Welcome to the Dane County Farmers’ Market

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

_MG_0644_MG_0626Join us this Saturday, February 28 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!
For this Saturday, February 28th Chef Dan Fox has created a menu that will be rich in flavor to satisfy the winter palate.  

We are pleased to introduce you to Chef Dan Fox from Heritage Tavern. This will be Fox’s sixth year creating a Taste of the Market Breakfast. Chef Fox opened Heritage Tavern on August 30, 2013, but has been an Executive Chef for about ten years (eight of which were at The Madison Club) and has just been named James Beard Award semifinalist for Best Chef-Midwest 2015.

Chef Dan Fox, Photo By: Heather Dominick

Chef Dan Fox, Photo By: Heather Dominick

Fox has recently gotten approval to sell a breakfast sausage wholesale. Fox will be showcasing this sausage at the Taste of the Market Breakfast. Fox enjoys the breakfast and says that it is awesome to work with the energetic team of volunteers who are excited to be there. Fox donates his time to create a breakfast because he would never want to see the DCFM go away, he supports the market 100%, plus he says it’s fun to spend his Saturday mornings at the market.

We look forward to Chef Fox’s time in our kitchen, I’m sure it will be a culinary delight. Thank you for your time and energy and dedication to the DCFM!
Saturday’s Menu

For the Meat Eater:_MG_0635
FHF Maple lamb sausage, sumac-merguez cream sauce, pickled carrots and turnips, aged goat cheese potato rosti, market greens

Maple Glazed “Old Fashioned” ham cinnamon roll

For the Vegetarian:
Spinach, aged goat cheese and caramelized onion tart, chili aioli, potato rosti, market greens

Maple glazed cinnamon roll


DCFM providers for Taste of the Market Breakfast:

  • Black Earth Valley: Spinach and yellow onions
  • Blue Valley Gardens: Russet potatoes_MG_0614
  • Butter Mountain: Russet potatoes
  • Capri Cheese: Goat cheese
  • Cherokee Bison Farms: Maple syrup
  • Don’s Produce: Mixed greens
  • Driftless Organics: Beauty heart radish and garlic
  • Future Fruit Farm: Organic pear apple cider
  • Gitto Farm n Kitchen: Carrots
  • Jordandal Farms: Ham
  • Pecatonica Valley Farm: Eggs
  • Sylvan Meadows Farm: Lamb and garlic
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.


Special Event Coming Up March 7!
Join REAP Food Group, Chef Tory Miller of Graze/L’Etoile/Sujeo, Chef Lisa Jacobson of Mermaid Café, Chef Andrew Wilson of The Madison Club, and students from Sherman Middle School and East High School for a delicious Farmers’ Market Breakfast benefiting Chef in the Classroom.
Saturday, March 7
Special benefit price: $12/plate (no half plates available)
Proceeds go to REAP’s Chef in the Classroom program, which brings local chefs into high school and middle school classrooms to teach students about cooking, nutrition, sustainability, and local food. On March 7, students from this program will work hand-in-hand with these talented local chefs to bring you a delicious breakfast chock full of farmers’ market ingredients. 

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 winter recipes are now available on our website!
Music at the Market

Grab some coffee and enjoy the morning market tunes!

Water Street Bridge is a trio that plays traditional and original folk, blues, shanty, old-time, Celtic, Americana, Balkan, Slavic & Creole songs. Composed of Jon Baade, James Kuehl and Richard Miller, their instruments include guitar, resonator guitar, mandolin, squeeze box, ukulele, banjo, washboard, tupan, bodhran, bones and doumbek. Other musicians often sit in so you never know who will be “under the bridge.” They bring diverse musical backgrounds, humor, songwriting and musical skill together for fun, danceable, energetic performances with something for everyone. More information and samples of songs from their new CD entitled “Choice Cuts” are available on their Facebook page.

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Markets are Open Rain or Shine!

Year-round Dates, Times, and Locations

Quick Market Facts

  • The Dane County Farmers’ Market is the largest producer-only farmers’ market in the U.S. All items are produced locally by the vendor behind the table. No resale is allowed! EBT FoodShare is accepted at the Market. Please inquire at the information booth [Summer Information Booth].
  • NO PETS are allowed on the square.
  • The market always takes place come rain, shine, race, or rally!
  • The market takes place every Saturday (except two around the holidays) and each Wednesday during the summer.