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Eating Fresh off the Farm: Every Day of the Week

Living and dining in close proximity to working farms makes getting locally grown ingredients and eating with the seasons much easier to do. While farm-to-table seems like the culinary trend of the moment, it is not just a foodie fad in Greater Madison—it’s a way of life.

The Dane County Farmers Market (DCFM) began in 1972 and is the nation’s largest producer only market. Locals and visitors can shop each Saturday, filling their baskets and bags with fresh, locally grown food, produce and preserves. The Saturday market is the granddaddy of them all, but over the years, many more markets have emerged, capitalizing on our cravings for food that is freshly farmed.

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Today, you can find Farmers’ Markets every day of the week in the Greater Madison area! Whether you  are looking for fresh flowers to brighten up your table or exotic ingredients like fiddleheads or garlic scapes, stop at a farmers market for a decidedly non-supermarket experience. At each one, you can interact with vendors, taste a sample, or even swap a favorite recipe.

SUNDAY:

Dane County Farmers' Market 1MONONA FARMERS' MARKET

WHEN: May through October; 9am to 1pm
WHERE: Ahuska Park, 400 East Broadway
WEB: mononafarmersmarket.com

THE MADISON FARMERS' MARKET

WHEN: April 17 through November 6; 7am to 3pm
WHERE: On Capitol Square
WEB: themadisonfarmersmarket.org

MADISON: MONROE STREET FARMERS' MARKET

WHEN: May 8 through October; 9am to 1pm
WHERE: Edgewood High School Parking Lot--2219 Monroe St.
WEB: www.monroestreetfarmersmarket.org

SOUTH MADISON FARMERS' MARKET

WHEN: April 24 through October; 11am to 3pm
WHERE: Labor Temple, 1602 S. Park St.
WEB: southmadisonfarmersmarket.com

 

MONDAY:

SOUTH MADISON FARMERS' MARKET

WHEN: June 6 through October; 2pm to 6pm
WHERE: Novation Campus, 2500 Rimrock Rd.
WEB: southmadisonfarmersmarket.com

 

TUESDAY:

Farmer's MarketSUN PRAIRIE FARMERS' MARKET

WHEN: May 10 through October 25; 2:30pm to 6pm
WHERE: West Main Shopping Center Parking Lot

OREGON FARMERS' MARKET

WHEN: May through October; 2pm to 6pm
WHERE: Dorn Hardware parking lot, at corner of W. Richards Rd. and N. Main St.

MIDDLETON FARMERS' MARKET

WHEN: June 7 through early October; 2:30 to 6pm
WHERE: Arcade at Capital Brewery

SOUTH MADISON FARMERS' MARKET

WHEN: June 7 through October; 2pm to 6pm
WHERE: Labor Temple, 1602 S. Park St.
WEB: southmadisonfarmersmarket.com

MADISON: EL MERCADITO DE CENTRO

WHEN: Begins in June; Time to be determined
WHERE: Centro Hispano. West Badger Rd; just off of S. Park St and next to the South Transfer Point.
Centro Hispano. Oeste del Badger Rd; cerca del S. Park Street y del South Transfer Point.
WEB: www.micentro.org  SOCIAL: www.facebook.com/centro.hispano.5/

MADISON: EASTSIDE FARMERS' MARKET

WHEN: April 19 through October 11; 4pm to 7pm
WHERE: Central Park, Great Lawn, 202 S. Ingersoll St.
WEB: www.eastsidefarmersmarket.org

 

WEDNESDAY:

Farmers' MarketMADISON: DANE COUNTY FARMERS' MARKET

WHEN: April 20 through November 2; 8:30am to 2pm
200 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
WEB: dcfm.org

WAUNAKEE FARMERS' MARKET

WHEN: May through October; 3pm to 6pm
WHERE: Waun-a-bowl parking lot

MADISON: UNITYPOINT HEALTH - MERITER FARMERS' MARKET

WHERE: June 15 through October; 2pm to 6pm
WHEN: On the outside patio in front of the main entrance to the hospital.

SOUTH MADISON FARMERS' MARKET

WHEN: June 15 through October; 2pm to 6pm
WHERE: Novation Campus, 2500 Rimrock Rd.
WEB: southmadisonfarmersmarket.com

MADISON: CAPITOL VIEW FARMERS' MARKET

WHEN: June through mid-October; 3pm to 7pm
WHERE: Located on Sharpsburg Dr. between North Star Dr. and Gemini Dr. Across the street from the eastside Great Dane Restaurant and Pub.
WEB: www.capitolviewfarmersmarket.com

CROSS PLAINS PARKWAY MARKET

WHERE: June through September; 4pm to 7pm
WHEN: 1680 Main St.

 

THURSDAY:

FITCHBURG CENTER FARMERS' MARKET

WHEN: May through December; 3pm to 6pm
WHERE: Agora Pavilion at 5511 E. Cheryl Pkwy. (1 block off Fish Hatchery Rd.)
WEB: www.fitchburgcenter.com

MIDDLETON FARMERS' MARKET AT GREENWAY STATION

WHEN: Mid-May through early October; 8am to 1pm
WHERE: Corner of Greenway Blvd. and Deming Way, middle of Greenway Station

MCFARLAND FARMERS' MARKET

WHEN: May through October; 2pm to 6pm
WHERE: McFarland Centre, 5100 Farwell St.

 

FRIDAY:

SOUTH MADISON FARMERS' MARKET

WHEN: June 16 through October; 2pm to 6pm
WHERE: Villager Mall, S. Park St.
WEB: southmadisonfarmersmarket.com

 

SATURDAY:

Dane County Farmer’s Market on CapitolMADISON: DANE COUNTY FARMERS' MARKET

WHEN: April 16 through November 5; 6am to 2pm
WHERE: Capitol Square, downtown Madison
WEB: dcfm.org

SUN PRAIRIE FARMERS' MARKET

WHEN: May 7 through October; 7am to Noon
WHERE: Municipal parking lot, behind City of Sun Prairie Building, 300 E. Main St.

MADISON: WESTSIDE COMMUNITY MARKET

WHEN: April 23 through November 12; 7am to 1pm
WHERE: Hill Farms DOT building at the corner of University Ave. & Segoe Rd.