Fondy Farmers Market
September 23 @ 7:00 am - 3:00 pm CST
An event every week that begins at 7:00am on Saturday, repeating until October 28, 2017
The Fondy Farmers Market is Milwaukee’s largest and most diverse farmers market and the springboard for the agency’s healthy food efforts. The open air market creates space for the community—shoppers of all ages, organization representatives, artists, and performers—to connect with each other, and the more than 30 producers who sell at the Market from May through November. In 2014, more than 51,000 people visited the market—primarily drawing from on Milwaukee’s North Side.
Nowhere else in Milwaukee will you see such a diverse mix of customers and farmers, making Fondy Farmers Market a true intersection of food and community. There is a true air of celebration at the market—with live music, good food, and festive entertainment. Fondy’s events promote health through heritage, such as the weekly “Seasonal Soul” Cooking Demonstration, which features neighborhood chefs cooking up healthy, produce-based Soul food as well as other cultural food traditions.
From May to November the market is home to more than 30 local farmers and food producers. As one of the largest producer-only markets in Southeastern Wisconsin, the market’s fundamental purpose is to provide the community with a place to buy fresh produce directly from producers in a congenial atmosphere and to provide producers with a direct market for their goods. Further goals include education about and support of regional sustainable agriculture.
Fondy Food Center believes that small family farms are an essential component to growing a socially just, economically viable and environmentally sustainable local food systems. In operating farmers markets, our goal is to support small entrepreneurs and stimulate the local economy. We are committed to making educational and economic connections between urban residents and local farmers.