, it ends on November 23 (see the website for more information on hours).

 

Fort Atkinson Farmers Market

Browse over 45 local vendors as you enjoy live music, free kids arts and crafts, and community education. Arts Saturdays are held once a month at the market. Check the Facebook page for more updates.

Open Saturdays, 8am to noon, through October. It is located at 24 E Milwaukee St., Fort Atkinson.

 

Fox Point Farmers Market

The producer-only farmers market provides a huge list of produce and ethnic foods as well as music while you shop.

From June 20 to October 17 every Saturday from 8am to noon with music starting at 10am. Located at the west parking lot of Stormonth School at Mall and Lombardy Rds in Fox Point.

 

Garden District Farmers Market

The all-volunteer market on the beautiful brick square in Lake Water Tower is home to many farmers and local makers of unique products. Check back for information on special events.

Open through October 17 every Saturday from 1pm to 5pm. Located just off of Interstate 94/43 at 6th Street and Howard Ave.

 

Germantown Farmers Market

Come to historic Germantown for a feast of fresh produce.

The market is open Saturdays, 8am to noon, through October 24. It is located at W164 N11325 Squire Dr., Germantown.

 

Greendale Open Market

You can shop the farmers market and stop at the variety of local, independent shops in the historic village of Greendale.

Held at the Broad Street Village Center between Northway and Schoolway on June 27, July 11 & 25, August 1, 15 & 29, September 12, 19 & 26, and October 10.

 

Greenfield Farmers Market

Come shop for local produce while listening to local music and shopping for local art at the monthly Makers Market.

The market goes until October 25 every Sunday from 10am to 2pm. The Makers Market will be available the first Sunday of every month. It is located in Konkel Park (5151 W. Layton Ave.).

On August 23, there will be a raffle and giveaways to celebrate the mid-season of the market.

On October 18, children in costume can go trick or treating through the market.

 

Hartford Farmers Market

Enjoy the sights of downtown Hartford, WIsconsin as you browse the locally grown produce to live music.

Held on Saturdays, 7am to 1pm, from May 2 to November 14. Located at the Hartford Recreation Center parking lot (125 N Rural St.).

 

Hartung Park Farmers Market

In beautiful, historic downtown Wauwatosa. There will be many unique events held at the market, so be sure to keep an eye on the Hartung Park Community Association Facebook page for updates.

Open Wednesdays at 4pm till dusk through Mid-October. Located at Menomonee River Parkway at Keefe in Wauwatosa.

 

Horicon Farmers Market

Come to the “City of the Marsh” for fresh, local produce.

The market is open every Wednesdays, 4-8pm through August 26 and Wednesdays, 4-7pm, from September 2 to October 7. It is located at Kiwanis Park, at the end of S. Hubbard St.in Horicon.

 

Jackson Park Farmers Market

Come to the community-run farmers market at Jackson Park (3500 W Forest Home Ave.) in Milwaukee with vendors and live music.

Open Thursdays from 4-7pm through October 15.

 

Jefferson Farmers Market

Savor the sights of downtown Jefferson as you sample the local goods.

The market is open Thursdays, 11am-6pm, through October 8. It is located at South Center Ave. and Racine St. in the Municipal Parking Lot in Jefferson.

 

Kenosha Parks Farmers Markets

Much fun and feasting is to be had at Kenosha’s many beautiful parks.

The market at Union Park (45th St. and 8th Ave.) will be open Tuesdays from 6am to noon.

The market at Columbus Park (54th St. and 22nd Ave.) will be open Wednesdays, 6am to noon, and Saturdays from 6am to 1pm.

The market at Lincoln Park (18th Ave. and 70th St.) will be open Thursdays from 6am to noon.

The market at Baker park (66th St. and Sheridan Rd.) will be open Fridays from 6am to noon.

All markets will be open from June to November.

 

Kenosha Harbor Market

Come to the Rhode Center for the Arts for local produce, ethnic food, and live music.

