These Are The 10 Best Farmers Markets In Wisconsin For 2018


These are the best farmers markets the state of Wisconsin offers.

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Who doesn’t love a great Farmers Market?

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, the popularity of Farmers Markets is growing. What was once a niche shopping experience for the wealthy and ultra health conscious has become mainstream. And to appease the diverse populations that have shown interest in farmers markets, vendors have expanded their offerings. You can now get ice cream, homemade soap and even beer to go along with your organic beets and mushrooms.

And they aren’t just popular in liberal enclaves and on the west coast.

Farmers markets are booming in areas that had trouble making inroads in the past. 20 years ago, you’d never think you’d find farmers’ markets in Kansas City, Detroit or St. Louis.

Simply put, farmers markets aren’t just for farmers any more.

So, where are the best farmers’ markets in Wisconsin? We’ve got the answers here. (We’ll explain our methodology below.)

These are the best Wisconsin farmers markets:

  1. Kenosha Harbormarket, Kenosha, WI
  2. Downtown Beloit Farmer’s Market, Beloit, WI
  3. Brookfield Farmers Market, Brookfield, WI
  4. Dane County Farmers Market I, Madison, WI
  5. Westside Community Market, Madison, WI
  6. Downtown Fond Du Lac Farmers Market – Saturday, Fond Du Lac, WI
  7. Downtown Green Bay Farmers Market, Green Bay, WI
  8. Farmers’ Market On Broadway, Green Bay, WI
  9. Dane County Farmers Market – Wednesday Market, Madison, WI
  10. Dane County Farmers Market – Winter Market, Madison, WI

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how each market ranked. If you have a smile on your face, you probably live in one of these cities where things are oh-so farmers market friendly.

And after you find a great farmers market, check out the best places to live in Wisconsin or the cheapest place to live in Wisconsin.

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How do you decide if a farmers market is awesome or not in Wisconsin?

In order to rank the best farmers markets in Wisconsin, we had to determine what criteria makes for a good market experience. It isn’t a stretch to assume that great farmers’ markets have a variety of options, are up to date with the latest technology, and are in areas with decent populations. Because everyone should be able to take home some homemade jam, right?

So we researched the internet for a database that contains all that information.

How we crunched the numbers for the Badger State

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using Department of Agriculture data produced for the state of Wisconsin, along with the government census numbers, we looked at every single farmers market in the state. We paid particular attention to:

  • Number of amenities
  • Each market’s technology improvements
  • Variety of items to buy
  • Nearby population
  • Number of organic vendors

We then gave each market a HomeSnacks Score. The higher the score, the better the farmer’s market ranked. What we found is there seems to be a balanced number of large farmers markets near major city centers as well as awesome farmers markets in smaller communities. That’s the way it should be!

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1. Kenosha Harbormarket

Kenosha Harbormarket -- Kenosha, WI

Source: Public Domain

Score: 91.4
City: Kenosha, WI
Address: 2nd Avenue between 54th and 56th Streets, Kenosha, WI 53140
Times: Sat: 9:00 AM-2:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

2. Downtown Beloit Farmer’s Market

Downtown Beloit Farmer's Market -- Beloit, WI

Source: Public Domain

Score: 91.4
City: Beloit, WI
Address: 300 block of State Street, 400 block of East Grand Avenue, Gantry parking lot, Beloit, WI 53511
Times: Sat: 8:00 AM-1:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

3. Brookfield Farmers Market

Brookfield Farmers Market -- Brookfield, WI

Source: Public Domain

Score: 88.6
City: Brookfield, WI
Address: 2000 North Calhoun Road, Brookfield, WI 53005
Times: Sat: 7:30 AM-12:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

4. Dane County Farmers Market I

Dane County Farmers Market I -- Madison, WI

Source: Public Domain

Score: 80.0
City: Madison, WI
Address: Capitol Square, Downtown, Madison, WI 53701
Times: Sat: 6:30 AM-2:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: N
Coffee: N
Flowers: Y

5. Westside Community Market

Westside Community Market -- Madison, WI

Source: Public Domain

Score: 80.0
City: Madison, WI
Address: University Ave. & Segoe Rd., Madison, WI 53705
Times: Sat: 7:00 AM-1:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: N
Flowers: Y

