Frequently Asked Questions

Are pets allowed?

Service animals are allowed, but pets are not allowed in the market area during the Market. It is a health and safety issue.

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.

Why buy locally?

Support your local Farmers and Small family-run businesses while Reducing your global footprint!  Buying local produce means your goods do not have 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.

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!

How do I use WIC & EBT Card?

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.

How Do I become a Vendor?

New vendor members are added on an annual basis. If you are interested, download and complete the new vendor application. Send the completed application along with a $5 application fee to Farmers Market of Wausau, PO Box 2323, Wausau, WI 54402-2323

Do you take credit card?

A few vendors may be able to process credit card transactions, but it is recommended that you bring cash as most vendors only accept cash.

Who are all the Vendors?

The Wausau Farmers Market consists of 50 market-member vendors.
All vendors are from the local area and their produce and products are grown or made locally unless otherwise specified.
Click here to see the current Vendors List.