From the legacy of Aldo Leopold and John Muir to our famous farmers' markets and restaurants, Madison's green history has been alive for more than one hundred years.
This dedication to sustainable ways of life is captured in many area restaurant philosophies. Merchant celebrates the American Craft Movement through a passion for locally sourced, quality ingredients combined with honest cooking and bartending. Marigold Kitchen works with local growers such as New Century Farm to serve the freshest, certified organic eggs in its breakfast and brunch offerings. And the dining concept behind Graze--a variety of fun foods served in small-plate offerings--is led by Executive Chef and Co-Proprietor Tory Miller, a James Beard award winner and one of the leaders in Madison's farm-to-table food scene.
Madison offers many ways to shop green as well. For over 35 years Willy Street Co-op East and Willy Street Co-op West have been Madison's largest consumer-owned natural food stores. Here 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 green. With multiple locations offering fresh food seven days a week, eating naturally has never been easier.