Visitors are often looking to experience Greater Green Bay the way the locals do. During the Summer and Fall months, it's a no-brainer to send them to check out a farmers market. The Downtown Green Bay Farmer's Market has been running strong since 1917--for those keeping score, that's longer than the Green Bay Packers have been around. So Greater Green Bay has a deep history with these outdoor markets. Here's some info on several of Greater Green Bay's favorite farmers markets available throughout the week.
Local Tip: Bring cash. Many vendors don't take credit or debit cards.
Saturday Farmers Market - Downtown Green Bay
In its 100th year, this is Green Bay's oldest farmers market. It takes place every Saturday morning between May 20 to October 28 beginning at 7:00am until 12:00pm on South Washington Street. When we say it is full of "local vendors", we really do mean local. They must come from within a 75-mile radius of Green Bay and grow, make, cook or prepare their own products and wares.
Whether you're looking for local honey from a family-owned bee farm, dog treats so natural you and your furry friend can share the same snack, free yoga lessons on the CityDeck overlooking the Fox River, live music or squeaky-fresh cheese curds to eat as you walk, you'll want to join 10,000 locals shopping on Saturday morning.
For more details and a complete vendor list, go to the Downtown Green Bay website.
Farmers Market On Broadway
With 150 local vendors, this is Greater Green Bay's largest farmers market. Every Wednesday evening from June through September, head to the Historic Downtown Broadway District from 3:00pm to 8:00pm for the Farmers Market On Broadway.
This market features fruits, vegetables, arts, crafts and boutique shopping. It is also a great food and drink outing. Instead of one big meal, graze your way from food vendor to food vendor getting a taste of a variety of local restaurants. Relax in the beer garden with pourings from Green Bay's own breweries.
The Farmers Market On Broadway Facebook page will keep you updated on the latest vendors and details from week to week.
Downtown De Pere Farmers Market
Thursday evenings through August 30 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm and Thursday evenings in September from 4:00pm to 7:00pm, the Downtown De Pere Farmers Market is held at 101 N. Broadway in De Pere. You'll be able to shop locally grown fresh produce, flowers, herbs, teas, jewelry and gift items, food and, of course, chocolate!
Get your shopping on near the RiverWalk and scenic views of the Fox River.
Oneida Farmers Market
The Oneida Nation is a Native American Tribe who resides in northeastern Wisconsin. This farmers market allows attendees to shop Oneida and other locally grown fruits, vegetables, honey, maple syrup, flowers, plants, sweet grass and naturally raised or grown products. You can also find handmade Oneida arts and crafts.
Head to Water Circle Place on Thursdays June 22 - end of August 24, 12:00pm to 6:00pm for the Oneida Farmers Market.
Howard Street Market
The Village of Howard is hosting a farmers market Tuesday evenings starting June 13 through the end of September from 4:00pm - 7:00pm. Stop by the Village Center (behind the Brown County Library Weyers-Hilliard Branch) for a fresh, west side market.
The Howard Farmers Market includes vendors offering pasture-raised beef and pork, chicken and duck eggs, 100% chemical-free fruits and veggies, local maple syrup and honey, hand-roasted coffee and kombucha and handmade items. These items include alpaca-spun wears, crocheted items and natural soaps.
You'll also find interactive fun for kids, food trucks and street music.
Market on Military
Located in the Green Bay Plaza on Military Avenue, the Market on Military is open every Thursday beginning June 1 from 3:00pm until 7:00pm.
In addition to a variety of fresh product, this farmers market will also offer home-grown meats, eggs, plants organic products, fresh kettle corn, bubble tea, roasted corn, jewelry, crafts, beard balm and live music. There will be rotating vendors and mid to late season product introductions.