6. Downtown Fond Du Lac Farmers Market – Saturday

Downtown Fond Du Lac Farmers Market - Saturday -- Fond Du Lac, WI

Source: Public Domain

Score: 80.0
City: Fond Du Lac, WI
Address: Main Street from Western Ave. to Sheboygan St., Fond Du Lac, WI 54935
Times: Sat: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

7. Downtown Green Bay Farmers Market

Downtown Green Bay Farmers Market -- Green Bay, WI

Source: Public Domain

Score: 77.1
City: Green Bay, WI
Address: 200 S. Washington St., Green Bay, WI 54301
Times: Sat: 7:00 AM-12:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

8. Farmers’ Market On Broadway

Farmers' Market On Broadway -- Green Bay, WI

Source: Public Domain

Score: 77.1
City: Green Bay, WI
Address: None, Green Bay, WI 54304
Times: Wed: 3:00 PM-8:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

9. Dane County Farmers Market – Wednesday Market

Dane County Farmers Market - Wednesday Market -- Madison, WI

Source: Public Domain

Score: 74.3
City: Madison, WI
Address: 200 block of Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, Madison, WI 53703
Times: Wed: 8:30 AM-2:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: N
Coffee: N
Flowers: Y

10. Dane County Farmers Market – Winter Market

Dane County Farmers Market - Winter Market -- Madison, WI

Source: Public Domain

Score: 74.3
City: Madison, WI
Address: 330 W. Mifflin St., Madison, WI 53703
Times: Sat: 7:30 AM-12:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: N
Coffee: N
Flowers: Y

There You Have It – The Best Farmers Markets In Wisconsin

If you’re looking for a breakdown of farmers’ markets in the Badger State ranked by criteria that vendors and customers agree on, this is an accurate list.

For more Wisconsin reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Farmers Markets In Wisconsin

