Two white women lean over a barrel of apples at the Dane County Farmers Market during Fall

Sharon Vanorny

Dane County Farmers' Market

No trip to Madison is complete without a visit to the market.

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Saturdays on the Square

Our Dane County Farmers’ Market is the largest producer-only farmers' market in the country. That means each and every one of the 150+ vendors who line the Capitol Square each Saturday grow or make their own goods.

Madisonians flock to the outdoor market April through November for in-season produce, baked goods, sauces and specialty products. Looking for more than food? Street musicians, magicians, artists and food carts add to the festival-like atmosphere. 

The farmers' market is where chefs, farmers, bakers, brewers, producers and visitors come together to write new and exciting culinary stories. Get to the market early to shop alongside award-winning chefs, or wait until later in the day when the Square comes alive with people from all over looking to make their next farmers' market memory. From fresh-cut flowers and vegetables to hot loaves of Stella's Bakery hot & spicy cheese bread (a must!) and local honey, you'll check off your list and find new favorite foods along the way.

So BYO bag — that's right, we're sustainable — and get ready for some fresh-veggie fun. And don't forget to always walk the Square counterclockwise.

Winter Markets

The Saturdays on the Square energy doesn't go away when the temps drop. The Dane County Farmers' Market hosts a Holiday Market in late November through December at Monona Terrace, making it possible for you to host holiday spreads with all the freshest ingredients.

Once January rolls around, the market moves to Garver Feed Mill for the Late Winter Market through April. The Late Winter Market offers all the best in winter produce, baked goods and locally-crafted artisan goods. 

With three seasonal markets to choose from, you never have to miss out on the farm-fresh mentality in Madison.