The fertile soil of the Mississippi River Valley has been one of this region’s most treasured resources for as long as people have lived here. La Crosse is still surrounded by farm country, with hundreds of family farms carrying on this state’s great agricultural tradition. While the work of our larger-scale farmers–whose crops and products are shipped all across the country and around the world–is still incredibly important to our state and national economies, our small family farms, specializing in artisanal, organic, and naturally-raised products, shine locally. The La Crosse area features several farmers markets throughout the year, including a new winter market, to make sure residents and visitors are able to see and enjoy the bounty of our land and those who work it.
Bridgeview Plaza Farmers Market
Featuring fresh produce, bedding plants, perennials, flowers, herbs, honey, houseplants, and some crafts.
When: Wednesdays, 8:00AM – 1:00PM
Season: First Wed. in June to last Wed. in October
Where: Bridgeview Plaza, 2500 Rose St, La Crosse
More information: (608) 785-9872
Cameron Park Farmers Market
La Crosse’s only farmer-run market and the region’s only high-end sustainable agriculture and arts market serving the community with local meats, vegetables, fruits, cheeses, breads, crafts, and more. Also music, art, and drama performers. New vendors are always welcome to join, as are local businesses, and community supporters.When: Fridays, 4:00PM – dusk; Saturdays 8AM – 1PM
Season: First Fri. in May to last Fri. in October; Second Sat. in May to last Sat. in October
Where: Cameron Park, downtown La Crosse
More information: (608) 433-6708
Holmen Farmers Market
Festival Foods Holmen hosts a large farmers market right in the parking lot. You’ll find local growers selling everything from garden fresh fruits and vegetables, to honey and floral. Take advantage of some of the freshest seasonal produce in the area.When: Wednesdays, 3:00 – 7:00PM
Season: last Wed. in May to last Wed. in October.
Where: Festival Foods Holmen, Holmen Square, 600 N. Holmen Dr., Holmen
La Crosse Hmoob Cultural & Community Agency Farmers Market
When: Thursdays, 7:00AM – 4:00PM
Season: Last Thur. in June to last Thur. in October
Where: La Crosse Hmoob Cultural & Community Agency, 1815 Ward Ave., La Crosse
More information: (608) 781-5744
Onalaska Farmers Market
Farm-fresh goodness awaits you at Onalaska area’s excellent farmers markets. Meet local growers and sample the area’s incredible diversity of fruits, vegetables, artisan cheese, honey, herbs, flowers, and an ever-changing array of other seasonal products.
When: Sundays, 8:00AM – 1:00PM
Season: First Sun. in June to last Sun. in October
Where: Festival Foods Onalaska, Crossing Meadows Shopping Center, 1260 Crossing Meadows Dr., Onalaska
West Salem Farmers Market
When: Wednesdays, 2:00 – 6:00PM
Season: First Wed. in June to second Wed. in October
Where: Bike shelter at corner of Jefferson St. & Mill St. S., West Salem
Visit local vendors offering fall and winter produce, baked goods, canned goods, meat, eggs, jewelry, art and gifts, all grown and produced within 100 miles of La Crosse. This event is sponsored by Students for Sustainability and University Centers.
When: Saturdays, 10:00AM – 1:00PMSeason: select Saturdays from November to January (see schedule for details)
Where: State Room, Cartwright Center, UW-La Crosse
More information: (608) 433-6708 email@example.com
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