Farmer’s Market Guide

By - May 7th, 2010 04:00 am
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Now that summer is (unofficially) here, Milwaukeeans are desperate to get out and stroll. And what better destination than the local farmers market! Besides finding natural ingredients for all of your favorite dishes or flowers to brighten your home, these markets also provide you with other reasons to get out and enjoy the warm weather. Cooking competitions and workshops, live music, arts and crafts and the freshest locally grown food you can find.

Find the one nearest to you! We’ll be sure to keep this list updated as additional markets open. Enjoy!

Brown Deer Farmers Market
Lowe’s Parking Lot, 6300 W. Brown Deer Rd.
9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Wednesdays May 26 through October 27.
Find annuals and perennials, herbs, fruits and vegetables.

Brookfield Farmers Market
2200 N. Calhoun Rd., Brookfield
7:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., Saturdays May 1 through October 16.
Get your choice of annuals, perennials, fruits and vegetables, Piedmontese beef, cut flowers, maple syrup, cheese, yogurt, mushrooms, chickens, eggs, bison meat, baked goods, dried floral, garden art and much more.  Enjoy weekly entertainment, demonstrations and hand-crafted items.

Cudahy Farmer’s Market
3500 Library Dr., Cudahy
12 -6 p.m., Fridays May 7 through October

East Side Green Market
Beans and Barley Parking Lot, 1901 E. North Ave.
10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturdays June 19 through October 9.
Savor delicious local food and drinks and great entertainment from local artists, designers and craftspeople.

East Town Farmers Market
Cathedral Square Park, 520 E. Wells St.
8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Saturdays June 5 through October 30. No market 7/10 for Bastille Days.
Live it up with freshly grown produce, jellies, jams, cheeses, specialty foods, arts and crafts, meats including farm raised buffalo and chicken. Scheduled events most days, including live bands, Battle of the Chefs competitions, Spring and Fall Yard Sales and the Chili Cook-Off.

Fondy Farmers Market
2200 W. Fond du Lac Ave.
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Saturdays May 8 through June 20
7 a.m. – 3 p.m. Tues, Thurs, Sat, Sun June 27 through October
7 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturdays Nov 7 – 21
Check out regular cooking demos and freshly prepared food and fresh produce.

Fox Point Farmers Market
7300 N. Lombardy Rd.
8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Saturdays June 9 – October 30.
Purchase fruits and vegetables, mushrooms, plants, fresh cut flowers, honey, bakery, cheese and herbal soap, eggs and maple syrup.

Germantown Farmers Market

Germantown Livery Parking Lot; N132 W17303 Rockfield Rd., Germantown
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sundays May through October.
Offers fresh fruits, vegetables, eggs and entertainment is soon to come.

Grafton Farmers Market
Twin City Plaza; 1720 Wisconsin Ave., Grafton
9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Thursdays July 8 – through October 31.
Get your fresh produce, flowers, elk meat and herbs.

Hales Corners Harvest on the Homestead
Stahl-Conrad Homestead, 9724 W. Forest Home Ave.
8 a.m. – 12 p.m.,  Saturdays June 19; July 3, 17, 31; August 14; September 4, 18; October 9.
Delight in produce, arts and crafts and bakery.

Hartford Farmers Market
Johnson St. Parking Lot, two  blocks  west of Main St. on Hwy 60, Hartford
7 a.m. – 1 p.m., Saturdays May 1 through November 13.
Browse through ceramics, hot roasted nuts, handmade jewelry, different marinating sauces.

Howell Avenue Farmers Market
U.S. Bank, 4015 S. Howell Ave.
8:30 a.m. -12 p.m., Saturdays July through October.
Fresh produce throughout the entire summer.

Kenosha Harbor Market
Kenosha Harbor Park, 2nd Ave. between 55th and 56th St.
9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturdays Memorial day weekend through October 30.
Year-round market sets up outdoors May 22 through mid October. Experience a long line of natural meats including (chicken, beef, lamb, pork), eggs, organic garlic, cheeses, breads, art, crafts and live music and chef demonstrations.

Lake Geneva Farmers Market
Horticultural Hall; 330 Broad St., Lake Geneva
8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Thursdays May 6 through October 28.
Purchase fresh flowers, a wide variety of vegetables, homemade crafts, quilts and clothing for infants. This year they will have cheeses, eggs and meats.

Lake Mills Open Market
Commons Park; 200 Water St., Downtown Lake Mills
2 p.m. – Dusk ~ 7 p.m., Wednesdays May 5 through October 27. Offering fresh produce and arts and crafts.

Menomonee Falls Farmers Market

North Middle School Campus Parking Lot, One block west of the corner of Appleton and Main
8 a.m.– 4 p.m., Wednesdays May 5 through November 24
9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Sundays July 4 through October 31
Grab fresh vegetables, eggs, bakery, fresh flowers (annuals and perennials), crafts and honey, cheese and meats.

Milwaukee Public Market Outdoor Market
400 N. Water St., On St. Paul Ave. side of Public Market
10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Saturdays June 5 through October 2.
Enjoy unlimited free parking on the weekends and themed events every week including live music, Kid’s Day and Art Day while you shop Wisconsin-grown produce, jewelry and accessories artwork.

Mitchell Street Farmer’s Market
Corner of Mitchell St. & Muskego Avenue
8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Tues., Thurs. & Sunday
Stop by to purchase fresh, healthy, affordable, locally-grown fruits & vegetables from Milwaukee area farmers.

