about the market:
A Madison Tradition: The Season’s Best
The Dane County Farmers’ Market on the Square is a Saturday and
Wednesday tradition in Madison, Wisconsin. You’ll find the season’s
best bounty of vegetables, flowers, meats, cheeses, and specialty
products from approximately 300 vendors throughout the year. Over
160 vendors attend every Saturday. All of the agriculturally related
items are produced in Wisconsin.
The Largest Producer-Only Farmers Market in the Country
The DCFM is reported to be the largest producer-only farmers’
market in the country. All items are produced by the vendors behind the
tables. No re-sale allowed!
Quality Products from Caring Producers
Whether it be meats, flowers, cheese, bakery, or plants, the Dane County
Farmers’ Market offers the highest quality our region offers. DCFM
producers regularly receive national and internation recognition for the
quality of their products. Where quality-conscious chefs shop for their
staple products, some say the soul of the local foods movement was born
at this market. The average wait time before producers are invited to
sell at the market ranges around five years. Not only is the DCFM where
the best chefs want to buy, it’s where the best producers want to sell.