Be a Market Insider!
For over 100 years, the West Allis Farmers Market has been a staple in the community offering an incredible variety of vegetables, herbs, plants, fruits, honey, eggs, meat, artisan foods, and more.
History of the West Allis Farmers Market
Established in approximately 1919, the West Allis Farmers Market had been a source of fine fresh produce for generations of families. Grandparents and parents have brought their children and relatives to shop at one of the largest, if not the oldest, established Farmers Markets in southeastern Wisconsin.
One reason that the West Allis Market shines above the rest is that all the farmers at the market have to raise what they sell. If you want only the freshest produce grown in Wisconsin, shop the West Allis Farmers Market.
The market is the largest open-air market in the Metropolitan Milwaukee area. Its initial establishment reflects the European practice of shopping daily in such markets that were familiar to many area residents.
Location & Hours
- 6501 W. National Ave, West Allis, WI 53214
- Tues. & Thurs. 12 – 6 p.m.
- Sat. 1 – 6 p.m.
Meet Our Vendors
Every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday afternoon from May through November, over 50 farm and food vendors participate in one of the longest running markets in the Milwaukee area. Vendors come to the Market as they have product available, so you’ll see a fuller market structure beginning in June. July through September are the busiest months of the market as a wider variety of vegetables are in season.
Family run farms, artisan olive oils, meat & poultry, eggs, specialty foods, and food trucks attend the market throughout the season, you’ll find a little bit of everything every week. Come back and shop often, you’re bound to find something new each trip. Learn more about some of our vendors here.
What’s in Season in Wisconsin
The plants, herbs, meats, maple syrups, fruits, vegetables, and more that are sold by our farm vendors are grown, raised, and produced on their farms all across southeastern Wisconsin. Please keep in mind that weather affects available produce and selections may vary week to week.
Select fruits not grown locally from our specialty vendors will be labeled as such, most notably the peaches and blueberries from Michigan.
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services offers great resources on seasonal availability, see below and on their website.
- Spring (May – June)
Asparagus, Garlic, Green Onions, Herbs, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Parsnips, Peas, Radishes, Rhubarb, Snow Peas, Spinach, Sprouts, Sugar Snap Peas, Swiss Chard
- Early Summer (June – July)
Beans, Beets, Blackberries, Blueberries, Bok Choy, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Cherries, Chinese Cherries, Cucumbers, Currants, Gooseberries, Green Onions, Greens, Herbs, Huckleberries, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Mulberries, Mushrooms, New Potatoes, Peas, Peppers, Raspberries, Shallots, Shell Peas, Snow Peas, Sprouts, Strawberries, Sugar Snap Peas, Summer Squash, Sweet Corn, Swiss Chard, Tomatoes, Watercress, Zucchini
- Late Summer (August – September)
Apples, Beans, Beets, Bitter Melon, Blackberries, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Elderberries, Fennel, Garlic, Ground Cherries, Herbs, Huckleberries, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce, Muskmelon (Cantaloupe), Okra, Onions, Pears, Peppers, Plums, Potatoes, Raspberries, Rutabagas, Spinach, Sprouts, Summer Squash, Sweet Corn, Tomatillos, Tomatoes, Watermelon, Winter Melon, Zucchini
- Autumn (End of September – November)
Apples, Beets, Bok Choy, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Burdock Root, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celeriac, Chinese Cabbage, Cranberries, Fennel, Garlic, Grapes, Greens, Herbs, Kale, Kohlrabi, Leeks, Lettuce, Onions, Parsnips, Pears, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Radishes, Rutabagas, Scallions, Spinach, Sprouts, Sunchokes, Sweet Potatoes, Swiss Chard, Tomatillos, Turnips, Winter Squash, Yams
A month-by-month seasonal produce breakdown is available on our website.
This list does not guarantee specific produce availability each month, this is a guide to what is typically in season in Wisconsin from May through November.
Want to know if a specific item is at the market before you go? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our Market Attendant at 414-940-1371.
SNAP, WIC, & Senior Vouchers
As with several markets in Milwaukee County, our vendors are able to support several federal nutrition benefit programs allowing greater access to healthy foods to low income families.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a Federal program that provides nutrition benefits to low-income individuals and families that are used at stores and farmers markets to purchase food. We are proud to offer SNAP recipients the chance to utilize their benefits at the West Allis Farmers Market. SNAP eligible items at a farmers market include fruits, vegetables, breads, meat, fish, poultry, seeds and plants that produce food, and dairy products. Customers wanting to use their SNAP benefits can come to the Market Office to purchase tokens that serve as ‘cash’ with a majority of our vendors. Vendors who accept SNAP tokens will have a sign up by their booth space, all vendors are aware of the program so do not hesitate to ask if they accept these tokens or if any of their products are eligible to purchase.
The Wisconsin WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) provides a one-time food benefit per growing season to WIC participants. Each eligible participant receives checks that are redeemed at local farmers’ markets June through October. These checks are to be used directly with the farm vendors.
The Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) provides low income seniors with vouchers that can be exchanged for eligible foods at farmers markets, roadside stands, and community supported agriculture (CSA) programs. Eligible foods include fruits, vegetables, honey, and fresh-cut herbs. In the Milwaukee area, you can access this benefit through the Hunger Task Force. These vouchers are used directly with the farm vendors.
We recommend asking the specific vendor you are shopping with if they accept SNAP, WIC FMNP, or SFMNP before choosing your items to confirm.