Dane County Farmers’ Market Summer Market on the Square
NEXT MARKET: Saturday May 7, Capitol Square
6:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Vibrant, fresh flowers are all over our market! Photo by Carolyn Clifford
Thank you all for making this past Wednesday and Saturday markets another success! This Saturday, the market will run from 6:00 am to 2:00 pm. Expect to see fresh produce, meats, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, seeds and plant starts as well as cut and potted plants and flowers.
Start Your Garden at the DCFM
Now is the time to visit your favorite DCFM grower to pick up your seedlings, seeds, and flats to start your garden. Whether you’re an old pro or just beginning, our sellers are knowledgeable, courteous and always ready to help you start your garden off to a great start.
If you’re looking for some instant beauty, shop the DCFM for terrific looking cut flowers, potted plants, and hanging baskets. Remember, as a producer-only market, the who is selling it is the one who grew it. There’s no better place for quality and expert guidance.
Southern Wisconsin Farm Fresh Atlas
The 2016 Southern Wisconsin Farm Fresh Atlas is here! This year’s Atlas features user-friendly product categories so you can easily find CSAs, organic produce, local eggs, local honey, U-pick farms and much more! Eating local is right at your fingertips with 120 farms and producers, retail locations and 46 restaurants and partners that make, sell and serve local foods. Volunteers will be at the Saturday market handing out free copies of the Atlas. The Atlas is also searchable online at www.reapfoodgroup.org/farm-fresh-atlas.
The Southern Wisconsin Farm Fresh Atlas™ is brought to you by REAP Food Group in partnership with the Dane County Farmers’ Market and the UW-Madison Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems. It is underwritten by Heartland Credit Union. Each farm and business listed in the Atlas agrees to a pledge stating that they support environmental sustainability, fair labor, and a commitment to local food.
Need to make a mid-week shopping trip? Our Wednesday Market has you covered. Starting next Wednesday the 20th, you can stop by the 200 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. for more fresh products.
EBT Services are available both at the Wednesday and Saturday market. Just stop by the information booth. Hours for EBT are 7:00 am-1:00 pm on Saturday and 10:30 am- 1:30 pm on Wednesday.
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.
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.
Construction on the Square
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. Vehicular access through the construction area will remain essentially unimpeded except for two markets, one in June and one in July. We’ll provide you with more details as the season progresses.
What’s at market this week?