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Dane County Farmers Market, Madison
The Dane County Farmers’ Market (DCFM) is the largest producer-only farmers’ market in the U.S. All items are produced locally by the vendor behind the table. No resale is allowed!

Each Saturday during the summer session the DCFM is located adjacent to the State Capitol Building, on the Capitol Square. On Wednesday the market is located in the 200 block of Martin Luther King Blvd.

EBT FoodShare is accepted at the Market. Please inquire at the information booth located at the corner of North Carroll and West Mifflin St., at the top of State Street.

NO PETS are allowed on the Square.

The market always takes place come rain, shine, race, or rally!

The market takes place every Saturday (except two around the holidays) and each Wednesday during the summer.
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  • The Dane County Farmers' market is one of the largest and longest-standing farmer's markets in the country. It is held every Saturday in the summer on the capitol square in downtown Madison and indoors at the convention center during the winter (though much reduced in size). It is truly an incredible experience with everything you can imagine under the sun. Along with the farmers' stands, there are also food and refreshment stands and other activities to take part in as well. When the weather is right, it makes for a very enjoyable day. It can become quite crowed, particularly as the day goes on, so getting there early is always advisable. While it is technically handicap accessible because it is outdoors, you definitely want to keep the crowds in mind. On nice days, as it gradually becomes more and more crowded, it can become challenging to navigate with a wheelchair, stroller, etc. Because it is located in the street around capitol square, there is no parking directly on site, but there is plenty of public parking and surface lots within a couple of blocks of the square itself. Remember to bring some cash. While many of the vendors will accept credit cards, some do not and your life will be much easier if you have some cash on hand. The farmer's market in downtown Madison truly has a fun, festival feel to it. It is a local tradition and with other things to do in the area (university campus, restaurants, theater, lakes, children's museum, etc.) you can truly make a day of it. I would highly recommend you come out and experience it yourself! Be sure to bring re-usable shopping bags or a backpack, because you are certain to go home with something! :-)
  • Prices are high, but you can feel good about shopping local. It's nice to also get food that is on season. It's worth going to at least once. Great place got travelers
  • This is the best Farmer's Market I've ever been to. It's very large, great selection of producers, and the prices can't be beat. They have fresh food vendors, bakers, meat processors, fresh produce, decorative and edible plant vendors, jam/jelly/relish vendors, cheese mongers, and much much more. Happens Wednesdays and Saturdays, which is year long.
  • Get. Down. Here. Now! You'll find some of the most fresh bread ever, the cheapest bouquets of flowers I've ever seen and local, fresh produce. If you're not shopping at the farmer's market when it's here, you're missing out.
  • DCFM is the largest Producer-Only farmers market in the nation, and on a sunny Saturday morning you'd be hard-pressed to find a more enjoyable activity in Madison that walking the square and soaking in DCFM. I recommend starting at the State st. corner of the square so you can get some Stella's Spicy Cheese Bread to snack on as you walk!