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Autumnal Equinox


Special find alert! Locally raised pinto beans from Live Jewelry Farm

 

Autumnal Equinox


The autumnal equinox arrives this Saturday, a moment of balance in which the daylight and darkness are matched in equal proportions.


It's an apt moment in the market season as well, not of light and dark, but of summer and fall offerings.


Cider, squash, mums filling more space, while bountiful crops of tomatoes, raspberries and melons still are to be found in great supply.


Country Bloomer's Greenhouse has a lovely selection of mums (pictured) to enjoy, and for the early marketeers this Saturday, they might even have a few of their special pumpkin bouquets.

Brussels Sprouts are now popping in, as are great fall greens like kale, mustard greens, arugula and spinach.


On the summer side of things, peppers are abundant with many options for bells, hot peppers and sweet Italians, like these pictured from Perez Produce.


Saying goodbye to summer means saying goodbye to summer icons, Flyte Family Farms, who join us for their final market of the season this weekend. Be sure to stop by and scoop up their delicious tomatoes, potatoes and other offerings.


It's not all farewells though, as this weekend we'll be welcoming back our friends from The Deliciouser with their simply marvelous spice blends.

Another new arrival this weekend comes in the form of B. Kurt Dairy from Barneveld. They'll be bringing in some of their amazing cheddar cheese on their own label and many great offerings from Meister Cheese, including some great flavored Jack and Colby block cheeses.


For those looking to try something unique this season, stop by Ka Vang Thao's booth, located next to Stella's Bakery to pick up some bitter tomato (pictured). These unique members of the nightshade family (tomato, eggplant, pepper & potato) are a staple in many African cuisines and the ripe fruit is great in stews, soups and stir-frys.


We hope to see you out this weekend to send-off summer and welcome autumn in kind. The days grow darker, but the market is still full of warmth and wonder to be enjoyed.


See you at the market!


Ben Zimmerman

Market Manager


As a reminder to everyone, dogs are prohibited within the market area, though we welcome service animals at all times.


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Dane County Farmers' Market Cookbooks Now for Sale!


We are very happy to announce the brand new "The Dane County Farmers’ Market Cookbook: Local Foods, Global Flavors" by amazing food writer Terese Allen will now be available for purchase at the Info Tent.


The book is bursting with great stories and recipes built around the unique and vibrant farmers market scene Madison has to offer. Find new and delicious ways to utilize your market finds, while supporting the market.


Copies will be available this Saturday at the Info Tent. The books sells for $35 and can be purchased with cash, check or Venmo.


You may also preorder a copy by emailing us at: manager.wcm@gmail.com

 

Vendor Notices - September 23


Bryant Family Farms will be offering fresh, never frozen, French Rouge chicken this weekend! Come grab whole birds or select from a variety of cuts. This will be the second to last chance to pick up fresh, never frozen chicken from them this season.


Daily Vendors:

Alice Good Coffee

Alsum Sweet Corn

B. Kurt Dairy

The Deliciouser

Gram & Gramp's Ever-bearing Strawberries

Rude Brew Kombucha

Steppin Out Foods

Sugar River Vineyard


Door County Fruit Markets have finished vending for the 2023 season. They thank all their shoppers for their support this season and will see everyone next year!


Chris & Lori's Bakehouse have finished vending for the 2023 season and will not return for the 2024 season as they work on restructuring their business. They hope to return to the market the following season.

 

With staggered plantings, Alsum Sweet Corn keeps us stocked well into the fall season!

 

Produce List - September 16, 2023

Vegetables/Mushrooms: Arugula Beans (Green, Wax, Dragon Tongue, Romano, Long) Beans (Shelled: Pinto) Beets (Red) Bitter Melon Bitter Tomato Bok Choi Broccoli Broccolini Brussels Sprouts Cabbage (Arrowhead, Green, Napa, Purple) Carrots (Orange, Purple) Cauliflower (Purple, White) Celery Chard Cucumbers (Pickling, Slicers, English, Armenian) Eggplant (Globe, Japanese, Listada, Thai) Garlic (Multiple Varieties) Jicama Kale (Curly, Purple, Toscano) Kohlrabi (Green) Leeks Lettuce (Red Leaf, Summer Crisp) Malabar Spinach Mixed Greens Morning Glory Greens Mushrooms (Cultivated: Oyster, Lion’s Mane, Shiitake; Wild: Hen of the Woods) Mustard Greens Okra Onions (Sweet Yellow, Cippolini, Red, Green, White) Pac Choi Peas (Snow, Sugar Snap Pea Shoots Peppers (Bells-Multiple Colors, Shishito, Sweet Italian, Poblano, Jalapeno, Serrano, Thai, Anaheim, Cayenne) Potatoes (Blue, Red, Purple, Yellow, Fingerling, German, Russet) Pumpkins (Jarrahdale, Mini, Orange)

Pumpkin Greens Radish (Daikon, Red) Shallots Spinach Summer Squash (Zucchini, