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OUR annual meeting March 19 at angie's main cafe has been POSTPONED

We'd love to talk about the exciting new changes for the upcoming 2020 season, but due to the COVID-19 situation this will wait until a future date - to be determined (if time permits).

If you have any questions about becoming a vendor, please contact us at nathan@thefreshproject.org

Saturdays - June 20 - OCTOBER 3, 2020 

OPEN 8 A.M. to NOON   *until 1 PM July 11

Franklin Park - Downtown Shawano

A stalk of corn waiting for harvest started as a seed; our community's the same. We're planting the seed of brighter tomorrows today. The F.R.E.S.H. Project - Shawano Farmers Market nurtures our community’s health, and social and economic growth by providing a vibrant marketplace for the local food producers. The market also gives local vendors and farmers a place to come together and celebrate good, hard, honest work - the work done by the hands of our neighbors. Come out and help us grow.

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You're part of the local economy, so you understand how important it is to keep this city vibrant and moving forward. We're doing that, too!

Dates and Times: Markets will be held in Franklin Park on Saturdays, June 20 through October 3, from 8 a.m. until noon. For Shawano Fest on July 11, the market will be open until 1 p.m. 

Vendor Makeup: The market features 75% produce/processed food, 10% prepared food and 15% arts/crafts. More than 45 local food and craft vendors participate throughout the season with a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, breads, prepared foods and more.

Attendee Parking: Free attendee parking is available in the Shawano Civic Center lot, the city parking lots along South Washington and Division Streets, and all nearby streets.

EBT/WIC/Senior FMNP: EBT will be available on site for select vendors, customers may exchange for tokens at the F.R.E.S.H. Project Booth. There are also select vendors who accept WIC checks and Senior FMNP checks. If you have a question, please ask.

History: The market began in 2008 in the Shawano City Hall parking lot, and moved to Franklin Park in 2014. We have spaces available for vendors, with many electric sites available. Spaces are approximately 12' by 12'.

Our impact on the community: View the Shawano Farmers Market 2019 Annual Report.

Interested in being a vendor? Applications for our 2020 season are now available. To access the appropriate documents and forms, visit our FORMS page by clicking here

Issues or comments about the market? We are dedicated to a high quality market with vendor integrity and market ambience. We require all vendor or market complaints to be filed in writing. If you would like to report any issues you may have had with a vendor or the market itself, please click here.

Want to learn more about The F.R.E.S.H. Project and how we help the community? The F.R.E.S.H. Project is working to fight food insecurity, which means someone isn’t sure if they’ll be able to have food tonight or tomorrow, and to promote food security, so people won’t have to worry whether or not they or their children will be able to eat. Visit us at www.thefreshproject.org, or click here to be redirected to our main page.

Come out and find the finest local purveyors and producers of local goods. You'll feel good about being part of something bigger.

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interested in becoming a vendor? Check out our 'SEEDLINGS' PROGRAM

​Through our Seedlings program, there is no charge for new vendors to set up at our market their first time. 

The Seedlings program gives potential vendors the chance to set-up and sell their products at the market for one Saturday free of charge. It is our hope that new vendors will enjoy the fun, energetic atmosphere as much as our veteran vendors and decide to become a permanent vendor!  

Visit our FORMS page to apply for your space, or our CONTACT page for more questions about the program

Nothing's sweeter than a fresh red apple or crisp cabbage from your own backyard. Our market's the next best thing. 

....it all starts with a seed