Ready to Get Growing Again

May 13, 2020

New mushroom extract offerings from Fungi Farmers

Ready to Get Growing Again

We loved having market ready for Mother's Day weekend. The snow fall on Mother's Day was a little less welcome. 

Thankfully it looks like we're rounding the spring bend here and a string of warm days and nights are headed our way. For all you green thumbs out there, that means it's finally time to get some more plants out into the garden. 

While we're shut away from many of our favorite activities this year, gardening is a great way to get outdoors and be active without a big social element to worry about. The market is here to help you out this season with an array of amazing plant vendors. 

Whether you're looking to pop in a few flowers to brighten things up or are going full bore on a vegetable garden this season, market vendors have you covered. 

Blue Moon Community FarmEmerald Meadows Family Farm and Urban Gourmet offer a great selection of organic veggie starts to pick from, and if you're looking to spice things up this year, head over to Savory Accents for a nice variety of hot peppers to bring the heat. 

For those of you heading in the flowers directions, swing by Country Bloomer's or Natalie's Garden & Greenhouse for flower starts sure to please the eyes around your home. A little shy on getting your hands dirty this year? Have no fear, beautiful hanging baskets from Emery Horning & Kopke's Greenhouse are no harder than finding a hook to place them. 

Of course we can't all be gardeners, and even life long green thumbs like to relax sometimes and leave it to the pros. With that in mind we're grateful for an awesome selection of fresh greens from JenEhr Family Farm, asparagus from Black Earth Valley and fresh Flyte Family Farms tomatoes.

We're looking forward to seeing all your lovely mask covered faces again this weekend for week three of the market season. Thank you all for following our safety precautions and keeping the market running smoothly and safely for everyone. 

See you at market!

Ben Zimmerman
Market Manager

P.S. Check us out on FacebookTwitter and Instagram for more updates on the market as the season kicks off!

Shopping Safely This Season

Before you make your first trip to market, we'd like you to know what will be different for this season and we ask for your help in keeping things safe. 

We have an adjusted layout for this season, with single sided vendor aisles spread out with a gap between each vendor. Much like the grocery store, we're asking that foot traffic move in one direction through each market aisle, indicated by our yellow sandwich board signs. We ask you to please follow these directions and be patient as we all adapt to this different flow. 

As you shop the stalls, please mind the six foot spacing lines in front of vendors' tents. Give each other space to shop and don't crowd into vendor booths. While reusable shopping totes are not banned, if you're using your own bags, please do not ask vendors to pack them for you.

Planning your market trip may be the easiest way to get what you need, while keeping the market safe. Many of our vendors will be offering pre-orders that you may place during the week for a quick pick up at their stall on Saturday morning. Below we'll detail what options for pre-order are available this weekend and we'll update that weekly as more vendors add that option. 

For what you can't pre-order, consider making a shopping list by vendor before you get to the market. Having a plan of action will speed things up and help you get what you need as quickly as possible. We know that these methods won't work for everyone, but those of you who can adapt will be helping everyone with your efficiency. 

We're also asking everyone to send just one person per household to the market, which will aid us in lowering the crowd count each week. You can also help out by altering your shopping time, consider coming early in the morning (we open at 7am) or later (open until 12:30pm) to lower the crowd pressure during the peak hours. These little adjustments can really help make things operate smoothly and ensure we don't become too crowded. 

We encourage you all to wear a mask too. Even a bandana is better than nothing and can help lower the risk of transmission. Wash your hands before you come to market, wash them when you get home and with our four handwashing stations set up around the market, you can wash them while you visit too. 

No FoodShare Processing This Weekend

Unfortunately, due to issues with our card processor, we will be unable to help FoodShare customers get money off of their account this weekend. We're in the processing of getting this fixed and anticipate being able to help FoodShare shoppers by the end of the month. If you still have green FoodShare dollars from last season, you are welcome to spend them this weekend. The white Double Dollars will not return until June and cannot be accepted by our vendors until that time. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

Vendor Updates & Pre-Order Options

Our amazing vendors are providing options for your shopping these season. Find all the latest pre-order options and weekly market offering here. Check back each week for notices about pre-ordering, vendor absences and other special vendor notices. 

Blue Moon Community Farm is offering pre-ordering of their organic vegetable and herb seedlings on their website

Chris & Lori's Bakehouse is offering the following for this weekend: 

Packs of cut-out flower cookies
White Chocolate Raspberry Scones
Coconut Dark Chocolate Scones
Cranberry Oat Scones
Blueberry Oat Scones
Whole Grain Dark Chocolate Scones
Whole Grain Carrot Raisin Scones
GF Vegan Mocha Scones
Scone preorders are $30/Doz (all one flavor)
Or $18/ Half Doz (all one flavor)

Email your order at
Orders due by noon on Thursday.

Don's Produce will be offering bundles of their Arena grown, pesticide free, heirloom cherry tomatoes and cucumbers. They'll also be offering 5lb bags of their sweet potatoes. 

Dreamfarm is offering pre-orders for market pick-up by calling (608) 767-3442 or emailing

Driftless Chocolates is offering pre-orders for market pick-up on their website.

Flyte Family Farm is offering pre-orders by calling (715) 228-2304

Fungi Farmers (formerly know as Herb n Oyster) are offering pre-orders through their website.

Highland Spring Farm is offering pre-orders for market pick-up on their website.

Honey Bee Bakery will be offering pre-orders for market pick-up on their website.

JenEhr Family Farm will be offering a great array of their farm fresh organic produce, from fresh greens to tasty crisp radishes. They'll also be offering their pasture raised chicken.

