Southeast Wisconsin Farmers Market Collaborative
Press Release

Announcing the Creation of the Southeast Wisconsin Farmers Market Collaborative


Milwaukee, WI – The Farmers Markets of Brown Deer, Jackson Park, Oak Creek, and Riverwest are thrilled to announce the creation of the Southeast WI Farmers Market Collaborative.  These vibrant local markets are now part of this collaborative effort.

The Southeast Wisconsin Farmers Market Collaborative, funded by a generous grant from the University of Wisconsin Madison Extension, aims to strengthen local communities by supporting agricultural initiatives and promoting healthy living. This expansion represents a significant milestone in our mission to enhance farmers markets and provide better support to our vendors.

Grant from USDA Farmers Market Promotion Program

The University of Wisconsin Extension, a champion of community development, was awarded a grant from the USDA Farmers Market Promotion Program. This grant will empower us to gather valuable data, improve market experiences, and boost local agricultural product sales. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the University of Wisconsin Extension for their unwavering support.

Taste It Tent: A Gateway to Freshness and Wellness

As part of our initiative, we are excited to introduce the Taste It Tent at each of the participating markets. Here, visitors can sample an array of fresh fruits and vegetables, discover creative ways to incorporate them into their daily meals, and learn about the benefits of a wholesome diet. By encouraging more people to visit the markets, we not only support our hardworking farmers but also foster education and health within our community.

Join Us!

We invite everyone to join us at the Collaborative member markets. Come explore the bounty of locally grown produce, connect with passionate vendors, and experience the joy of community-driven markets.

  • Brown Deer Farmers Market: The Brown Deer Farmers Market is held Wednesdays from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM beginning June 26 and ending on October 23. The Market is located at Village Park and Pond (4920 W Green Brook Dr.) near Village Hall. Taste It Tent featured every third Wednesday throughout the season: July 17, August 21, September 1 October 16.
  • Jackson Park Farmers Market: The Jackson Park Farmers Market is held Thursday evenings, June 13- October 3, 2024 3:00-6:30 PM at 3500 West Forest Home Avenue, next to the Boat House on the KK Riverway Parkway between S. 43rd St. and W. Forest Home Ave. There will not be a Market July 4, 2024. The Jackson Park Farmers Market will feature the Taste It Tent weekly throughout the season.
  • Oak Creek Farmers Market: The Oak Creek Farmers Market is held Saturdays, May 11 through October 19, 2024, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Drexel Town Square, 361 W Town Square WayTaste It Tent will be featured each week at the Oak Creek Farmers Market.
  • Riverwest Farmers Market: The Riverwest Market happens on Sundays from 10 AM-3 PM on 2700 N Pierce Street between Center and Hadley Streets in the heart of the Riverwest neighborhood of Milwaukee. The 2024 season begins June 2nd and continues for 21 weeks through October. There will be no market on July 7th. Taste It Tent will be featured once a month at the Riverwest Farmers Market: June 30, July 28, August 25, September 22, and October 13.

NOTE: This press release was submitted to Urban Milwaukee and was not written by an Urban Milwaukee writer. While it is believed to be reliable, Urban Milwaukee does not guarantee its accuracy or completeness.

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