Farmers Market Week is celebrated the first full week of August (7th – 13th). There are many things to celebrate and enjoy at the local farmers markets; from fresh fruits, vegetables, and meat to locally harvested honey, jams, and homemade treats. They offer a wide variety of fresh produce that is packed with nutrition and buying from local vendors provides you an opportunity to learn more about what you are purchasing.
Most of the produce that is sold at the farmers market are ripened right on the plant and are picked at the peak of ripeness. They are typically transported less than 50 miles. Produce that is purchased at the grocery store has been picked before it has had time to ripen and is transported many miles. These factors make the produce at the farmers market much fresher and more delicious than the produce purchased at the store.
With the wide variety of produce, purchase a new fruit or vegetable you have never tried before! You may find something you really enjoy and is nutritious! The variety of colors of the fruit and vegetables indicate an abundance of nutrients which help to protect against cancer, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and other chronic diseases.
Be sure to talk with the vendors at the farmers market to learn some tips on how to store and prepare the item you are purchasing. Often, the vendor is the person who grew the product, so they are able to answer any questions you may have.
Here is a listing of local farmers markets in the Green Bay area. Check one out today!
De Pere Farmers Market
101 N Broadway, De Pere
Thursdays, 3 – 8 p.m.
Farmers Market on Broadway
Broadway St, downtown between Walnut and Dousman streets
Wednesdays, 3 – 8 p.m.
Festival Foods – Suamico Farmers Market
2348 Lineville Rd, Green Bay
Sundays, 7 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Summer Market on Military
1555 W Mason St, Green Bay
Thursday, 3 – 7 p.m. (or dusk)
Saturday Farmers Market – Downtown Green Bay
S Washington St, downtown between Walnut and Stuart streets
Saturdays, 7 a.m. – 12 p.m.
* Please be aware, ADRC no longer has Farmers Market Vouchers available.