New Berlin Farmers Market

New Berlin Plaza parking area, 3600 S. Moorland Rd.
7 a.m – 12 p.m., Saturdays May 1 through October 30.
Shop jewelry and bedding plants early in the season and  apples, sweet corn, baked goods and produce and more as the season progresses.

Oconomowoc Farmers Market
St. Paul’s Church; 210 E. Pleasant St., Oconomowoc
7 a.m. – 12 p.m., Saturdays May 15 through October 30.
This market offers produce, flowers, arts and crafts, music, chefs, education booths, natural cleaning products, honey, fresh meats, bakery, music and entertainment. Free parking and admission.

Port Washington Farmers Market

The corner of Main St. & Franklin St., Port Washington
8 a.m. – 12 p.m., Saturdays July 3 through October 30.
Survey a wide range of certified organic produce, garden art, jams, jellies, bakers, music and cooking demonstrations at least twice a month. Local nonprofits prepare food for each week.

Riverwest Gardeners Market
Garden Park, Locust and Bremen Street (2 blocks west of Humboldt)
11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sundays June – October.
Features local produce, organics, flowers, herbs and live music.

Sherman Park Farmers Market
Sherman Perk Coffee Lot, 49th St. and Roosevelt Ave.
9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays through September 6.
Locate a wide range of produce and fruit and flowers.

South Shore Farmers Market

South Shore Park, 2900 South Shore Drive, Bay View
8 a.m. – 12 p.m., Saturdays June 19 – October 18.
Enjoy vegetables, organics, coffee, bakery, jellies, syrup and fruit, artisan cheeses and meats.

Thiensville Farmers Market
Bonnywell Apartments Shopping Center, Main & Friestadt
8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Tuesdays June 1 – October 26.
Take home exclusively homegrown vegetables, meats and poultry, flowers, honey, herbs, bakery and associated edible items.

Tosa Farmers Market
7720 Harwood Ave.
Thursdays 3-7 p.m., 8 a.m. – noon Saturdays June 5-October
Over 3o vendors featuring fruits and veggies, annuals and perennials, meats and cheeses, baked goods, specialty items and much more.

Watertown Fair Day
Riverside Park, 850 Larabee St.
7 a.m. – 1 p.m., Tuesdays May 4 through November 16.
Pick up lots of produce within season, bedding plants, floral arrangements, honey, crafts, specialty meats, bakery, specialty demonstrations.

Watson Street Farmers Market
Village Green, 400 Watson St., Ripon, WI
7 a.m. – 1 p.m., Tuesdays and Saturdays June through October.
Locally grown fresh produce, baked goods, preserves and numerous other products.

Waukesha Farmers Market
Riverfront Plaza, just south of Fox River between Broadway and Barstow
7 a.m. – 12 p.m. Saturdays May 8 through October 30,
Shop locally grown produce, naturally raised meats including buffalo, chicken, lamb and pork, Wisconsin cheeses, honey, bakery, preserves, jams and crafts, fish, yogurt milk and cream.

West Allis Farmers Market
1559 S. 65th St., at National Avenue
1-6 p.m. ,Saturdays May-November
Noon – 6 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays through November.
Locally grown plants, produce, flowers, meat, herbs and much more. All items sold are grown by the farmer or on family farms.

West Bend Farmers Market

Old Settlers Park, 1115 S. Main St., West Bend, WI
7:30 a.m. – 11 a.m., Saturdays June 5through October 30.
Experience an authentic farmers’ market featuring locally grown and produced fruits, veggies, meats and dairy products, bakery items, home made jams, jellies and salsas too with live music most Saturdays.

West Town Farmers Market
Zeidler Union Square, 301 W. Michigan St.
10 am – 3 pm, Wednesdays June 2 through October 27.
Meet more than 40 vendors, offering locally grown fruits, vegetables and flowers, prepared food items, handmade artwork with entertainment by local musicians and lunch by downtown restaurant vendors.

South Shore Farmers Market (Bay View) contacted

South Shore Park, 2900 South Shore Drive

8 am – noon, Saturdays June 19 – October 18.

Vegetables, organics, coffee, bakery, jellies, syrup and fruit, artisan cheeses and meats.


Categories: Dining, Life & Leisure

0 thoughts on “Farmer’s Market Guide”

  1. Anonymous says:

    This is such a great resource! Thanks for putting it together.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Such a long list and you skipped the West Allis farmers market? One of the best in our area, and it starts up this Saturday.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for the heads-up, Emily! That one slipped right past us, but we’ve updated our guide to include the West Allis market. Thanks!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Wow! Thanks for putting this together!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Greendale also has a farmer’s market, alternating Saturdays with the Hales Corners market:

  6. Anonymous says:

    You also missed the Mitchell St. market on the corner of Mitchell & Muskego which is on Sundays 8-5

    brought to you by Growing Power.

    The Farm Fresh Atlas is not comprehensive but it’s a good guide – available for different regions of the state.

    Fondy & Mitchell St. take WIC.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Hi there,

    Please remove the contact phone number for the South Shore Farmers Market (it’s really out of date) and add our new web address: . We’ll keep updating it with our goings-on.

    See you all at the Market!

  8. Anonymous says:

    The phone contact info for the South Shore Farmers Market is out of date and should be removed.

    You can check out all the goings on at the Market at

    See you at the Market!

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