Welcome to the Dane County Farmers’ Market

 Dane County Farmers’ Market Summer Market on the Square

NEXT MARKET: Saturday June 25, Capitol Square 6:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Our vendors take time to select the perfect flowers for your bouquet. Photo of Myshua and Hersen Lee’s stand by Zachary Alphonse Marra

New Products Arriving Weekly

The summer season is well underway and you are sure to find new, exciting products each week at the Dane County Farmers’ Market.

Carol Knapp from Knapp’s Fresh Veggies may have radish pods this weekend (if not this weekend, then next.) This unique product is great to pickle, but also tastes delicious fresh or lightly sautéed. The radish pod has a flavor very similar to that of its older sibling, the radish, but with a little more delicacy.

Our friends at Green Barn Farms, along with others, will be bringing shell peas this Saturday. Shell peas are great to snack on shell and all, but also taste delicious when using the lone peas. Green Barn Farms has already shelled them for you, so sprinkle them on your salad for a touch of sweetness or lightly cook them with some butter for the perfect side dish.

Strawberries are abundant in every corner of our market! Pick up some of these vibrant, plump berries this weekend along with radish pods, shell peas, and so many other products for some of the freshest flavors of the season.

A rainbow of Swiss Chard from Roots Down Community Farm. Photo by Zachary Alphonse Marra

Have questions?

Need more information on what’s available? Then stop by our Information Booth this Saturday at the top of State Street or call (608) 455-1999. EBT will also be available at the Info Booth. Need to make a mid-week shopping trip? Our Wednesday Market has you covered. Stop by the 200 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. from 8:30 am – 2 pm for more fresh products.

EBT Double Dollars Program Starting Soon

We are happy to announce that this year’s Double Dollars program will begin on Sunday, July 3rd! It is with tremendous excitement that we are able to bring the Dane County Farmers’ Market on board with the program this year. This is going to be the best year for Double Dollars yet!

PLEASE NOTE: Double Dollars will not be available at the Saturday Dane County Farmers’ Market on the Capitol Square until July 16th. This is due to Art Fair on the Square that displaces the market on Saturday, July 9th. Double Dollars will be available at all other participating markets beginning the week of July 3rd. This year Double Dollars will continue into December or until the funding runs out. Whichever comes first!

Take The Bus

Why hassle with the car to get to the DCFM. Madison Metro offers quick, inexpensive transport to the market. Hop on a bus. If you’re on or near the isthmus many times you can be at the market in 5 or 10 minutes. Avoid the cost and inconvenience of parking when you take the bus. For more information get on Metro’s tweet feed or check out their web page, dedicated to transit to the DCFM. Thanks, Metro!

Parking

Street parking is available near the Square along with many municipal parking ramps. 

Remember, No Dogs

During the market dogs are not allowed on the State Capitol Grounds, which includes the Dane County Farmers’ Market. Dogs are allowed across the street, where City of Madison vendors set up, and on the street itself.

Harmony Valley Farm. Photo by Zachary Alphonse Marra

Construction on the Square

General Information This summer the City of Madison will be replacing water mains and road surfaces on the North side of the Square. This includes North Carroll St., East and West Mifflin, and North Pinckney St. There will be pedestrian access to the construction area during the entirety of the project, which ends in mid-August.

The huge amount of pedestrians entering the square across East Mifflin Street during the market plus already congested sidewalks have necessitated the closing of vehicular traffic on West Mifflin St. from 6:45 am to 1:30 through the construction area. This will also restrict vehicular access to North Carroll St.  We’ll provide you with more details as the season progresses.

Because of construction, the food carts that are normally located in the construction area will be located on North Pinckney St. Because people will be forming lines to the food carts in the street, North Pinckney St. will be closed to vehicular traffic the duration of the market.

 

What’s at the market this week?

Updated 6/23/16

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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