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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 is the nation’s largest producer only market and celebrated its 45th anniversary this year. Locals and visitors can fill their baskets and bags with fresh, locally grown food, produce and preserves every Saturday. This market is the granddaddy of them all, but over the years, many more 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 E. Broadway
WEB: mononafarmersmarket.com

MONROE STREET FARMERS' MARKET

WHEN: May 7 through October 29; 9AM to 1PM
WHERE: Edgewood High School Parking Lot, 2219 Monroe St.
WEB: monroestreetfarmersmarket.org

SOUTH MADISON FARMERS' MARKET

WHEN: April 30 through October 29; 11AM to 3PM
WHERE: Madison Labor Temple, 1602 S. Park St.
WEB: southmadisonfarmersmarket.com

MADISON: EL MERCADITO DE CENTRO

WHEN: June 4 through September 24; 1:30PM to 4:30PM
WHERE: Centro Hispano, 810 W. Badger Rd.
WEB: micentro.org

 

MONDAY:

SOUTH MADISON FARMERS' MARKET

WHEN: June 5 through October 30; 2PM to 6PM
WHERE: Novation Center, 2500 Rimrock Rd.
WEB: southmadisonfarmersmarket.com

 

TUESDAY:

Farmer's Market

MADISON: EASTSIDE FARMERS' MARKET

WHEN: April 18 through October 31; 4PM to 7PM
WHERE: Central Park, Great Lawn, 202 S. Ingersoll St.
WEB: eastsidefarmersmarket.org

OREGON FARMERS' MARKET

WHEN: May through October; 2PM to 6PM
WHERE: 787 N. Main St.

MIDDLETON FARMERS' MARKET

WHEN: June 7 through early October; 2:30PM to 6PM
WHERE: Capital Brewery

SOUTH MADISON FARMERS' MARKET

WHEN: May 2 through October 31; 2PM to 6PM
WHERE: Madison Labor Temple, 1602 S. Park St.
WEB: southmadisonfarmersmarket.com

SUN PRAIRIE FARMERS' MARKET

WHEN: May through October; 3PM to 6PM
WHERE: 950 W. Main St.
WEB: sunprairiemarket.com

 

WEDNESDAY:

Farmers' MarketMADISON: DANE COUNTY FARMERS' MARKET

WHEN: April 19 through November 8; 8:30AM to 1:45PM
WHERE: 200 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
WEB: dcfm.org

WAUNAKEE FARMERS' MARKET

WHEN: May 3 through October 25; 3PM to 6PM
WHERE: 301 S. Century Ave.

UNITYPOINT HEALTHMERITER FARMERS' MARKET

WHEN: June 7 through October 25; 2PM to 6PM
WHERE: 202 S. Park St.

SOUTH MADISON FARMERS' MARKET

WHEN: May 14 through October 25; 2PM to 6PM
WHERE: Novation Center, 2500 Rimrock Rd.
WEB: southmadisonfarmersmarket.com

CAPITOL VIEW FARMERS' MARKET

WHEN: May 31 through October 11; 3PM to 7PM
WHERE: 5901 Sharpsburg Dr.
WEB: capitolviewfarmersmarket.com

CROSS PLAINS PARKWAY MARKET

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

 

THURSDAY:

FITCHBURG CENTER FARMERS' MARKET

WHEN: May through October; 3PM to 6PM
WHERE: 5511 E. Cheryl Pkwy. 
WEB: fitchburgmarket.wordpress.com

MIDDLETON FARMERS' MARKET AT GREENWAY STATION

WHEN: May 11 through October 5; 8AM to 1PM
WHERE: Corner of Greenway Blvd. and Deming Way

 

FRIDAY:

SOUTH MADISON FARMERS' MARKET

WHEN: May 23 through October 27; 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 8 through November 11; 6:15AM to 1:45PM
WHERE: Capitol Square, downtown Madison
WEB: dcfm.org

SUN PRAIRIE FARMERS' MARKET

WHEN: May through October; 7AM to Noon
WHERE: 300 E. Main St., Sun Prairie
WEB: sunprairiemarket.com

WESTSIDE COMMUNITY MARKET

WHEN: April 15 through November 4; 7AM to 12:30PM
WHERE: 750 University Row (corner of University Ave. and University Row)
WEB: westsidecommunitymarket.org