Dane County Farmers' Market

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Capitol Square (at Mifflin, Main, Carroll, Pinckney)
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 455-1999
Farmer's Market, Other Outdoors, Flea Market
Sat: 6:00 AM–2:00 PM

Foursquare Tips

  • Make sure to walk with the crowd, not against it. Otherwise you'll be pegged as a market newbie and will be judged.
  • get the hot hot spicy cheesebread on the corner of Carroll & Mifflin
  • Farmer John has a stand on the side between W. Washington & Hamilton St...and has VERY fresh cheese curds! They rock!
  • If you are in Madison between mid-May and late-September, go to the Dane County Farmers' Market! Right on the square. It is unbelievably gorgeous and has delicious, local food!
  • Please make sure that you walk in the same direction as everyone else. Then you won't get nasty looks from the locals.
  • A must-try or buy is Brunkow Cheese (typically on either Main or Pinckney, with a red and white striped tent) - their sizzling cheese and squeaky curds top all other cheese vendors.
  • Amazing selection of wisconsin cheese, meats, jams... it's a really impressive farmer's market!
  • The fresh (is that the right word?) beef jerky is fantastic. I'd recommend spicy or peppered.
  • DCFM is the country's largest producer-only farmers' market. Peruse our interactive feature of the FM for local chef recipes using market goods, a share-a-recipe database, plus what's fresh when.
  • Farmer John's Cheese Curds are the BEST!
  • Spicy cheese bread is now $8 a loaf. Pricey but addictive!
  • Try the garlic dill cheddar cheese curds. Whatever you do, DO NOT WALK CLOCKWISE!
  • Amazing bison burgers from Davals Bison Meats. If you cook them right, you will be back!
  • Arrive early if you can - many chefs from local restaurants load their wagons up with fresh produce in the early hours of the morning. They're fun to talk to!
  • MUST have the spicy hot cheese bread at Stella's!! So much cheese and the bread is always fresh and warm!! You will push people over to get some. Go before 11 am to make sure you get some!
  • Chris and Lori's has the BEST baked goods here!!
  • Embrace the crowds. If you need to move fast go on the capitol lawn or onto the street. Near every corner is a bakery stand. The produce stands are clustered on Pinckney & Wash
  • Stella's Spicy Cheese Bread!!
  • Veggies and cheese and meat gallore