The market goes through October 10 every Saturday from 9am to 2pm (with the indoor section closing at 1pm).

 

Lake Geneva Farmers Market

Travel down the roads around Lake Geneva on you way to the beach and check out the fresh produce, art, jewelry, flowers, and more. Includes both indoor and outdoor shopping.

The market goes through October 29 every Thursday. 330 Broad St., Lake Geneva.

 

Lake Mills Artisan/Farmers Market

Feast your eyes and face at the large variety of local artists and produce vendors at the Lake Mills Artisan/Farmers Market.

The market is open every Wednesday, 2-6:30pm, until October 21. It is located at Common Park (N. Main St. and E Lake St.).

 

Menomonee Falls Farmers Market

Menomonee Falls hosts a lovely farmers market filled with local produce and products.

Open May through November on Wednesdays from 8am to 3pm and August through October on Sundays from 9am to 2pm. Located one block west of the corner of Appleton & Main in the North Junior High Campus parking lot in Menomonee Falls.

 

Milwaukee County Winter Farmers Market

The nonprofit market provides Milwaukeeans with all sorts of products from local vendors around the Milwaukee area. The market promotes sustainable products for people of all income levels including produce, meat, dairy, baked goods, jams, syrup, and soap.

Open every Saturday from 9am to 1pm at the Mitchell Park Domes, through late October.

 

Muskego Green Market

Enjoy fresh, organic, seasonal produce and artisan goods as you listen to live music. Promote healthy living and local farmers here! The 3rd Thursday of every month will bring Market Plus for even more vendors and events including workshops and music.

The market is open on Thursdays, 3-7pm, in the summer and fall (except for July 2). It is located in the parking lot of the Muskego Public Library (S73W16663 Janesville Rd.).

 

New Berlin Farmers Market

Travel to beautiful New Berlin for fresh produce and fun.

The market goes until sometime in October every Saturday from 8am to noon. It is located at 16300 W National Ave.

 

Oconomowoc Farmers Market

Travel to Oconomowoc for their signature produce and artisan goods.

The market goes until October 31 every Saturday from 7:30am to noon. It is located at the South Municipal Parking Lot behind 175 E Wisconsin Ave. in Oconomowoc.

 

Outdoor Urban Market at the Milwaukee Public Market

The Milwaukee Public Market (400 N. Water St., Milwaukee) is already the go-to source for food and products from independently owned sources. But every Saturday, 10am to 3pm, through September 26, you can walk down St. Paul avenue along the building to shop for local produce and art (rain or shine).

 

Port Washington Farmers Market

The Port Washington Winter Farmers Market and FIrst Congregational Church welcomes everyone to enjoy their local, fresh produce and entertainment.

The market is open Saturdays, 8am to 12:30pm, through October 31 (except July 20). It is located on E Main St., between Franklin and Wisconsin Streets in Port Washington.

 

Racine Farmers Markets

Stop by the many farmers markets in Racine when you plan your visit.

The market at the parking lot behind Bendsten’s Bakery (3200 Washington Ave.) is open Wednesdays from 11am to 4pm and Fridays from 8am to noon.

The market at St. Andrew Lutheran Church (1015 4 Mile Rd.) is open Thursdays from 2-5:30pm.

The market at the Case Corp. parking lot (700 State St.) is open Saturdays from 8am to noon.

All markets are open from May to October.

 

Riverwest Gardeners Market
(website from 2014, but will be updated as event draws near)

Milwaukee’s lovely Riverwest area welcomes you to enjoy their locally grown and made products and live music.

The market is open Sundays, 10am to 4pm, from June 21 to October 25, Located in Garden Park, at the corner of Locust St and Bremen St. in Milwaukee.

 

Saukville Farmers Market

Visit the beautiful, forested community of Saukville and the farmers market filled with local produce and artisan crafts.

