Welcome to the Dane County Farmers’ Market

Saturday, March 28 2015
8am to noon
Madison Senior Center, 330 West Mifflin Street

Join us this Saturday, March 21 for the late winter market of 2015. It will take place at the Madison Senior Center, 330 West Mifflin Street, in Madison. The market runs from 8:00 am until noon. There is adjacent parking in the Overture ramp and metered street parking. SNAP/EBT services are available.


Taste of the Market Breakfast
We are pleased to introduce you to Gilbert Altschul, co-owner and Executive Chef of Grampa’s Pizzeria. Altschul has a long history in the Madison restaurant and food scene and we are excited to have him create his first Taste of the Market Breakfast.

Chef Gilbert Altschul, Photo By: Heather Dominick

When Altschul was only 10 or 11 years old he would sell scones at the DCFM for Botticelli’s. Now he is a regular customer at the DCFM. He says that buying from the market “seems like the obvious source. Why not get the most beautiful ingredients you can find? It’ll taste better.”

Altschul doesn’t like to pigeonhole himself to making just pizza. He likes to cook food that he likes to eat and uses what is seasonally fresh at the time. In his garden he tends 11 raised beds where he grows produce for Grampa’s Pizzeria. His approach for Grampa’s Pizzeria is to create “affordable, elegant” meals. Opening soon next door to Grampa’s is Gib’s Bar. Although the bar was created as an elegant waiting room for Grampa’s, Gib’s will have a life of its own with talented bartenders and its own tasty menu.

We look forward to having Altschul in the kitchen. Thank you, Gilbert, for your time, energy and dedication to the farm-to-table movement that keeps Madison an amazing place to live (and eat!).

     Saturday’s Menu _MG_1037

The menu for Saturday, March 28th created by Gilbert Altschul of Grampa’s Pizzeria:

For the Meat Eater: Fried Chicken and waffles with whipped maple bourbon jalapeno butter

Served with mixed greens

For the Non-Meat Eater: Chilaquiles with tomato salsa, fried egg and Capri feta

A full meal costs $8.50, a half meal costs $5. Both include a cup of juice and bottomless cup of coffee or tea. Just want coffee or tea? Beverages alone cost $2. Breakfast is served from 8:30 am to around 11:00 am or until the food runs out.


_MG_0943DCFM providers for Taste of the Market Breakfast:
  • Black Earth Valley: Yellow Onions
  • Capri Cheese: Greek Feta Cheese
  • Don’s Produce: Crushed Tomatoes & Mixed Greens
  • Future Fruit Farm: Organic Pear-Apple Cider
  • Garden To Be: Radish Micro Greens and Jalapeno Peppers
  • Gitto Farm n Kitchen: Carrots
  • Hickory Hill Farm: Red Maple Syrup & Corn Waffle Mix
  • McCluskey Brothers Shillelagh Glen Farms: Maple Syrup
  • Pecatonica Valley Farm: Eggs

A full meal costs $8.50, a half meal costs $5. Both include a cup of juice and bottomless cup of coffee or tea. Just want coffee or tea? Beverages alone cost $2. Breakfast is served from 8:30 am to around 11:00 am or until the food runs out.

Recipe Cards!
New this year, the DCFM is offering free recipe cards at each market. A variety of seasonal ingredients from the market are featured along with helpful cooking tips and buying guides on the back of each card.

This winter’s series of recipes range from simple dishes with few ingredients, creative ideas for those with limited kitchens, to more involved recipes for canning, soups, and tarts. Recipe cards are available at the information booth next to the EBT/SNAP station. Keep checking because we issue new ones often.

Forgot to stop by and pick up your DCFM recipe cards? All recipes are now available on our website!

DCFM Gift Certificates

5Need gift ideas? How about Dane County Farmers’ Market gift certificates?! You can use them now at the late winter market and the Taste of the Market breakfast or at the outdoor markets when the DCFM head’s to the Capitol Square on Saturdays and MLK on Wednesdays (April 18th and 22nd!).

Order Online

Music at the Market

Grab some coffee and enjoy the morning market tunes!

Saturday 28th: The Briarpickers are a mandolin/violin duet, featuring Brian Ray and Paul Kienitz. Their music, self dubbed “rustic chamber music” is the melding of traditional Appalachian folk melodies with a classical string ensemble approach and sensitivity, creating a very accessible and welcoming sound…the perfect compliment for the Dane County Farmers’ Market.