"We also worked to make our by-laws more inclusive to not only locally grown produce but local businesses hoping to make an impact on the community."
Back in 1980, a few small producers, hoping to find a way to sell fresh produce, founded the first farmers market in the Eau Claire area–the Eau Claire Farmers Market. Their dream was to have a sustainable spring, summer, and fall market and provide fresh produce directly to consumers.
Since the market started, there have been many changes and additions to locations. We have seen the Downtown Farmers Market branch off and create their own space. With the market open for buyers Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday at two locations, customers will have greater accessibility to the fresh markets goods During the 2013 season, the Eau Claire Farmers Market could be found at The Oakwood Mall on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
We also worked to make our by-laws more inclusive to not only locally grown produce but local businesses hoping to make an impact on the community.
If you have never enjoyed our market before, we suggest you make your way over to Gordy’s starting in June. It is a wonderful place to find all your favorite locally produced items. Vendors and customers can find more information and applications at www.eauclairefarmersmarket.com. Look for us on Twitter and Facebook as well.
Eau Claire Farmers Market: it’s good for your health, good for the community, and good for the environment. Join us in 2017 for a fantastic place to enjoy everything you love about growers and small businesses in the Eau Claire area!
However, a move was in the air–the market was noticing a decline in customers visiting the mall area. Discussion amongst market vendors grew to concern as we spoke up and suggested that perhaps it was time to revamp the market and form a new board of directors who were committed to making the market the best it has been in thirty years. In January 2014, a new board took the reins, consisting of Chairperson Galen Klisiewicz, Vice Chairperson Mark Loer, Treasurer Pat Matthews, and Secretary Amy Huo.
Because of the new and dedicated board and our new location, every year promises to be a better than the last for the oldest farmers market in Eau Claire. We have expanded our market to three days and not one but with two new locations. We can now serve Eau Claire better by offering fresh produce, fruits, vegetables, pickled salsas and relishes, organic-fed meats, handcrafted farmstead items, cheeses, and freshly baked items in not one, but two, locations in Eau Claire.