The market goes through October 25 every Sunday from 9am to 1pm. It is located at Veterans Park in downtown Saukville.

 

Schlitz Park Farmers Market w/ Fondy Food Center

The Fondy Food Center is dedicated to educating people around the Milwaukee area and making sure that everyone has fresh produce. This market is the organization’s first pop-up farmers market. You can pay with cash, credit, debit and with food stamps.

The market will be open Thursdays, 11am to 2pm, from the end of June to September. It is located on N 2nd St., in front of Brewhouse Square, Milwaukee.

 

Shorewood Farmers Market

There is no shortage of things to at the Shorewood Farmers Market. Events include educational demonstrations, live music, and family events.

The market is open Sundays, 10am to 1pm, from June 28 to November 1. It is located at Capital at Murray Ave., Atwater School playground, in Shorewood.

 

South Milwaukee Downtown Market

Produce, bakery, art, jewelry, flowers along with a variety of live entertainment and samples from local restaurants. Check back often for special events.

Open every Thursday until October 8. Located on 11th Avenue and Milwaukee Avenue in downtown South Milwaukee.

 

South Shore Farmers Market

Enjoy dinner and a show at the South Shore Farmers Market. There will be a huge variety of events and bands throughout the summer and fall. A full schedule can be found in the link above.

The market is open Saturdays, 8am to noon, through October. It is located on 2900 South Shore Dr.

There will be no market on July 11 due to the South Shore Frolics.

 

St. Andrew Farmers Market

Shop for a variety of flowers and produce at St. Andrew Farmers Market.

Open Thursdays, 2-6pm, through October. It is located at 1015 Four Mile Rd., Racine.

 

St. Martin’s Fair

Vendors sell a variety of things, from clothing to pet supplies to flowers to furniture and more, at the St. Martins Fair. Live music will play during Labor Day weekend.

The market is open the first Monday of every month, 6am to 2pm (weather permitting). Labor Day weekend hours are Sunday from 8 am to 9pm and Monday from 6am to 6pm.

 

Sturtevant Farmers Market

See the lovely sights of Sturtevant while you shop for local produce.

The market is open Mondays, 9am to 1pm, through October 26. It is located at Fountain Banquet Hall (8505 Durand Ave.), Sturtevant.

 

Thiensville Farmers Market

Those wishing for a nearly all-day farmers market need look no further. Live music turns the market into a celebration of local farmers.

The market runs until sometime in late October and is open every Tuesday from 9am to 7pm with live music playing from 11am to 1pm and then again from 4pm to 7pm.

 

Tosa Farmers Market

In addition to fresh produce in the summer, the Tosa Farmers Market also hosts the Makers Market on the first Saturday of each month, allowing market goers to purchase arts and crafts from many different local artists.

The market is open until October 17 every Saturday from 8am to noon. 7720 Harwood Ave, Wauwatosa.

 

Walker Square Farmers Market

The green grass and shady trees in Walker Square park provide the perfect backdrop for shopping for the best produce. Children can play at the newly constructed playground or the wading pool while their parents shop and bikers can store their bikes at the nearby racks for shopping on the go.

The market goes from June to late October and is open on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 8am until 5pm. The park is located between Mineral & Washington and 9th & 10th Streets in Milwaukee.

 

Waterloo Farmers Market in the Park

Don’t be a Napoleon! Come on over to the Waterloo Farmers Market for an afternoon of locally made products.

The market is open Thursdays, 3-7pm, from May to October. It is located at Fireman’s Park (500 N Park Ave.) in Waterloo, WI.

 

Washington Park Community Green Market

Visit the local artisans and businesses at Washington Park as you browse the fresh produce and products.

The market is open Saturdays, 10am to 2pm, until October 31. It is located at the Urban Ecology Center at Washington Park (4145 W Lisbon Ave.), Milwaukee

There will be no market on July 4 and Labor Day weekend.

 

Watertown Tuesday Farmers Market

Make a splash at the Watertown Tuesday Farmers Market.

