Compeer Financial Awards $85K in Farmers Market Grants

Compeer Financial’s Fund for Rural America, the Farm Credit cooperative’s giving program, has awarded Farmers Market Grants, totaling $85,088. This is the sixth year Compeer Financial has offered these grants.

The grants are supporting 72 farmers market organizations, with funding up to $1,000 for marketing, technology or educational efforts. Since the program debuted in 2019, these grants have directly impacted 12,463 people and touched the lives of more than nine million farmers market visitors.

“We couldn’t be more excited to provide funding to these 72 farmers markets,” said Karen Schieler, senior corporate giving specialist at Compeer Financial. “Fresh produce should be accessible to all, and these grants help both farmers and consumers. Shopping at farmers markets supports local agriculture and provides the consumer with as fresh of produce as possible. It’s a win-win!”

72 farmers markets in Compeer Financial’s territory received grants. 27 of these are in Wisconsin:

  • Albany Farmers Market
  • Baldwin Farmers Market
  • Belleville WI Farmers Market
  • Burlington Farmers Market, Inc.
  • DeForest Farmers’ Market
  • Dodgeville Farmers Market
  • Eau Claire Downtown Farmers Market
  • Ellsworth Farmers Market
  • Farmers and Artisans River Market (Marshall)
  • Fondy Farmers Market (Milwaukee)
  • Galesville Farmer’s & Artisan’s Market
  • Gays Mills Farmers’ Market
  • Horicon Farmers Market
  • Jackson County Farmers Market (Black River Falls)
  • Jackson Park Farmers Market (Milwaukee)
  • Main Street Monroe Farmers Market
  • Menomonee Falls Village Market
  • Meyer Oak Grove Market
  • Monroe Street Farmers Market (Madison)
  • Platteville Farmer’s Market, Inc
  • Potosi Tennyson Market
  • Ridgeway Farmers Market
  • SCIO Farmers Market (Sheboygan)
  • Spring Street Market (Lodi)
  • The Camp Douglas Farmer’s Market
  • Verona Downtown Farmers’ Market
  • Washburn Farmers Market