Guide to Milwaukee Area Farmers Markets

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Milwaukee Area Farmer’s Markets

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The weather is finally getting warmer, and with the warm weather, comes the excitement of farmer’s markets for many people. Shopping at the Milwaukee-area farmers’ markets has always been a wonderful community experience, where you can meet your neighbors, friends, and farmers, and where more of your dollar will stay in the community. This summer, however, you can expect that community feel to be much different as markets across Southeastern Wisconsin implement new guidelines to keep both vendors and shoppers safe due to the coronavirus.

Farmer’s markets are an essential business, and for many farmers this season, they will be more important than ever. With the closure of some restaurants, many farmers are struggling to sell their products to stay afloat. So while the leisurely strolls through the farmers’ markets this summer may not be the same, farmers market managers all over Southeastern Wisconsin are working hard to make the experience as pleasant as possible for shoppers.

Though you may not be able to sit down and eat with your family and friends or browse the stalls at your own pace, you will still be able to purchase fresher, more local produce and product while supporting your local farmers and small businesses. If you want to limit your contact this summer, the farmer’s markets will be a good place to shop as buying directly from farmers/vendors at open-air farmer’s markets this summer eliminates the extra point of contacts that you may find in a grocery store.

Photo Credit: Riverwest Gardener's Market

To keep you safe this summer, most farmers markets are implementing additional guidelines. Though each market will have different rules, some of the common ones you will find this summer can are found below:

    • Stay home if you are sick of you are in a high-risk group.
    • You will find most vendors wearing facemasks, and face coverings are highly recommended for customers.
    • Maintain 6-foot distancing at all times. Vendor stalls will be faced farther apart and customers will be encouraged to wait their turn instead of congregating at stalls.
    • Customers are discouraged from bringing their own bags and vendors will be asked to provide bags for their products.
    • Customers will be discouraged from handling produce/products before buying; vendors are encouraged to bag/pack purchases.
    • Most markets will not be allowing pets this season.
    • Additional hand sanitizing stations may be found throughout the markets and vendors will be asked to sanitize and clean high touch areas throughout the market.
    • Most markets will not have food samples, and most food items will be packed to go.
    • Most markets will not have live music or entertainment this summer.

Take note: An increasing number of farmers markets across Milwaukee County accept federal nutrition benefits (i.e.: SNAP, WIC + 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.

MONDAY 

Butler Farmers Market
12700 W. Hampton Ave June through October 31st
June-October 31st
12:00p-6:00p

TUESDAY

Alice’s Garden Farmer’s Market 

2136 N. 21st Street, Milwaukee (see also Th)
July 7th-October 27th

July/August 4-8pm, September/October 3-7pm

Fondy Farmers’ Market (see also Th, Sat, Sun)
2200 W Fond du Lac Ave, Milwaukee
June 27th-November 1st
9:00a-2:00p

Thiensville Village Market
250 Elm Street at Village Park, Thiensville
June 23rd-October 13th
9:00a-3:00p

West Allis Farmers’ Market (see also Th & Sat)
6501 W National Avenue, West Allis
May 5th- November
12:00p-6:00p (11:00a-12:-00p shopping for seniors and vulnerable shoppers)

Photo Credit: Riverwest Gardeners Market

WEDNESDAY

Brown Deer Farmers’ Market
Marketplace Shopping Center
9078 N Green Bay Rd, Brown Deer
June 17-Oct 28
9:00a-5:30p

Hartford Farmers’ Night Market
100 Park Ave, Jack Russell Memorial Library, Hartford
Start Date Pending, tentatively June 3rd
4:30p-7:30p

Hartung Park Farmers’ Market
Hartung Park, 10298 W Keefe Ave + Menomonee River Pkwy, Wauwatosa
June 24th-September 30th
4:00p-7:00p

Menomonee Falls Farmers Market – New Location!
in the Village Park Tennis Court lot on Garfield Drive (Across from North Middle School)
June 10th-October
9:00a-2:00p

Mukwonago Area Farmers’ Market
Field Park on Hwy 83 & Hwy NN
May 20th-October 14th
2:00p-6:00p

Westown Farmers’ Market
Zeidler Union Square, Downtown Milwaukee
July 8th-October 7th (Start date subject to change)
10:00a-2:00p

Photo Credit: Riverwest Gardeners Market

THURSDAY

Alice’s Garden Farmer’s Market 

2136 N. 21st Street, Milwaukee (see also Tu)
July 9th-October 29th

July/August 4-8pm, September/October 3-7pm

Fondy Farmers’ Market (see also Tu, Sat, Sun)
2200 W Fond du Lac Ave, Milwaukee
June 27th-November 1st
9:00a-2:00p (NEW HOURS!)

Grafton Farmers’ Market
Veterans Memorial Park, Highway 60 and 13th Ave, Grafton
July 9th-September 24th
10:00a-2:00p (NEW HOURS!)