The market is open Tuesdays, 7am to noon, until November 10 and Thursdays, 3-6pm, August 6 to October 29. It is located at Riverside Park (812 Labaree St.), in Watertown, WI.

 

Waukesha Farmers Market

Waukesha’s open-air, producer-only public market has been operating for 16 consecutive seasons and has become a tradition for many people around the area.

The market is open Saturdays, 8am to noon, until October 31. It is located at Riverfront Plaza, at the river between Barstow and Broadway.

 

West Allis Farmers Market

The farmers market in West Allis provides a variety of fresh produce depending on the season. It is open later to give farmers the opportunity to pick the freshest food of the morning.

The market is open from the first Saturday of May to the Saturday after Thanksgiving. It is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 6:00 pm and on Saturdays from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

 

West Bend Farmers Market

Travel to the vibrant city of downtown West Bend and sample the local products and food.

The market is open Saturdays, 7:30-11am, through October 28. It is located at Old Settler’s Park on Main Street and Cedar.

 

Westown Farmers Market

The Westown Farmers Market brings life to downtown Milwaukee at Zeidler Union Square. We previously covered this farmers’ market in detail in this story.

The market is open every Wednesday from 10am to 3pm until October 28.

 

Whitefish Bay Farmers Market

Sample the huge variety of local businesses at the Whitefish Bay Farmers Market. Enjoy a variety of activities including kids crafts, cooking demonstrations, dancing, and live music. Special themes and activities will be in the works throughout the season.

The market is open Saturdays, 8am to noon, from July 11 to October 3. It is located at Berkeley Boulevard at Silver Spring Dr. in Whitefish Bay.

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11 thoughts on “63 Great Farmers Markets”

  1. Tom D says:

    The Burlington Coat Factory has nothing to do with Burlington, Wisconsin; it was founded in Burlington, New Jersey (outside Philadelphia).

  2. Dave Reid says:

    @Tom D Thanks. fixed

  3. Casey says:

    Doesn’t the Winter farmer’s market begin in October and run through Spring rather than run through Oct?

  4. Sherry says:

    It’s a farmers market ,flea market, new and used all wrapped into one event
    2nd and 4th Sunday thru Sept
    9-2 at McFarland State Bank-Lake office 3162 County Road B, Stoughton, WI 53589
    Free to public

  5. SM Market says:

    Addendum: The South Milwaukee Downtown Market is open 3-7pm on Thursdays, May through October in the City of South Milwaukee’s Downtown Center. Great band line up this year. Come for the shopping, stay for dinner and music.

  6. Deborah says:

    The Milwaukee County Winter Farmers Market runs from the beginning of November through mid-April

  7. We also have music entertainment almost weekly. Please visit our website http://www.cudahyfarmersmarket.com for updates!

  8. Love the article, however you missed the Brookfield Village Farmers Market held on Thursday from 3 – 7 pm. June 4 – Oct 8, 2015. 18725 W Hoffman Ave. 1/2 block east of Brookfield Rd.
    Contact Sue. Market Manager at 414-840-6602 or brookfieldvilagefarmersmarket@yahoo.com

  9. Appreciate your mention of the Butler Farmers Market, however we are located on the corner of 127 St and Hampton Ave. No tower in Butler!!

  10. Lynne says:

    due to reconstruction of the Menomonee River Parkway the Hartung Park farmers Market is for this season at the intersection of Lisbon, Capitol, and 100th streets. In 2016 it will return to its regular location in Hartung Park.

    Thank you!

  11. Shauna says:

    Don’t forget about the Beloit Farmers’ Market. We have an average of 5,400 people visiting our market every Saturday from May through October, 8 am to 1 pm. We offer everything from produce to cheeses, eggs, honey, baked goods and more. We are located on the intersection of State Street and E. Grand Avenue . Visit downtownbeloit.com/us/farmers-market-2/ for all the details.

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