Madison Sourdough will be doing pre-orders only this weekend. Get your order in by Wednesday evening on their website.

McCluskey Brothers Shillelagh Glen Farms is offering pre-ordering on their website.

Open Kettle Farms is offering pre-orders of their maple syrup. Contact them on their Facebook page to order.

ParKelm Farm is offering pre-orders for market pick-up on their website.

Lovely new signage from Honey Bee Bakery

Connect with our Vendors!

This list of alternative means to get our vendors' products will grow as new offerings roll in. Please check back regularly and feel free to email Market Manager Ben if you're looking to connect with any vendor not listed.

Alsum Sweet Corn:
Frozen sweet corn available at Metcalfe's Hilldale and West.
Check their website for more information:
Participant in Dane County Farmers' Market's Local Food Pick Up

Black Earth Valley:
Participant in Dane County Farmers' Market's Local Food Pick Up

Blue Moon Community Farm:
Online ordering now available for their organic seedlings, on farm pick up Wednesday evening and Saturday morning for pre-orders. Check their online store for more:

Bryant Family Farms: 
Eggs also offered through Landmark Creamery's Special Local Delivery service:

Chris & Lori's Bakehouse:
Weekly pick up orders available in Madison on Saturdays. Check their Facebook page for updates and email to inquire about available selections. Check their website for more information:
Participant in Dane County Farmers' Market's Local Food Pick Up

Don's Produce: 
Offering deliveries of their produce to the downtown Madison area. To inquire, call or text: 608-574-0294
Participant in Dane County Farmers' Market's Local Food Pick Up

Some products available at Willy Street Co-op and Metcalfe's locations. Contact via phone or email for more ordering options: (608) 767-3442 or

Driftless Chocolates (New 2020 vendor):
Online ordering available via:

Emerald Meadows Family Farm:

Check their Facebook page for details.

Farmer Johns' Cheese:
Participant in Dane County Farmers' Market's Local Food Pick Up.


Flyte Family Farms:

Participant in Dane County Farmers' Market's Local Food Pick Up

Forgotten Valley Cheese (New 2020 vendor):
Online ordering available, check their website:

Fungi Farmers (Formerly known as Herb N Oyster):
Offering Saturday delivery to the Madison area. Details and limited online ordering:
Participant in the Madison Farmers Unite pickup program.

Green's Pleasant Springs Orchard:
Varieties of head lettuce available for on-farm pickup north of Stoughton. Call 608-852-4165 to pre-order for Wednesday or Saturday afternoon pickup.

Highland Spring Farm:
Wednesday afternoon and Saturday morning farm stand sales at their farm just south of Madison. Check their webstore to order:
Products also offered through Landmark Creamery's Special Local Delivery service:

Honey Bee Bakery:
Delivery & pickup options available, check website for details:
Participant in the Madison Farmers Unite pickup program.
Products also offered through Landmark Creamery's Special Local Delivery service:

JenEhr Family Farm: 

Participant in Dane County Farmers' Market's Local Food Pick Up (Wednesdays only)


Kopke's Greenhouse:
Greenhouse is open, with 8:00am-9:30am reserved for senior shoppers.
Pre-orders via email, 608-835-7569 or, for pick up or delivery with small fee. 
Check their website for more details:

Mad Maiden Shrub:
Online ordering available:
Products also available at the following retail locations: Fromagination, Willy Street Coop, Jenifer Street Market, Hyvee (Whitney Way and Fitchburg), Orange Tree Imports, Metcalfe’s Market  (West and Hilldale), and  Regent Street Market

Madison Sourdough:
Online pre-order for Friday or Sunday pick on Williamson Street. Check their website for more:

McCluskey Brothers Shillelagh Glen Farms:
Online ordering available on their website:
Beef available at Willy Street East, cheese available at Willy East and West, maple syrup available at Metcalfe's Hilldale.

Natalie's Garden & Greenhouse:
Online ordering now available for curbside greenhouse pick up, open daily 8am - 6pm and 9am - 5pm Sundays; delivery also available in the Madison area with a small fee. 

Open Kettle Farms:
No-contact pickup being offered for their maple syrup. Check their Facebook page for details.

ParKelm Farm:
Shop online via:
Saturday delivery to the Madison area also being offered:

Savory Accents:
Online ordering available on their website: 
Phone/email orders accepted for on-farm pickup, 608-848-4938 or
Products also offered through Landmark Creamery's Special Local Delivery service:
Participant in Dane County Farmers' Market's Local Food Pick Up

Stella's Bakery:
The bakery on Syene Road is open Tuesday through Saturday, 7am - 2pm, for curbside pre-ordered pickup. Preorder on their website:
Check their Facebook page for updates.
Participant in Dane County Farmers' Market's Local Food Pick Up

Steppin' Out Foods (New 2020 vendor): 
Check their Facebook page for updates.

Tortillas Los Angeles:
Delivery available via partnership with Christine's Kitchen. Check out the website to order:

Underground Meats:
Online store and limited local delivery:

Urban Gourmet:
Seedlings available come May. Check their website: or Facebook page for future updates.

West Star Organics:
Online ordering available for pick up at their greenhouse south of Cottage Grove. Check their website for details and to place your order:

Wetherby Cranberry Co.:
Check out their web store here:

Didn't see who you're looking for? Not all of our vendors have product yet available or are offering purchasing alternatives at this time. We'll keep updating this list as new venues for connecting customers to vendors arise. 

Beautiful cut flowers from Lor Farm



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