Dane County Farmers' Market on the Square

2016-04-16

Outdoor Market is Here!

Spring has officially sprung! Grab your friends and family, then join us on the Capitol Square this Saturday. There will surely be an abundance of fresh, seasonal items from across the state. Check out the list of expected products below.

The market runs from 6:00 am to 2:00 pm. Expect to see fresh produce, meats, cheeses, honey, maple syrup, seeds and plant starts as well as cut and potted plants and flowers.

Andrea Yoder at Harmony Valley Farm (West Mifflin St.) will have some interesting new vegetables including overwintered spinach, parsnips, and sunchokes; along with black radishes, shallots, and dried guajillo peppers. You can find a wide variety of other vegetables at many of our other vendors as well.

Looking for some crunchy greens? You’ll be sure to find them all around the square. Blue Skies Berry Farm (East Main St.), in particular, will have arugula, salad mix, and mustard greens along with their radishes.

Thinking about what to plant this spring? Stop by Morren Orchard and Nursery (South Carroll St.) for a variety of apple trees. Henry Morren is sure to answer all of your questions. Vibrant flowers for your garden can also be found scattered around the market at multiple vendor stands.

Have questions? Need more information on what’s available? Then stop by our Information Booth this Saturday at the top of State Street or call (608) 455-1999. EBT will also be available at the Info Booth.

Need to make a mid-week shopping trip? Our Wednesday Market has you covered. Starting next Wednesday the 20th, you can stop by the 200 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. for more fresh products.

Take The Bus
Why hassle with the car to get to the DCFM. Madison Metro offers quick, inexpensive transport to the market. Hop on a bus. If you’re on or near the isthmus many times you can be at the market in 5 or 10 minutes. Avoid the cost and inconvenience of parking when you take the bus.

For more information get on Metro’s tweet feed or check out their web page,dedicated to transit to the DCFM. Thanks, Metro!

Parking
Street parking is available near the Square along with many municipal parking ramps.

Remember, No Dogs
During the market dogs are not allowed on the State Capitol Grounds, which includes the Dane County Farmers’ Market. Dogs are allowed across the street, where City of Madison vendors set up, and on the street itself.

Construction on the Square
This summer the City of Madison will be replacing water mains and road surfaces on the North side of the Square. This includes North Carroll St., East and West Mifflin, and North Pinckney St. There will be pedestrian access to the construction area during the entirety of the project, which ends in mid-August. Vehicular access through the construction area will remain essentially unimpeded except for two markets, one in June and one in July. We’ll provide you with more details as the season progresses.

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