South Milwaukee Downtown Market
S. 11th Ave + Milwaukee Ave, South Milwaukee
May 28th-October 8th
3:00p-7:00p

West Allis Farmers’ Market (see also Tu & Sat)
6501 W National Avenue, West Allis
May 7th-Nov. 26th
1:00p-6:00p

 

SATURDAY

Brookfield Farmers’ Market
Brookfield Central High School: 16900 W. Gebhardt Road (NEW LOCATION!) 
May 16th-Oct. 31st
7:30a-12:00p (7:30a-8:30a reserved for seniors, those with disabilities, health care workers and first responders)

East Town Market/Cathedral Square Farmers’ Market
Cathedral Square Park, Downtown Milwaukee
Opening schedule for August 2020
9:00a-12:30p

Delafield Farmers’ Market
Main St & Dopkins St, one Block West of Hwy C on Main Street, Downtown Delafield
May 2nd-October 24th
8:00a-1:00p

Fondy Farmers’ Market (see also Tu, Th, Sun)
2200 W Fond du Lac Ave, Milwaukee
May 9th – June 20th (Early Season)
9:00a-12:00p
June 27th-November 1st (Regular Season)
7:00a-2:00p
November 7th-21st (Late Season)
9:00a-2:00p

Fox Point Farmers’ Market
North Shore Congregational Church, 7330 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Fox Point
June 20th-October 24th (No market July 4th)
8:00a-12:00p

Germantown Farmers Market 
Germantown Village Hall: N112 W17001 Mequon Road, Germantown
May 16th-Oct. 24th
8:00a-12:00p

Greendale Open Market
Village Center, Broad Street, Greendale
June 20th-October 3rd (No market July 4th)
8:00a-12:00p

Hartford Farmers Market 
Hartford Recreation Center: 125 N Rural Street, HartfordHarley-Davidson campus
June 6th-October 31st
8:00a-12:00p

New Berlin Farmers’ Market
16300 W National Ave, New Berlin
May 2nd – October 31st
8:00a-12:00p

Oak Creek Farmers Market
Drexel Town Square, 361 W. Town Square Way, Oak Creek
June 6th-October 24th (No market July 4th)
9:00a-1:00p

Oconomowoc Farmers’ Market
First Bank Financial Centre, 155 W. Wisconsin Ave, Oconomowoc
May 23rd-October 31st
8:00a-12:00p

Port Washington Farmers’ Market
Main Street, between Franklin St and Wisconsin St
June 20th-Oct. 24 (No market July 4th)
8:00a-12:30p

South Shore Farmers’ Market
South Shore Park, 2900 South Shore Dr., Bayview
June 20th-October 24th
8:00a-12:00p

Tosa Farmers’ Market
7720 Harwood Ave., Village of Wauwatosa
May 30th-October 17th (No market July 4th)
8:00a-12:00p
The first Saturday Maker’s Markets cancelled.

Waukesha Farmers’ Market
The corner of St. Paul Ave + Madison St, along the Fox River, Downtown Waukesha
May 4-Oct. 26
8:00a-12:00p

West Allis Farmers’ Market (see also Tu & Th)
6501 W National Avenue, West Allis
May 2nd-Nov. 28th
1:00p-6:00p

West Bend Farmers’ Market
Old Settlers Park, Main St and Cedar, Downtown West Bend
May30th-October 31st (No market July 4th)
7:30a-11:00a
One of Wisconsin’s largest farmers markets!

Whitefish Bay Farmers’ Market
Aurora Parking Lot, 324 E. Silver Spring Dr., Whitefish Bay
July – October
8:00a-12:00p

Photo Credit: Riverwest Gardeners Market

SUNDAY

Enderis Park Farmers’ Market
Enderis Park, 72nd St. and Locust St., Milwaukee
June 16 -Sept. 15
9:00a-1:00p

Fondy Farmers’ Market (see also Tu, Th, Sat)
2200 W Fond du Lac Ave, Milwaukee
June 21st-September 20th
9:00a-12:00p (New Hours!)

Greenfield Farmers’ Market
Konkel Park, 5151 W Layton Ave, Greenfield
June 7th-October 31st
10:00a-2:00p

Milaeger’s Great Lakes Farmers Market
4838 Douglas Ave., Racine.
Year-round
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Pre-orders with curbside pick-up available

Riverwest Gardeners Market
North-east corner of Pierce and Center Streets
June 7th-October 25th
10:00a-3:00p

Shorewood Farmers’ Market
Lake Bluff Elementary School, 1600 E. Lake Bluff Blvd, Shorewood
June 14th-October 25th
9:30a-1:00p

Sussex Farmers’ Market
Sussex Civic Center Campus, N64-W23760 Main St., Sussex
Tentative start date July 19th
9:30a-1:00p

 

The following Milwaukee farmers’ markets have closed for the 2020 season:

    • Elm Grove Village Market
    • West Racine Farmers’ Market
    • Outdoor Urban Market

The following farmers’ markets have either not released information on their 2020 seasons or no information on their markets could not be found:

    • Pewaukee Farmers’ Market
    • Jackson Park Farmers’ Market
    • Near West Side Farmers’ Market
    • Walker Square Farmers’ Market
    • Cedarburg Maker and Growers Market
    • Garden District Farmers Market

Note: The team at Milwaukee Mom is working hard to remain your go-to spot for parenting resources in the Greater Milwaukee Area. While we will do our best to be as up-to-date as possible, please be aware that we are still dealing with rapidly changing situations. Please consult your local public health authority for social distancing recommendations and call ahead to confirm hours and offerings of any business or organization listed.

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