Name City Rank Score
Kenosha Harbormarket Kenosha 1 91.4
Downtown Beloit Farmer’s Market Beloit 2 91.4
Brookfield Farmers Market Brookfield 3 88.6
Dane County Farmers Market I Madison 4 80.0
Westside Community Market Madison 5 80.0
Downtown Fond Du Lac Farmers Market – Saturday Fond Du Lac 6 80.0
Downtown Green Bay Farmers Market Green Bay 7 77.1
Farmers’ Market On Broadway Green Bay 8 77.1
Dane County Farmers Market – Wednesday Market Madison 9 74.3
Dane County Farmers Market – Winter Market Madison 10 74.3
Eau Claire Downtown Farmers Market Eau Claire 11 74.3
Cameron Park Farmers Market La Crosse 12 74.3
Greenfield Farmers Market Greenfield 13 74.3
Wood County Farmers’ Market Wisconsin Rapids 14 74.3
Dane County Farmers Market – Holiday Market Madison 15 71.4
Kenosha Winter Harbormarket Kenosha 16 71.4
Janesville Farmers Market, Inc. Janesville 17 71.4
Sun Prairie Outdoor Summer Farmers Market Sun Prairie 18 71.4
South Milwaukee Downtown Market South Milwaukee 19 71.4
Whitewater City Market Whitewater 20 71.4
Milwaukee County Winter Farmers’ Market Milwaukee 21 68.6
Hilldale Farmers Market Madison 22 68.6
Market On Military Summer Green Bay 23 68.6
Appleton Downtown Farm Market Appleton 24 68.6
West Allis Farmers Market West Allis 25 68.6
Manitowoc Farmers Market Manitowoc 26 68.6
Manitowoc Farmers Market Manitowoc 27 68.6
Stevens Point Farmers Market Stevens Point 28 68.6
New Leaf Winter Farmers Market Green Bay 29 65.7
Oshkosh Farmers Market – Downtown Oshkosh 30 65.7
Tosa Farmers Market Wauwatosa 31 65.7
New Berlin Farmers Market New Berlin 32 65.7
Downtown West Bend Farmers’ Market West Bend 33 65.7
Fitchburg Center Farmers Market Fitchburg 34 65.7
The Market On Strongs Stevens Point 35 65.7
Neenah Farmer’s Market Neenah 36 65.7
Shorewood Farmers Market Shorewood 37 65.7
Brown Deer Farmers Market Brown Deer 38 65.7
Eastside Farmers’ Market Madison 39 62.9
Sun Prairie Indoor Winter Farmers Market Sun Prairie 40 62.9
Barker’s Island Farmers Market Superior 41 62.9
Downtown Appleton Indoor Winter Farm Market Appleton 42 60.0
Oshkosh Farmers Market – Winter Oshkosh 43 60.0
Superior Downtown Farmers’ Market Superior 44 60.0
Superior Downtown Farmers’ Market Superior 45 60.0
Menasha’s Farm Fresh Market Menasha 46 60.0
The Madison Farmer’s Market Inc. Madison 47 57.1
Market In The Park Oshkosh 48 57.1
Watertown Farmers Market Watertown 49 57.1
Downtown Kaukauna Farmer’s Market Kaukauna 50 57.1
River Falls Farmers’ Market River Falls 51 57.1
Village Of Weston Farmers Market Weston 52 57.1
Mandt Marketplace Stoughton 53 57.1
Monore Farmers Market On The Square Monroe 54 57.1
Downtown Burlington Farmers Market Burlington 55 57.1
Market On Military Winter Green Bay 56 54.3
Waukesha Farmers Market Waukesha 57 54.3
Festival Foods Farmers Market – Sunday Eau Claire 58 54.3
Jackson Park Farmers Market Milwaukee 59 51.4
Riverwest Gardeners Market Milwaukee 60 51.4
Sheboygan Farmers Market Sheboygan 61 51.4
Downtown Fond Du Lac Farmers Market – Wednesday Fond Du Lac 62 51.4
Menomonie Farmer’s Market Menomonie 63 51.4
Peach St. Farmers Market Wisconsin Rapids 64 48.6
Hudson Farmers Market On Carmichael Hudson 65 48.6
South Madison Farmers Market Madison 66 45.7
South Madison Farmers Market Madison 67 45.7
Oconomowoc Farmers Market Oconomowoc 68 45.7
Portage Wi Farmers Market Portage 69 45.7
Verona Farmers’ Market Verona 70 42.9
Capitol View Farmers Market Madison 71 40.0
Whitewater Farmers Market Whitewater 72 40.0
East Town Market Milwaukee 73 37.1
Walker Square Farmers’ Market Milwaukee 74 37.1
Westown Farmers Market Milwaukee 75 37.1
Hartford Farmers Market Hartford 76 37.1
Greendale Open Market Greendale 77 37.1
Chippewa Falls Farmers Market Chippewa Falls 78 37.1
Northwind Perennial Farm Market Burlington 79 37.1
St. Ann Center Indoor Market Milwaukee 80 34.3
Farmer’s Market At Piala’s Nursery Waukesha 81 34.3
Menomonee Falls Wednesday Farmers Market Menomonee Falls 82 34.3
Downtown Middleton Farmers’ Market Middleton 83 34.3
Waupun Area Farmers Market Waupun 84 34.3
Fondy Farmers Market Milwaukee 85 31.4
El Mercadito De Centro Madison 86 31.4
Marshfield Clinic And Aspirus Farmers Market Wausau 87 31.4
Watertown Farmers Market – Thursday Watertown 88 28.6
Main Street Marshfield Farmers Market Marshfield 89 28.6
Northside Farmers Market At Edgewater Portage 90 25.7
Milwaukee Asian Farmers Market Milwaukee 91 22.9
Menomonee Falls Sunday Farmers Market Menomonee Falls 92 22.9
Five Corners Farmers Market Cedarburg 93 22.9
Two Rivers Farmers/crafter Market Two Rivers 94 8.6
Southcentral Wisconsin Regional Harvest Janesville 95 2.9
Wausau Farmers Market Wausau 96 2.9
Greenway Station Farmers’ Market Middleton 97 2.9
Fort Farmers Market Fort Atkinson 98 2.9
Mitchell Street Farmers’ Market Milwaukee 99 0.0
Old South Side Farmers Market Milwaukee 100 0.0

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