These are standard approximate dates for outdoor production. Products may be available earlier, later, or not at all. For a more current list of what is available, subscribe to the weekly DCFM eNewsletter (no charge).
Available Winter products
There are plenty of ingredients available at the winter DCFM. At the Late Winter Market (January to Mid-April) at the Madison Senior Center, the “Taste of the Market” breakfast showcases seasonal products from the DCFM in a delightful breakfast each Saturday morning.
All preserved food that is sold at the Dane County Farmers’ Market has been prepared in a certified kitchen. While some markets allow products to be sold that were produced under Wisconsin’s “Pickle Bill” it is the policy of the DCFM to maintain the highest standards we can to maintain food safety at the market.
One of the best ways to “extend the season” when it comes to your DCFM purchases is to freeze, dry, can, or pickle them. It’s relatively easy, doesn’t cost much to get in to, and reaps ample rewards after the harvest season has passed. While preserving is easy, it must be done properly to avoid contamination or poor quality results. We recommend carefully studying the material provided by the Food Safety & Health department of the University of Wisconsin Extension.
If you have food preservation questions, contact the UW Extension office at: Phone: 608-263-7383 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
April and May
Asparagus, Bakery goods, Bedding plants, Bunch onions, Cheese, Cut flowers, Dry beans, Greenhouse cucumbers and tomatoes, Hanging baskets, Lettuce, Maple syrup, Meats, Morel mushrooms, Perennial plants, Rhubarb, Spinach, Other specialty items.
Apples, Baby Carrots, Beets, Broad Beans, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Cherries, Cucumbers, Currants, Dill, Eggplant, Gooseberries, Green and yellow beans, Greenhouse cucumbers and tomatoes, Honey, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Maple syrup, Okra, Peas (Sugar, Snap and Snow), Pesto, Potatoes, Raspberries, Rhubarb, Salad greens, Strawberries, Summer squash, Swiss chard, Tomatoes (Cherry, Beefsteak), Zucchini
Apples, Artichokes, Baby carrots, Beets, Broad beans, Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celeriac, Celery, Cherries, Cucumbers, Dill, Dried flowers, Edible gourds, Eggplant, Flowers, French shallots, Garlic, Green and yellow beans, Greenhouse cucumbers and tomatoes, Herbs, Honey, Kale, Kohlrabi, Leeks, Lettuce, Maple syrup, Melons, Okra, Onions, Parsley, Parsnips, Pears, Plums, Potatoes, Peas (Sugar, Snap, Snow), Peppers, Pesto, Rhubarb, Rutabagas, Salad mix, Strawberries, Summer squash, Sweet corn, Swiss chard, Tomatoes (Cherry, Beefsteak), Wild mushrooms, Winter squash, Zucchini
September, October, November
Apples, Artichokes, Beets, Broad beans, Broccoli, Brussel sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celeriac, Celery, Cucumbers, Dill, Dried flowers, Edible gourds, Eggplant, Flowers, French shallots, Garlic, Gourds, Grapes, Green and yellow beans, Herbs, Honey, Indian corn, Kale, Kohlrabi, Leeks, Lettuce, Maple syrup, Melons, Okra, Onions, Parsley, Parsnips, Pears, Peppers, Pesto, Plums, Potatoes, Rutabagas, Salad mix, Strawberries, Summer squash, Sweet corn, Swiss chard, Tomatoes (Cherry, Beefsteak), Wild mushrooms, Winter squash, Zucchini
Wondering what you can find at the DCFM Winter Market? Here’s a listing to help guide you.
Apples; Cider; Jams, jellies, and preserves; Pears; Pear and apple butters; Raspberry products
Carrots, Garlic, Potatoes, Shallots, Turnips
Chard, Greens, Kale, Lettuce, Micro-greens, Radish, Spinach, Tomatoes
Beef, Bison, Brats and sausage, Chicken, Conventional and special cuts, Emu, Ground beef, Highland beef, Jerky, Ostrich, Pork, Roasts, Turkey, Steaks
Bison products, Emu products, House plants, Orchids, Ostrich products, Potted flowers
Flavored cheeses, Goat cheese, World-class aged cheeses, Fresh cheese curds
Flat breads, Biscotti, Cheesecake, Pastries, Cinnamon rolls, Sweet breads, Torts, Cookies, Muffins, Panettone, Sourdough bread
Mushrooms, Maple syrup, Wool products, Candles, Honey, Pesto, Vinaigrettes, Eggs, Hot sauces, Flavored sea salt, Goat milk soap, Salsa, Yarn, Sheepskins, Hides and leather, Soups, Pasta sauce, Fresh-ground whole wheat flour, Herbal vinegar