The Dane Coun­ty Farm­ers’ Mar­ket on the Square is a Sat­ur­day and Wednes­day tra­di­tion in Madi­son, Wis­con­sin. You’ll find the season’s best boun­ty of veg­eta­bles, flow­ers, meats, cheeses, and spe­cial­ty prod­ucts from approx­i­mate­ly 220 ven­dors through­out the year. Over 130 mem­bers attend every Sat­ur­day. All of the items for sale are grown, raised, and pro­duced in Wis­con­sin by the per­son behind the stand.


The Largest Producer-Only Farmers' Market in the Country

The DCFM is reported to be the largest producer-only farmers’ market in the country. All items are produced by the members behind the tables. No re-sale allowed! This means that when you visit the Dane County Farmers' Market, you can truly get to know the people who grow and raise your food. The members behind the tables are the most knowledgeable resource there is -- please don't hesitate to ask questions! Our customers are the vendors' favorite thing about coming to Market each week, so grab your grocery bags and come join us!

Quality Products from Caring Producers

Whether it be meats, flowers, cheese, bakery, or plants; the Dane County Farmers’ Market offers the highest quality our region offers. DCFM producers regularly receive national and international recognition for the quality of their products.

Photo by Zachary Alphonse Marra

Four Events in One

The Saturday scene on the Square is really four different events going on at once:

  • Dane County Farmers’ Market. The Dane County Farmers’ Market is the heart of the activities on the Square. Our members line the sidewalk of state capitol grounds. They sell agriculture-related, producer-only products from Wisconsin. The DCFM has strict rules for selling and has a waiting list of about one to two years for new members.
  • Non-profit, Political, and Public Information. The interior of the State Capitol grounds is used for non-profit, political, and public information booths and for various organizations. All permits are handled through the Capitol Police. Please email
  • Arts and Crafts Vendors. Across the street, arts & crafts vendors and concession stands are on city property. Permits for this market are handled through the City of Madison. Follow up questions can be directed to Meghan Blake-Horst at 608-261-9171 or email at
  • Street Musicians Add to the Fun. Many street musicians play across the four streets around the Square, adding to the festivities. Busking is permitted on the exterior of the Square, but please, keep it acoustic!

Enjoy The Dane County Farmers’ Market

We encourage all of our visitors to partake in the Market festivities as often as possible. We promise plenty of food, fun, and friendly vendors. Early arrivals get first choice of our fine selection. Remember to leave your four-legged friends at home -- pets are not allowed at the Market.

Privacy Policy

The Dane County Farmers’ Market, Inc. is committed to operating ethically and protecting the personally identifiable information of our Members, Board of Directors, staff, and volunteers, as well as of those who buy from and interact with our Member-vendors and the DCFM. Please read our DCFM Privacy Policy for details regarding what information we collect and how we use it.