May 12 through October 27, 2018
8 a.m. to Noon
(Forest Avenue to Western Avenue)
On Saturdays, over 80 vendors sell the freshest Wisconsin-grown produce, plants, flowers, baked goods, meats and cheese. Crafts, arts, pottery, and other hand-made items are also available. At the height of the season the market brings more than 3,000 shoppers downtown weekly.
In addition to cash, both of our markets accept EBT, credit and debit cards. You can swipe your card at the Information Tent and receive wooden tokens which are used like cash at participating vendor booths.
The Downtown Fond du Lac Farmers Market is a pet-friendly market. All pets must be leashed (6ft. or less) and under human control at all times. When produce is on the ground, pets must be far enough away to avoid any potential "marking" of food items.
The economic impact of the 2017 market season is estimated to represent:
$1.1 million in additional economic activity and 6 jobs in downtown.
$2.3 million in additional economic activity and 15 jobs in the Fond du Lac Metropolitan area.
Over the course of the season, the market generated $320,000 in total estimated sales to market vendors, a 26% increase over 2016!
Saturday market visitor spending generated an additional $204,314 in downtown retail sales over the season.
The market also contributes to the community in non-monetary ways, including the 1,300 pounds of donated food, nearly $4,000 worth of volunteer time and more than 20,000 individuals who participated in various health, fitness and educational events and demonstrations taking place at the market over the course of the season.
The analysis of the economic impact is based on data collected from vendors, businesses and customer surveys. Special thanks to Wisconsin Main Street for their assistance in analyzing the data.