About the Market

A Wausau Tradition

The Farmers Market of Wausau near Oak Island Park on River Drive is a Saturday and Wednesday tradition in Wausau, Wisconsin. The market is open annually starting in early may and runs until late fall (normally Mid-November depending on weather). The market is a non profit organization and consists of 50 members (Vendors). Vendors offer fresh and locally grown friuts and vegetables as well as baked goods, cheese and meat products.


Quality Products from Caring Producers

Vendors consist of local farmers, growers, bakers and

producers who care about bringing fresh, high quality

products to the Wausau community.


Environmentally Sustainable

At the market, you'll find the season's best bounty of fruits, flowers, baked goods, meats, vegetables, and other specialty products. It is also a great community gathering space and place to meet your farmer and learn how your food is produced. Purchasing locally grown, seasonal foods benefits the economy, environment, and our very well-being. 


Easy to Get To

Located near Downtown Wausau, the market location is easily accessible by foot, bike or car. See Directions & Parking for details.


Leave Your Pet at Home

Pets, except service animals, are not allowed in the market area during the Market. It is a health and safety issue.

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Open Saturdays and Wednesdays
Saturday: 7 am – til sold out
Wednesday: 7 am – til sold out

WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program

Use your EBT card at the Wausau Farmers Market and buy the best foods produced right here in Central Wisconsin.


What is the WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program?

The WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) is associated with the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, popularly known as WIC. The WIC Program provides supplemental foods, health care referrals and nutrition education at no cost to low-income pregnant, breastfeeding and non-breastfeeding post-partum women, and to infants and children up to 5 years of age, who are found to be at nutritional risk.

WIC & EBT Card

Use your Debit or EBT card at the Wausau Farmers Market and buy the best foods produced right here in Central Wisconsin.

Get tokens with with your debit or EBT card at Nine Patch Farms half way down the market on the East side. The tokens are good all season long at the Wausau Farmers Market and enables all our residents to purchase foods from local producers. 


The tent has a wireless card reader that allows you to swipe your FoodShare card. After requesting a specific amount of funds from your account, a volunteer will give you $1 tokens to use with accepting vendors. You can exchange tokens with those vendors for eligible food items. Any extra tokens can be kept for use at the market all season long.


Double tokens program is no longer available.

Reduce your global footprint!  Buying local produce means your goods do not hae to travel thousands of miles to reach you.


Eat fresh!  Vegetables and baked goods from the farmers market haven't sat on shelves for weeks before they reach your table.



You can find high quality items at low prices.  Where else could you get a beautiful bunch of lettuce for only a dollar?



Develop a sense of community.  The farmers market is a great place to get caught up with friends and neighbors and to show support for local businesses.  You can also get to know the people who are producing your food and develop long lasting friendships. Shopping at the market brings people together!





Why buy locally?