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What you’ll find at 2021 farmers markets

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

By: Jeff Ash


Bags of unpopped popcorn and green and yellow vegetables as seen for sale at a farmers market in the foreground, with blue and yellow BayCare Clinic shopping bags in the background.

We know, we know. You can’t wait to get back outside and go to farmers markets.

 

But as the 2021 farmers market season arrives, life is sort of back to normal and sort of not. Many people are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, but not everyone. Guidance from the federal Centers for Disease Control continues to evolve, as do local guidelines.

 

Here’s what to expect in Green Bay, which has two of the largest farmers markets in Wisconsin.

 

Saturday Farmers Market: Look for our BayCare Clinic shopping bags at this year’s market, which returns to South Washington Street. Hours are 7 a.m. to noon through October 30.

 

Farmers Market on Broadway, Wednesdays: This year’s market is back on Broadway after a year elsewhere. Hours are 3 to 8 p.m. through September 1, then 3 to 7 p.m. through September 29.

 

COVID-19 guidelines are the same for both markets. Shoppers and vendors who are fully vaccinated needn’t wear a mask. Those who haven’t been vaccinated are urged to wear a mask. Vendors’ booths will be spaced to encourage social distancing. Hand sanitizer and hand-washing stations will be available.

 

Here’s a searchable guide to farmers markets throughout Wisconsin.

 

Here’s a brief guide to what you’re likely to find freshest at Wisconsin farmers markets through October.

 

Fruit

  • June: Strawberries, rhubarb, raspberries, sweet cherries
  • July: Blueberries, sweet cherries, melons, raspberries, tart cherries, apples
  • August: Apples, blueberries, melons, pears, raspberries, grapes
  • September: Apples, cranberries, raspberries, grapes, pears
  • October: Raspberries, apples, cranberries

Vegetables

  • June: Arugula, asparagus, beets, bok choy, broccoli, cabbage, chard, cucumbers, kale and collards, kohlrabi, leaf lettuce, sweet peas, potatoes, radishes, salad mix, scallions, spinach, tomatoes, turnips
  • July: Arugula, beans, beets, bok choy, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, chard, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, kale and collards, kohlrabi, leaf lettuce, okra, onions, sweet peas, bell peppers, potatoes, salad mix, scallions, summer squash, tomatillos, tomatoes, turnips
  • August: Arugula, beans, beets, bok choy, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, chard, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, garlic, kale and collards, kohlrabi, leeks, okra, onions, bell peppers, hot peppers, potatoes, salad mix, scallions, summer squash, winter squash, tomatillos, tomatoes
  • September: Arugula, beans, beets, bok choy, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, chard, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, kale and collards, kohlrabi, leeks, okra, onions, bell peppers, hot peppers, potatoes, radishes, rutabagas, salad mix, scallions, spinach, summer squash, winter squash, tomatillos, tomatoes
  • October: Arugula, beets, bok choy, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, chard, cucumbers, eggplant, kale and collards, kohlrabi, leaf lettuce, leeks, parsnips, bell peppers, potatoes, radishes, rutabagas, salad mix, scallions, spinach, winter squash, tomatillos, tomatoes, turnips

Here’s a guide to the full year.

 

Source: The Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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