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 Shawano Farmers Market nurtures our community’s health, and social and economic growth by providing a vibrant marketplace for the local food producers. The Shawano Farmers 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.
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: The 2018 Shawano Farmers Market will be held in Franklin Park on Saturdays, June 16 through October 6, from 8 a.m. until noon.
Vendor Makeup: The market features 75% produce/processed food, 10% prepared food and 15% arts/crafts. Over 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 52 vendors, with 10 electrical outlets available. Spaces are approximately 12' by 12'.
Our impact on the community: View our 2017 Annual Report.
Interested in being a vendor? We will be accepting applications for our 2019 season beginning in March. To access the appropriate 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.
Come out and find the finest local purveyors and producers of local goods. You'll feel good about being part of something bigger.
Cheng Lee and family have been vendors at the Shawano Farmers Market for six years. They are well-known for their amazing vegetables and flowers they grow in Weston and Ringle, Wisconsin. The Lee’s grow and sell over 20 different vegetables at four farmer’s markets. They take pride in displaying and selling beautiful and delicious vegetables. The day before the market they start cleaning and washing vegetables at 4:00 a.m. and finish at 1:00 a.m. the next morning. They catch a few hours of sleep and then head to Shawano to set up their stand. In addition to veggies, they also sell stunning bouquets of flowers.
It is definitely an art to make the bouquets; Cheng’s daughter Lou is being trained by her mother to create the bouquets. The Lee’s like being a vendor at the Shawano Farmers Market, according to Lou, “It’s more than the profits, we like the people and the fun atmosphere.”
When October comes around and the markets are done for the year, the Lee’s are already planning for next year’s market.
Nothing's sweeter than a fresh red apple or crisp cabbage from your own backyard. Our market's the next best thing.
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