For thirty years the West Bend Farmers Market has thrived to the point where it was just voted the best farmers market in Wisconsin. Each Saturday, thousands of visitors enjoy the vendors, their produce, the company of their friends and neighbors, the setting, and the friendliness of it all. The imagery and rhetoric displayed last Saturday at the market was completely unacceptable and does not reflect the mission and values of the Downtown West Bend Association who organize the market.
After careful consideration, reinforced by overwhelming feedback from our community, the Downtown West Bend Association’s Board of Directors has come to a final decision, stating, “effective immediately, the West Bend Farmers Market will not accept applications from political organizations, affiliations, and/or politically motivated entities to rent stalls at the West Bend Farmers Market.”
The Mission of the West Bend Farmers Market is to aid in securing the future of locally grown sustainable foods, increasing support for sustainable farmers, educating our community, and providing direct access to nutritious fresh foods. We also strongly believe in community, providing our community and guests with an amazing Downtown West Bend experience, promoting local shops, restaurants, and business. The market is here for the local farmers, shops, artisans, and the West Bend and wider communities.
Wow! It is already September! Fall is here and so is Apple and Pumpkin Season!
Promotion of your business and the West Bend Farmers Market is a great way to get more people to your stalls! Make sure to tell everyone what stall you are at, tag the West Bend Farmers Market- promote yourself!
Some reminders about the market-
YOU MUST HAVE YOUR VEHICLES OUT OF THE MARKET AT 7AM SHARP!
This policy is for everyone's safety and dictated by the West Bend Police Department and the City of West Bend! Every time a policy isn't followed, our market is put into jeopardy of not having our permits renewed for the next season! Please follow the policies we have in place!
If you arrive late, you will need to bring your equipment and supplies in by hand, no vehicles will be allowed in the market after 7am!
Parking outside of the Market -
I have noticed in the morning that vendors have been parking their vehicles on the South Side of the Market, close to the entrance to the West Bend Farmers Market and on 6th Ave. Please park further away and keep stalls available for our guests! You want to encourage people to buy more of your product & make it easier for them to get it back to their vehicles. Remember you did sign a form with our policies stated and this is one of them. We need to keep this in mind for next year especially!
If you have a recipe to share with our guests, please send it to me via email and I will share it on Social Media and put it on our website! Everyone loves a good recipe! With roasting and pickling vegetables, baking pies, making chili and so much more, your guests will appreciate these, to think outside of the box or to bring an old favorite back into their household!
2023 West Bend Farmers Market
Next year we will have to move off of Main Street for the season! We do have an alternate spot in mind, we need to get it approved by the Common Council before we announce it. Once we have the approval and the stalls mapped out, we will be able to get you more information! BUT we are here to stay!