Nearly every Saturday, also Wednesdays in the summer
Wisconsin is becoming well known for it huge Farmers Market on Saturdays from April until November. After that it moves inside for the winter. The variety is incredible in all seasons. The rules for members is very strict, all produce must be grown by the vendors and and everything else must be made by them. Enjoy some scenes from the market. If you come, go COUNTERCLOCKWISE around the Capitol Square, an unwritten rule 🙂
One of my favorites vendors, Dale Marsden. He makes the most delicious honey and is known for his famous beehive hat. He will be happy to pose for a picture for you, do him a favor though and buy some honey 🙂
Locally produced food is very popular in Madison, and there are many restaurants downtown that buy food at the market. Here is a chef pulling a wagon to load up on local produce. One of the flower beds around the square has been converted into a garden in recent years.
In the fall, it’s really pretty. I just showed you spring and summer. On 10-8-11 we went to the capitol Observation deck and got great views of the market from the below. Also a great view of Lake Mendota around fall color peak time.
Another favorite vendor is Stella’s Bakery. They make the best spicy cheese bread around. In fact, they are able to bake it right there and sell it hot. Yum!
That about wraps it up. If you get to come to the market, come hungry!
- Dane County Farmers’ Markets close this week (host.madison.com)
- Farmer’s market fall colors (westcentric.wordpress.com)