Stevens Point Area Winter Farmers’ Market

Thank you for your interest in the brand new Stevens Point Area Winter Farmers’ Market (the Winter Market)!  As a seller or a shopper, we welcome your participation and hope to see you there often.

The Winter Market runs Saturdays from 8am to 12pm at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Stevens Point November 12th through March 25th (with the exception of Christmas Eve (12/23) and New Years Eve (12/31)).  

The Winter Market will serve as an outlet for Wisconsin-produced, homegrown items** such as fruits, vegetables, meats, cheese, eggs, bakery products, cider, maple syrup, honey, sorghum, fresh and dried flowers, herbs, houseplants, jams and jellies, pickles and other prepared and preserved food products.  

**All of the listed products may not be present during the 2016/2017 season


Vendors and Products Featured at the Winter Market! (last updated 10/5/16, check back often)

  • Back Forty Mushroom and Forage – Tigerton, WI
    • Mushrooms: Oysters
  • Lonely Oak Farm – Milladore, WI
    • Eggs
    • Fruit:
    • Meats: Beef, Chicken, Lamb, and Pork
    • Value Added: Canned Goods made in a Licensed Facility, Sheep hides, Soap, and Wool
    • Vegetables

The Winter Market is intended to give growers and producers of goods and consumers an opportunity to deal directly with each other, rather than through third parties. It is an outlet for the growers or producers of very small quantities of eligible products as well as for larger quantities. This Winter Market has been created for the reasons above as well as to enhance the local food community of the Stevens Point Area.  


Chef C’s Munchie Mobile has decided to close down the truck until the March 4th market.

This was unforeseen as it’s the truck’s first winter under their operation but adjustments to keep the truck a frostbite-free area didn’t work. Winter won. Their non-frostbitten team will be back serving HOT food in March! Our apologies for the inconvenience. We look forward to having them back in just a couple of months.

Market Organizers – For the inaugural 2016/2017 season, the bylaws for the Winter Market have been determined by the Farmshed Farmer Advisory Board (Advisory Board) with input from Farmshed and Redeemer Lutheran Church Staff as well as input from a week-long community survey which received more than 500 responses.  

In future years, a Farmshed Winter Market By-law Committee of (vendor) Members will be formed to direct the Winter Market or a formal cooperative structure outside of Farmshed will be developed.  


Interested vendors – click HERE for the Stevens Point Area Winter Farmers’ Market Bylaws and Applications for Members Page.

WHY BUY LOCAL

1) Locally grown food tastes better. 2) Local food preserves genetic diversity. 3) Local produce is better for you. 4) Local food from small farms is often GMO-free. 5) Local food supports local farm families. 6) Local food builds community. 7) Local food preserves open space. 8) Local food keeps your taxes in check. 9) Local food supports a clean environment and benefits worldwide. 10) Local food is about the future.

GROW THE GREENHOUSE

The Greenhouse Project, an all-encompassing revitalization of the former Sorenson’s Garden Center. The 35,000 square foot future community food center, which is centrally located in Stevens Point, will house an 11,000 square foot production greenhouse, community kitchen, gathering space, and learning center.
Event
5/2/17 Growing Collective Meeting
Central Rivers Farmshed, Stevens Point WI
5/9/17 Community Potluck
Central Rivers Farmshed, Stevens Point WI
5/16/17 Local Food Fair Committee Meeting
Central Rivers Farmshed, Stevens Point WI