General Public & Farm Market Visitor Questions

What guidelines are in place for the 2021 summer season to keep vendors, staff, and customers safe?
The safety of all that attend the Downtown Appleton Farm Market is our top priority.  Please know, we are working closely with the City of Appleton Health Department and we have also modeled our guidelines based on the guidelines provided from the WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, TRADE AND CONSUMER PROTECTION.
For the 2021 season vendors, staff, and attendees are asked to:
- Stay home if you feel ill
- Maintain 6ft social distancing
- Nonvaccinated shoppers, staff and vendors are recommended to wear a face covering (Looking to get the COVID-19 Vaccine - click here to find a vaccine.)
- Free masks are available at the Information Booth as well as at each sponsor booth
- Hand sanitizing stations will be located through out the event foot print
- Frequent cleaning and disinfecting of high touch surfaces

When and where is market?
The outdoor Farm Market season will begin Saturday, June 19 and continue outside through Saturday, October 30.  Market will run every Saturday morning from 8:00am to 12:30pm (exception: no farm market on Saturday, September 25 due to Octoberfest).

What will I find at market?
We are excited to share that the 2021 season will welcome back all types of vendors! From produce, baked goods, and food vendors to arts/crafts and additional programming such as nonprofits, musicians, and more. Be sure to watch for our vendor map/schedule so you can locate who you would like to purchase from ahead of time to make for a quick and efficient trip.

What will the market layout look like this year?
The market will keep the same footprint, stretching 4 blocks down College Avenue (from Appleton Street to Drew Street) and also utilize Morrison Street and Houdini Plaza.  There will also be 10ft of physical distance between each vendor booth.  The event layout will remain very similar to allow for the safe distancing practices.  Be sure to watch for our vendor map/schedule so you can locate who you would like to purchase from ahead of time to make for a quick and efficient trip.

Will there be music?
Yes! We will have a few musicians each week spread out throughout the farm market footprint.  If  you are interested in performing at market, please click here for more details.

Is EBT offered at market?
Yes, we do accept EBT (Food Share) cards at market. Recipients can swipe their card at the information booth located in center of market and receive wooden $1 tokens to shop at market to supplement their grocery assistance with fresh local produce, meat, cheese or bakery.

Accepted EBT vendors have approved signage and can assist with questions. Because tokens do not expire, you can use them throughout the season or even inside at the Indoor Market. We can ONLY accept tokens with our market logo on them, as that is the only way we can reimburse the farmer.

Where is the Information Booth?
The Information Booth is a great resource for Farm Market goers.  You can learn all about special events happening, pick up new magazines and maps, swipe your EBT cards for tokens, plus it is a great place to ask a Downtown Appleton Farm Market staff member where you can find certain products and/or your favorite vendor! During the Outdoor Market, the booth is located outside City Center Plaza's main entrance (intersection of College Ave and Oneida St).

Can I bring my pet?
Sorry, no pets are allowed. Per City Ordinance 10-47, pets are not allowed at ANY special events. Violators may be fined $186.00

Where can I park?
There is no reserved parking for vendors or shoppers. Here are your parking options while downtown.

  • The Appleton Public Library parking lot on Washington St (metered parking)
  • One of the other 3 parking ramps downtown: Red (Red Lion), Green (PAC) and Yellow (East on Washington St)
  • ..any of the available parking meters on College Ave and neighboring streets

Click here for additional information about downtown parking.

Will there be a Indoor Farm Market at City Center Plaza November - December 2021?
Join us once a month inside City Center Plaza for an Indoor Farm Market in 2021.  Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 6 & Saturday, December 4 from 9am-12:30pm.


Potential  Farm Market Vendor Questions

How do I become a vendor?
It is an application process that is dependent on what you’re selling. All items must be hand-crafted or hand-grown to be eligible to participate. We have three different applications. Due to the high volume of interest, we do have a waiting list, with several categories capped off.

What is the cost?
On Saturdays, a single 10’ x 12’ stall the fee is $50/day. A double 20’ x 12’ sized stall fee is $80/day. Booths at the indoor market are $25 each.

What is the size of a booth?
Depending on availability, there are three different sized booths, but most booths are 10’ wide and 12’ deep.

How do I obtain a WI Sellers permit?
There is an online application available through the state for a permit: http://www.revenue.wi.gov.  We highly recommend you apply & receive a number, as we are required by law to submit all of your information from your application as you participate.

Why isn’t the application online?
Due to our extensive waiting list, we are currently not accepting applications, but would love to add you to our waiting list. Click here to find out how to get on the waiting list.