Welcome to the Dane County Farmers’ Market

Saturday, January 24th


Madison Senior Center, 330 West Mifflin St.

Join us this Saturday, January, 24 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
The quality of Taste of the Market Breakfast continues this week. Our guest chef this Saturday is Laila Borokhim of Layla’s, a Persian restaurant in downtown Madison.

This will be Laila’s second Taste of the Market breakfast. She opened Layla’s one and a half years ago, building upon a love of cooking she’s enjoyed since high school. Laila notes that all of the women in her family are fabulous cooks. She said it’s a “Persian culture thing” for women to cook.

All we know is that her cooking is tops. We’re so looking forward to breakfast on Saturday!

Photo By: Heather Dominick
This week’s breakfast includes:
  • Sabzi Kuku: Green Herb Souffle
  • Jaghoor Bahgoor: Sautéed Lamb Liver and Potatoes OR Shiitake Mushrooms and Potatoes
  • Torsi: Persian Style Picked Beets, Cabbage & Carrots
  • Baklava: Almond, Pistachio, Honey Pastry
  • Barbari Bread & Feta Sauce on the side
A full meal costs $8.50, which includes a cup of juice and bottomless cup of coffee or tea. A half meal costs $5 and coffee or tea only costs $1. Juice is also available. Breakfast is served from 8:30 am to around 11:00 am or until the food runs out.

DCFM members supplying ingredients for this week’s breakfast include:
  • Black Earth Valley: Onions & Spinach
  • Blue Valley Gardens: Blue Potatoes & Chimago Peppers
  • Butter Moutain: Potatoes
  • Capri Cheese: Greek Style Feta
  • Don’s Produce: Tomatoes & Sweet Potatoes
  • Driftless Organics: Beets & Carrots
  • Gitto Farm n Kitchen: Carrots
  • Indian Farm Mushrooms & Hops: Shiitake Mushrooms
  • Knapp’s Fresh Vegies: Cabbage
  • Marsden’s Pure Honey: Honey
  • McCluskey Brothers Shillelagh Glen Farms: Leeks
  • Pecatonica Valley Farm: Eggs
  • Pleasant Springs Orchard: Apple Cider
  • Stella’s: Barbari Bread
  • Sylvan Meadows Farm: Lamb Liver


Recipe Cards!

celery_bNew this year, the DCFM offers 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.

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

Plenty of Groceries at the Market

The reprieve from the super cold northern blast gives us hope that spinach will soon reappear at the DCFM, maybe even this weekend. It’s been so cold that it couldn’t grow. Well, these moderated temps should get things going again.

We heard from Bill Warner from Snug Haven Farm. Finished with a two week break, they’ll be back at market this Saturday. He won’t have spinach, though. Check out their rolled oats, honey, and fresh herbs.

Cindy and Leroy Fricke from Cherokee Bison Farms are scheduled to be attending this week’s market. They bring mainly bison hot dogs, brats, bacon, sandwich meat, summer sausage, and jerky, along with maple syrup and their Cherokee Sun sunflower oil.

Both Cherokee and Driftless Organics offer sunflower oil, pressed from their respective sunflower crops. Both are excellent and both present an exciting alternative to other oils.

It’s amazing when you think about it—Two Dane County Farmers’ Market (DCFM) members offer something as specialized as cold-pressed sunflower oil. Ask them for recipes.

Speaking of specialized, Betty Lou Cauffman returns to the market this week, bringing various cuts of emu meat, emu eggs, feathers, and emu oil-based soap.

What does your market breakfast look like? Post your photo to our Facebook or Twitter page!


Music at the Market
Grab some coffee and enjoy the morning market tunes!

8am-10am: Cajun Spice plays Cajun dance music with Tom Klein on accordion, Cynthia Moore on fiddle and Susan Padberg on guitar. Vocal harmonies with rub-board, T-fer enhance the music – along with some country and blues standard tunes as well.

10am-noon: Leaves of Green is a recently formed duo of singer/songwriter Lisa Johnson, guitar and vocals and Ben Doran, hammered dulcimer. Original tunes and traditional Irish/American tunes are the fare as well as some seasonal tunes and carols from around the world.

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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.