Welcome to the Dane County Farmers’ Market

Saturday, August 29 at the Capitol Square

Wednesday, September 2 on MLK, Jr. Blvd

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Space is Still Available for our Tomato Preservation classes in September at the Feed Kitchens.
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Participants and Polly (left) inspect the finished product at the first of three classes in the DCFM Tomato Preservation Series. There is still space available for the second and third classes.

Participants and Polly (left) inspect the finished product at the first of three classes in the DCFM Tomato Preservation Series. There is still space available for the second and third classes.

 

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_MG_2135_corn_1Enjoy the profusion of sweet corn while you can. We ended up getting around five dozen at last week’s market from Dann Schultz at Woodill Nursery on North Carroll. After 24 pints of canned corn relish, with the rest blanched and frozen on the cob, we called it a day … and enough corn to easily get us through the winter.

Marion Drake with her Music garlic at the Dane County Farmers' Market. --Photo by Bill Lubing

Marion Drake with her Music garlic at the Dane County Farmers’ Market. –Photo by Bill Lubing

As shown below, long time DCFM member Marion Drake (South Carroll St.) is pleased with the way her music variety of garlic turned out this year. The bulbs are huge! She says they have an equally large flavor as well. We love using fresh garlic in most of our meals. This time of the year we’re so fortunate to have a terrific supply from the DCFM. Like the corn, it’s also the time when we buy in bulk and preserve it. After peeling the garlic we:

  • Chop it in the food processor;
  • add to 4 ounce canning jars, leaving 3/4 inch headroom;
  • add sunflower oil from the market or olive oil to just cover the garlic;
  • put a lid on it and immediate place in the freezer. It’s critical you immediately freeze it to avoid the possibility of botulism.

One of the other things we love about this time of the year is the variety of cucumbers available at the market. Whether you want them for a salad or are looking to make a few pickles, there are plenty of fresh cucumbers at the Dane County Farmers’ Market (DCFM).

DCFM Gift Certificates

Need gift ideas? How about DCFM gift certificates! You can use them at the outdoor markets on Saturdays at the Capitol Square and Wednesdays on MLK Jr. Blvd., and at our indoor winter markets. Order yours today online or in person at our Wednesday market info booth.

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