It’s almost September (how is that even possible?!), and that means you’ll also start to see the delicious fall harvest become available at Fort Atkinson’s local farmers market. The Fort Farmers Market takes place every Saturday from 8am – 12pm (May – October) in the Milwaukee Avenue Municipal Parking Lot right across from the Post Office. Along with a gorgeous view of the river, we hope you’ll stop by to shop the fantastic farm and art vendors, pick up a take-home craft for the kiddos, enjoy live music by local musicians, check out the new volunteer children’s garden, or just relax in the morning sunshine at the nearby Riverwalk Plaza.

This year, Fort Farmers Market started a children’s garden in collaboration with The Dwight Foster Public Library. Volunteers participated in the summer gardening program to help plant, weed, and harvest their eventual produce! Stop by the market to check out the garden’s progress.

With over 30 vendors, the Fort Farmers Market has something for everyone – fresh fruits and veggies, baked goods, pickled and jam products, honey and maple syrup, marshmallows, flower bouquets, jewelry, woodcrafts, textiles, and more. Keep reading for a glimpse at some of the local vendors you can find at the Fort Farmers Market:

Broadway Bakers

Sells: cookies, bars, croissants & breads

Fun Fact: The name “Broadway Bakers” was inspired by the times the two sisters baked at their grandma’s house on Broadway Street in a small town in Iowa.

MY Farm

Sells: vegetables, herbs & flowers

Fun Fact: Matt bought his first greenhouse at 21 years old, and his farm has now grown to 4 greenhouses to support produce all year round.

Drews Designs Jewelry & Sparkles and Stitches by Drews Design

Sells: earrings, necklaces, aprons & clothing

Fun Fact: Teri first started to sew and crochet as a hobby at the age of 7.

Doug Jenks Honey

Sells: honey & beeswax products

Fun Fact: Doug collects honey from between 100 to 200 hives.

Jazzed Up Marshmallows

Sells: marshmallows

Fun Fact: Jazzed Up Marshmallows comes up with the coolest flavors like Caramel Apple, Chocolate-Covered Salted Caramel, Cherry Banana, Red Velvet, Birthday Cake, and so many more.

Additional Upcoming Events:

An Evening in the Garden With Fort Farmers Market

Location: Blodgett Pet & Garden Center, 1222 Janesville Ave, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538

Date: Thursday, September 9

Time: 4:30pm-7:30pm

Event Description: A relaxing outdoor market experience featuring local arts and crafts vendors. Sample a selection of the many seasonal wines that the garden center offers. Mix and mingle while you shop, sit and listen to live music, or enjoy dinner while enjoying the beautiful ambiance of the garden center!

 

Fort Farmers Market’s Fall Harvest Festival

Location: Fort Farmers Market, 19 E Milwaukee Ave W, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538

Date: Saturday, October 30

Time: 8am-12pm

Event Description: Help Fort Farmers Market celebrate the fall harvest at the last market of their outdoor season! Kids can trick-or-treat at vendors booths while their parents shop the last produce of the season. Those who come in costume will be entered for a prize drawing at the market information booth! Live music will be performed from 9:30am-11:30am. Dogs are welcome if well behaved and kept on a non-retractable 6ft leash.

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The Fort Farmers Market is sponsored by The Fort Atkinson Chamber of Commerce with generous support from community organizations and volunteers.