37 Wisconsin Farmers Markets Receive Grants from Compeer

Compeer Financial’s Fund for Rural America, the Farm Credit cooperative’s giving program, has awarded 73 Farmers Market Grants, totaling $64,970. This is the third year Compeer Financial has offered these grants.

The grants are supporting 60 farmers market organizations, with funding up to $1,000 for marketing, technology or educational efforts. Ten of those farmers markets are located in the metropolitan areas of Cook County, Ill., Hennepin County, Minn. and Milwaukee County, Wis. Three of these urban markets serve communities designated as food deserts.

“Farmers markets bring fresh, healthy foods directly to communities in an accessible way,” said Karen Schieler, senior corporate giving specialist at Compeer Financial. “Many markets have had to make changes and navigate the challenges presented during the pandemic. Through these grants, we hope to recognize the huge asset that farmers markets are to our communities – rural, suburban and urban alike.”

Grants to farmers markets will directly impact 2,118 people and impact 1.6 million people through the communities they serve. Thirteen farmer vendors also received up to $500. The Fund will offer this grant again in the fall to provide funding for 2022.

The following Wisconsin markets received grants:

Baldwin’s Main St. Farmers Market

Beloit Farmers’ Market

Burnett County Farmers Market (Siren)

Chilton Farmers Market

Columbus Park Farmers Market (Kenosha)

Darlington Farmers Market

DeForest Farmers Market

Dodgeville Farmers Market

Downtown Fond du Lac Farmers Market

Eau Claire Downtown Farmers Market

Elkhart Lake Farmer’s and Artisan’s Market

Galesville Farmer’s and Artisan’s Market

Greendale Downtown Market

Greenfield Farmers Market

Horicon Farmers Market

Hudson Farmers Market at Plaza 94

Janesville Farmers Market, Inc.

Kenosha HarborMarket

Lodi Valley Farmers Market

Mount Horeb Farmers Market

New Berlin Farmers Market

North Side Pop-up Farmers Market (Milwaukee)

Oconomowoc Farmers’ Market

Oshkosh Saturday Farmers’ Market Inc.

Platteville Farmer’s Market

Roberts, WI Farmers Market

Somerset Farmers Market

Sparta Wisconsin Farmers Market

Spooner Farmers Market

Sun Prairie Famer’s Market

TCC Farmers Market (Mayville)

The Camp Douglas Farmer’s Market

Thiensville Village Market

Westfields Hospital and Clinic (New Richmond)

Westside Community Market (Madison)

Whitewater City Market

Winter Farmers Market (La Crosse)