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Downtown Fond du Lac Farmers Market

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General Info

Events

Parking

FAQs

 

Downtown Fond du Lac Farmers Market

The Downtown Fond du Lac Farmers Market is on Main Street.

Downtown Fond du Lac has two markets May through October. In addition to cash, both of our markets accept EBT, credit and debit cards. You can swipe your card at the Information Tent and receive wooden tokens which are used like cash at participating vendor booths. For EBT use your Wisconsin QUEST card at the information Tent. It is a plastic debit card with your name, card number and the Wisconsin QUEST logo on it. You must have your QUEST card with you at the tent to purchase tokens using your FoodShare account.

The Downtown Fond du Lac Farmers Market is a pet-friendly market. All pets must be leashed (6ft. or less) and under human control at all times. When produce is on the ground, pets must be far enough away to avoid any potential "marking" of food items.

The economic impact of the 2015 market season is estimated to represent:

  • 813,760 in additional economic activity and 16 jobs in downtown.
  • $6.6 million in additional economic activity and 60 jobs in the Fond du Lac Metropolitan area.

Full details of the analysis are available here: 2015 Farmers Market Economic Impact

 

Saturdays

May 13 through October 28, 2017
8 a.m. to Noon
Main Street
(Sheboygan Street to Western Avenue)

 

Wednesdays

June 7 through October 25, 2017
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Main Street Plaza
(at Main Street and Sheboygan Street)

On Saturdays, over 80 vendors sell the freshest Wisconsin-grown produce, plants, flowers, baked goods, meats and cheese. Crafts, arts, pottery, and other hand-made items are also available. At the height of the season the market brings over 2,500 shoppers downtown weekly.   On Wednesdays, 15+ vendors sell Wisconsin-grown produce, plants, flowers, and hand-made items.  This smaller market brings a weekly attendance of 250 shoppers downtown. Make sure to pick up an on-the-go lunch and your weekly produce while checking out Downtown Fond du Lac Farmers Market!

Schedule of Activities

See below for descriptions of the educational activities. Interested in playing music? Click here.

Music Date Education & Activities

 

13-May

Radon Education
presented by Fond du Lac Public Health

 

20-May

Composting Education
presented by Compost Joe's

 

27-May

Backyard Chickens 101
presented by Tracy McDermott

JUNE 3, 2017 - National Exchange Bank 33rd Annual Petting Zoo

EBT Match Day - double your $10 EBT swipe!

 

10-Jun

Hiking Safety
presented by Fond du Lac Public Health

 

17-Jun

Food Preservations Education
presented by Amanda Miller

 

24-Jun Essential Rock Kids Market

 

1-Jul

TBD

EBT Match Day - double your $10 EBT swipe!

 

8-Jul TBD

 

15-Jul Food Preservations Education
presented by Amanda Miller

 

22-Jul

Essential Rock Kids Market

Fit Families presented by WIC

 

29-Jul TBD

 

5-Aug

Diabetic Footware & Therapeutic Shoes
presented by Agnesian HealthCare

EBT Match Day - double your $10 EBT swipe!

 

12-Aug Public Health in Fond du Lac

 

19-Aug Food Preservations Education
presented by Amanda Miller

 

26-Aug

Essential Rock Kids Market

Breastfeeding Education presented by WIC

 

2-Sep

"Bee" Informed
presented by WIC

EBT Match Day - double your $10 EBT swipe!

SEPTEMBER 9, 2017 - FONDUE FEST

 

16-Sep

Food Preservations Education
presented by Amanda Miller

 

23-Sep Essential Rock Kids Market

 

30-Sep

TBD

EBT Match Day - double your $10 EBT swipe!

 

7-Oct Marian Community Outreach Class

 

14-Oct Display Cooking 

 

21-Oct

Food Preservations Education
presented by Amanda Miller

Essential Rock Kids Market

Last Market Day of the Season - October 28, 2017 - Monster March


Where to Park

Parking your bike is easy downtown. Bike racks are indicated with a bike icon on the map below.

On street and public lots are free parking every day after 5 p.m. and on weekends.

Public lots are colored in teal on the map below. Scroll up and down to zoom in and out.

Heading to the middle of the Saturday market is easiest from Lot 3A and the NEBAT private lot. Thanks to National Exchange Bank and Trust for allowing Farmers Market customers to use their lot on Saturdays!

 


 

Downtown Fond du Lac Farmers Market
Information Booth

Corner of 2nd & Main

Market Manager- Tracy Reinhart

 

 

What Can you Find at the Information Booth?

Answers
Have questions about the Farmers Market or Downtown Fond du Lac?  Ask them here!

Credit Cards/EBT Accepted to get cash
Forgot cash?  No problem!  Here you can swipe your EBT, credit or debit card for tokens to shop around the market.  

Parking Tips
Pick up a copy of the Downtown Parking Map to help you find your favorite weekly parking spot.

Suggestion Box
Got a suggestion about how to make the Market better?  Bring your thoughts to our anonymous suggestion box.

Market Schedule
Find out who will be coming to perform at the Market and when to come down for display cooking, canning Q&As, or other educational programs.






Activity Descriptions

Petting Zoo

National Exchange Bank & Trust will host the 33rd Annual Petting Zoo on Saturday, June 3, from 9 – 11 a.m. at the 130 South Main St. office of National Exchange Bank & Trust in Fond du Lac.

This free community appreciation event is open to the public. In celebration of Wisconsin’s dairy industry, the petting zoo will feature a variety of farm animals, pony rides, dairy games, prizes and more. A sampling of Wisconsin’s finest dairy products will be available including several cheese varieties, yogurt, butter popcorn and milk.

Parents and grandparents are encouraged to bring their cameras. No pets are allowed in the petting zoo area.

For more information, visit www.nebat.com. In the event of inclement weather, check our website or KFIZ AM 1450 and WFDL FM 97.7 radio stations. National Exchange Bank & Trust is an independent bank with 27 locations throughout East Central Wisconsin.