Our vendor spaces are devoted exclusively to Wisconsin farmers and small food businesses.
Farmers, orchardists, and ranchers should comprise a minimum of 70% of market space and sell directly to the public what they grow, produce or raise: fruit, vegetables, nuts, meat, poultry, eggs, fish, dairy, honey, sorghum, maple syrup and processed farm products such as jams, preserves, and cider.
The remaining 30% of our market space is devoted to local, small food businesses that produce their own fresh breads, baked goods, wines, and other specialty foods, with an emphasis, where possible, on food made with local farm ingredients. A very tiny percentage of this may include some ready-to-eat food.
No space is allotted to wholesalers or resellers, or to vendors of arts, crafts, imported or second-hand items, or other non-food/farm businesses. The primary purpose of the Milwaukee County Winter Farmers’ Market is to enable local farmers to sell what they produce on their farms directly to the public.