The Dane County Farmers' Market is your market — we are here for you and it is open to anyone, all year round. Let us know if you have any questions. In the meantime, below are some of the most common questions we hear at the Farmers' Market.
I want to set up a table at Market to tell people about my product/business/organization. Am I allowed to do that?
The Wisconsin Capitol Police permits the non-profit, political, and informational tables on the Capitol inlets. Contact the WI Capitol Police at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 608-266-7840.
I want to sell arts & crafts or prepared foods during the Market. Am I allowed to do that?
The City of Madison permits the arts & crafts vendors, as well as the food carts. Contact Meghan Blake-Horst (City Street Vending Coordinator) at 608-261-9171 or MBlake-Horst@cityofmadison.com.
Can I bring my pet to the Dane County Farmers’ Market?
No animals (except service animals) are allowed on the Square during the Saturday Market. It’s a safety issue.
Do you have a list of products that are available?
For the most up-to-date information, visit our social media pages or subscribe to our weekly e-newsletter. You can also visit our Market webpages and scroll to the bottom for a comprehensive product list.
Do you have a map of where I can find my favorite vendor?
No. A fun fact about the Market - we don't know which vendors will be coming until that morning! We encourage you take a stroll around Market and keep your eyes open. As always, you can call Market Management (608-455-1999) the morning of market to see if you're favorite vendor is at market and where they are located.
Where is the Information Booth?
The Information Booth is a great resource for shoppers. You can learn about special events, pick up literature and maps, and locate your favorite Dane County Farmers' Market member. It also serves as the local Lost & Found center and focuses emergency services, as needed. On Saturdays, the booth is located at the top of State Street, at the corner of West Mifflin St. and North Carroll St. On Wednesdays, it is located across from the bottom of the stairs to the Madison Municipal Building. It is clearly marked with banners that say 'Information Booth.'
How do I volunteer to help at the Market?
Volunteers are always welcomed to help at the Information Booth and other special activities. Please see our Volunteer page for more information.
What time of year will the Market close?
The Dane County Farmers' Market is open all year-round! We are typically in our outdoor season from mid-April thru early November, but we operate two indoor markets during the winter, as well.
Can I use a credit card at the Dane County Farmers' Market?
While some of our vendors accept credit cards or other alternative payments like Paypal or Venmo, ALL of our vendors accept cash.
Does the Dane County Farmers' Market participate in the FoodShare program?
Yes, for more information visit the EBT page.