Throughout Greater Madison, you'll get a chance to enjoy seasonal and sustainable selections, from food carts on campus to traditional neighborhood spots like Lombardino's. Nestled near the University, Lombardino's is considered one of the top five Italian restaurants by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Fit Fresh Cuisine in Fitchburg emphasizes fresh, local and healthy fare and the menu was created by a registered dietician. If you like local foods served in creative proportions, you'll love Crema Cafe in Monona. And you most certainly won't want to miss Mazomanie's Old Feed Mill, serving old-fashioned favorites from pot roast to bread pudding.
Madison offers many ways to shop green, as well. REAP Food Group works to grow a local food system that supports small family farms and locally-owned businesses. Look for the "Buy Fresh, Buy Local" emblem while shopping in town, and you'll know you're shopping locally. For more than 35 years, Willy Street Co-op East and Willy Street Co-op West have been Madison's largest consumer-owned natural food stores. There you can find locally grown and prepared dishes, and hundreds of fresh produce items daily. Of course, the nationally renowned Dane County Farmers' Market is another way to eat clean. The market takes place around the Capitol Square on Saturdays from mid-April through mid-November, and in Monona Terrace during the winter months.