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Farmers Market Moves for the Day-Saturday, July 12th
Our regular Farmers Market will move for the day to Main Street from 8 a.m.-Noon. The regular location in the City/County government parking lot is closed for the day. Shop for your produce, baked goods, and crafts in downtown! This day coincides with our annual Sidewalk Sale event.
Ample parking is available downtown, click here for a map of available parking options, all free on Saturday!
Want to know what is in season?
Click here and you'll get an interactive map of Wisconsin where you can search what is in season month-by-month. There are also recipes for exactly what is season.
About the Markets
Downtown Fond du Lac has two markets from May through October. Both of our markets now accept EBT, credit and debit cards. You can swipe your card at the Information Tent and receive wooden tokens in exchange that are used like cash at participating vendor booths. 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.
Looking for that perfect gift for someone? The Farmers Market has gift certificates available for purchase in any denomination over $5. Contact Sadie at the DFP for a gift certificate or pick one up at any time at the Information Tent!
Wondering where to park on Saturdays? Click here and you'll be directed to a Google Map which outlines all the parking lots and streets available for parking!
May 10 through October 25
7 am to noon
City/County Parking Lot at Western Avenue and Linden Street
On Saturdays, over 65 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 2,000 shoppers downtown weekly.
June 4 through October 22
Noon to 5 pm
Main Street Plaza at Main Street and Sheboygan Street
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!
Non-Profits Making Money for their Organizations
Once again, the Downtown Fond du Lac Farmers Market has allocated a space at no cost to local non-profits to sell food in order to raise money for their causes. The calendar below lists dates and organizations participating.
Be sure to stop at Booth 51 to find out what they are selling, it ranges from coffee and water to doughnuts and muffins and find out more about these amazing nonprofits and what they do for the community!
|May 10||Voice & Acting Studio|
|May 17||Lighthouse Christian Church|
|May 24||Fond du Lac Historical Society|
|May 31||Ignite Youth|
|June 7||United for Diversity|
|June 14||Pankratz Art Exchange|
|June 21||Fishing Has No Boundaries|
|July 12||UW Extension|
|July 26||Fond du Lac Community Theatre|
|August 2||Living Well FDL|
|August 9||Project Blake Pay It Forward|
|August 16||UW Extension|
|August 23||Evan Cub Scouts|
|August 30||Fond du Lac Community Theatre|
|September 6||Living Well FDL|
|September 13||Fair Trade Town|
|September 20||WI Right to Life|
|September 27||Fond du Lac Rugby Academy|
|October 4||United for Diversity|
|October 11||Family Resource Center|
|October 25||Evan Cub Scouts|
Floater permits/waiting list: All Saturday and Wednesday market spaces have been designated, a limited number of Floater permits will now be issued. Saturday floater permit holders can fill any space left open at 6:31 a.m. with Market Manager approval. Wednesday floater permit holders can fill any space left open at 11:31 a.m. with Market Manager approval.
Floater permits are $30 for the entire season, as a floater vendor, you would be considered a member of the market that does not have a reserved space. Floaters arrive at the market, sign in with the Market Manager and wait to be assigned a space for the day. A floater list is created each day and available stalls are assigned on a “first to arrive, first to be placed” basis. While a stall cannot be guaranteed, every effort is made to place all vendors.