Welcome to the Dane County Farmers’ Market

 Dane County Farmers’ Market Late Winter Market
NEXT MARKET: February 13th at the Madison Senior Center, 330 West Mifflin St.
8:00 AM – Noon

The beautiful meal Chefs Gilbert Altschul and Joshua Pleasnick prepared for us last week. –Photo by Zachary Alphonse Marra

Shoppers at the Late Winter Dane County Farmers’ Market  (DCFM) know that there are plenty of great ingredients available each week. This week, Jamie Ramsay will be making an appearance with mushrooms. Sutter’s Ridge and  Cabibbo’s Bakery are taking a little break. Stop by Black Earth Valley Produce, Butter Mountain, Driftless Organics, Hickory Hill, or Blue Valley Gardens to cover your shopping list for this week’s featured recipes.

The market is located in the Madison Senior Center, 330 West Mifflin St., and runs from 8:00 am to Noon. 
Check the roster below for a full list of expected sellers and their products.

Valentine’s Day Coming Up
February 14 is Valentine’s Day. Whether you use your kitchen wizardry to make something special for your love or buy it premade, check out the DCFM for ingredients and gifts. Create a basket of fine breads and cheeses. Put together a complement of vegetables, spices, and sunflower oil for the person who loves to cook.

A big thanks to our friends at Grampa’s Pizzeria for the delicious meal last week. –Photo by Zachary Alphonse Marra

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!  

EBT Services
EBT Services for FoodShare are available at this market. They can be located at the table directly to the left past the front desk, next to Cabibbo’s Bakery.


Taste of the Market Breakfast
Dan Schmitz, Executive Chef of Banzo Shük

Serving Begins at 8:30am

Price for a full meal: $8.50*
Price for a half meal: $5.00*
Price for coffee only: $2.00*

*We now take your charge card for breakfast! There is a surcharge of $.25 on the full meal, $.15 on the half meal, and $.05 for coffee/beverage.

We are pleased to welcome Dan Schmitz, Executive Chef of Banzo Shük back in the kitchen. This will be Schmitz’s second Taste of the Market Breakfast. Schmitz will be highlighting the new Banzo location called Shük, which is located at 1511 Williamson St.

This new location is the main prep kitchen for both restaurants. Shük will have late night hours Thursday – Saturday, staying open till 2am (Thursday and Friday opening at 4pm and Saturday and Sunday opening at noon). Shük will also feature a more dynamic menu, changing seasonally by using local Wisconsin produce as it becomes available each season.

The menu will be savory; highlighting Middle Eastern spices to make for a delicious meal. Thank you for your time and energy Dan, we look forward to your breakfast.


Roasted sweet potatoes with zatar

Cabbage and carrot slaw

Toast with apple butter

Egg bake with onions, spinach, garlic, and whipped chevre

Served with a spinach and mixed green side salad with radishes and parsnips.

The DCFM Providers:
  • Black Earth Valley Gardens – Onions
  • Bleu Mont Dairy – Garlic
  • Capri Cheese – Chèvre Cheese
  • Don’s Produce – Sweet Potatoes
  • Driftless Organics – Carrots
  • Ela Orchard – McIntosh Apples
  • Knapp’s Fresh Vegies – Red Cabbage
  • Pecatonica Valley Farm – Eggs
  • Pleasant Springs Orchard – Apple Cider
  • Silly Yak Bakery – Honey Whole Wheat Bread & Honey Oat Gluten Free Bread
  • Snug Haven Farm – Spinach

Who’s at market this week?


Music at the Market
Mid-town Jazz Trio: Be ready to tap your feet while you listen to favorite jazz tunes from the past — tunes such as Ain’t She SweetWon’t You Come Home Bill Bailey, or Sentimental Journey. Jim O’Brien (who wrote Confessions of a ‘Sixties Priest) will do magic with his clarinet improvisations, Norm Beachley, a former UW Engineering Prof, will swing on the piano, and Marilyn Carien, a long-haired double bass player, will smile and keep the beat rolling. Bring your grandmother!


Mark Your Calendars: Taste of the Market Breakfast Schedule
The Taste of the Market Breakfast is featured at the DCFM late winter farmers’ market at the Madison Senior Center. You can follow all the updates on their Facebook page.

13 Banzo with Dan Schmitz
20 Beans ‘n Cream Coffeehouse with Jeff Gauger

27 REAP Chef in the Classroom Benefit with Tory Miller and Lisa Jacobson

5 Isthmus Dining Company with Rob Grisham
12 Salvatore’s Tomato Pies with John Jerabek and Bethany Pieters
19 Fresco Rooftop Restaurant with Chris Myers

26 Heritage Tavern with Dan Fox

2 TBA with Andrew Wilson
9 Jordandal Cookhouse with Carrie Johnson


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.

Order Online