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.


When will the Dane County Farmers' Market return to the Capitol Square?

We have officially received our permits to reopen our downtown markets. Our Saturday Market on the Square reopens on June 19th. Our Wednesday Market on the 200 block of MLK Jr. Blvd reopens on June 23rd.

Is the DCFM still operating markets and/or pick ups at Alliant Energy Center?

No. We are no longer hosting markets and pick ups at the Alliant Energy Center. We are immensely grateful for the support of the Alliant Energy Center throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

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 (City Street Vending Coordinator) at 608-261-9171.

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.

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.