Winter Farmer Markets

Wisconsin and Fond du Lac County have a strong passion for and history in our agriculture business. What’s better than stopping by the apple farm in the fall or tasting the first vegetables from the garden in the summer? Farmer markets are on the rise all across the nation and Wisconsin is a leader!

The USDA and MyPlate recommend filling at least half of your plate with fruits and vegetables at every meal in order to stay at a healthy weight. Find out more about how to incorporate fruits and vegetables at the MyPlate website: www.choosemyplate.gov  Fresh, local vegetables have added benefits!

Local produce:

–  Keeps longer

–  Full of flavor

– Reduces your carbon footprint

–  Supports the local economy

– Supports community by connecting with your farmers

The Downtown Fond du Lac Partnership recently received a grant from the USDA to boost our local market. This exciting news comes with the announcement of a new winter, indoor market right here in Fond du Lac starting November  1 every Saturday from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at 90 S. Main St. There will be plenty of root vegetables, lettuces and  some stray fall vegetables for a while.  Breads, baked goods, maple syrup, and honey will also be available.

The Fresh Market Bus, from Produce with Purpose, has been making it’s stops around town all summer long. Rick, owner of the farm, is planning to host a winter market at the YMCA again this year that is open to the public. Be sure to check the YMCA website for dates and details soon! http://www.fdlymca.org/communitywellness.html

Be sure to enjoy our markets this winter, fill half your plate with fruits and vegetables, and support our local farmers! To find more markets around the state, visit the Wisconsin Farmers Market Association website:  http://www.wifarmersmarkets.org/

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