The farm-to-table movement is thriving in Racine County. The county's rolling farmland produces a variety of crops including cabbage, pumpkins, strawberries, apples, corn, wheat, and soybeans. An abundance of fresh, locally-grown produce is found from spring through fall at farmers markets, roadside stands and grocers throughout the county.
The push toward fresh, locally produced, locally consumed foods includes salad greens and specialty vegetables grown year-round in area greenhouses. You'll find these items at local restaurants and in produce aisles.
Shopping Racine County farmers markets is an adventure. You'll want to arrive early to see what's new each week! You'll find everything from honey to home-baked bread. Some locations offer cooking demonstrations and live entertainment. The farmers are happy to share samples and preparation tips.
Where you'll find farmers markets in Racine County:
Burlington Burlington Farmers Market Wehmhoff Square at Washington St. and Pine St.
Every first and third Thursday of the month 2-6 p.m.
Produce, meat, cheese, demonstrations, and live entertainment
Caledonia Milaeger's Great Lakes Farmers Market 4838 Douglas Ave.
Sundays 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. (except New Year's, Easter, and Christmas weekends)
Fresh produce, microgreens, local cheeses, bread and bakery, meats, honey, jams, sauces and seasonings, and local artisans
Caledonia Outdoor Market, St. Monica's Senior Living parking lot, 3920 N. Green Bay Rd.
Thursdays 2-5 p.m.
European style open-air market
Racine Borzynski's Farm & Floral Market 11600 Washington Ave.
Monday through Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
All-American family market with a European flair that features the "Borzy Box," an abundance of fresh, mainly homegrown produce
Racine HarborMarket Monument Square, Downtown Racine
Last Thursdays of each month from June to September, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Eclectic European-style market with a diverse array the freshest local produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, artisan creations, and prepared food; also features live music and a beer tent
Sturtevant Highway 11 Outdoor Market Fountain Banquet Hall parking lot, 8505 Durand Ave.
Mondays 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. from June through October
European style open-air market with farm tables loaded with the region's freshest, in-season fruits and vegetables, honey, artisan jams, preserves, and handcrafted arts and crafts
Union Grove Union Grove Public Market Piggly Wiggly east parking lot, 4400 67th Dr.
Tuesdays 2:30 - 6:30 p.m. from mid-June to late September
Vegetables, fruits, honey, crafts, kettle corn, and live entertainment