Dane County Farmer’s Market Tops in America

Eating Well Magazine has included Madison’s Dane County Farmer’s Market as one of their Top Farmer’s Markets in America.  We say the Dane County Farmer’s Market is a “must” while visiting Madison. Join the throngs of Badger fans as they peruse the goods for the perfect last-minute additions to their tailgates, while locals stock up on pesticide and herbicide free produce, bright floral bouquets and fresh-baked breads. Create the perfect light pre-game breakfast by grazing on warm loaves of spicy cheese bread, old-fashioned apple cinnamon doughnuts, whoopie pies, artisan cheeses and ostrich jerky.

The market is held year-round every Saturday (except the last Saturday of December) from 6am-2pm, rain or shine, on the Capitol Square from mid-April through mid-November. The remainder of the year, the market moves indoors of the Monona Terrace. See website for locations and times.


About: Heather Blackmon-doForno

As a member of the Ohio State University Marching Band, I quickly grew to appreciate the dedication and pride each Big Ten Marching Band exhibits, as well as the traditions, history and culture of each school they represent. Being a passionate world traveler, my trips to Big Ten schools have always involved an effort to go beyond the game, scoping out the best local places to eat, delving into local history, viewing the campus architecture and learning about quirky folklore.