The Brookfield Farmers' Market was created by a group of volunteers who wanted to establish a market for local farm produce in Brookfield. The idea had been a part of the Brookfield Master Plan, and in 1990 , the volunteer group obtained the necessary approvals and permits to make it happen. The Brookfield Civic Center Farmers' Market opened in 1991, with a half dozen farmers and was staffed by Brookfield resident volunteers.
Today after 30 years of operation the market is thriving. It has become not only a place where residents can purchase fresh Wisconsin grown products, but it has also become a Saturday morning meeting place for many of the residents. It is a Saturday morning ritual for Brookfield residents and customers are drawn from many surrounding communities. The market merchants provide quality Wisconsin grown products that are sold at reasonable prices. Many of the farmers have been at the market for well over 10 years. The market continues to grow in size and popularity
Saturday Mornings May through October 7:30am-12:00 pm
Frequent shopper cards that were very popular at the market have also been a victim of the COVID - 19 Virus. In order to make the market experience safer for all, we have changed up the rewards system to a virtual card for your cell phone. Once you have downloaded the card, all you have to do is bring your phone to the market, we will scan the card, and you will receive a virtual stamp. Both Apple and Android phones will accept the virtual card. To get started, scan the QR code on the left (in a scan app or with your camera). That will bring up a page where you will be asked for your Name, e-mail and city. (we ask for city to track where our customers reside) Once you hit Join Now, a virtual card with a scan code will appear. In the top righthand corner click on ADD and your card will be safely stored in the wallet app on your phone. You're Done. After that just bring your phone to the market. Get your stamp. (See COVID-19 page for image of the virtual card) PLUS those with electronic cards only need 10 stamps for $5 in market tokens!
For those customers who do not have a cell phone we will have a limited number of punch cards that will require self punching. Paper cards require 12 punches for $5 in market tokens
Gift tokens are available for purchase anytime at the market. They can be obtained at the Information Table. Tokens make great gifts for the person who attends the market and has "Everything" They never expire, and are accepted by all market farmers and vendors.
The Brookfield Farmers Market is an approved market for EBT (Electronic Benefit Transactions). Patrons who have EBT cards may use their card to purchase tokens & buy from vendors who sell products that qualify for the program. Tokens may be obtained at the Information Table. Vendors selling eligible products will display a sign that they accept EBT.
The Information Table is equipped with a terminal to sell market tokens to customers with credit or debit cards. The tokens are sold in $5 increments and never expire, so they may be used anytime at the market. There is a $1 charge per transaction to cover our bank transaction fee. All farmers and vendors accept the tokens the same as cash.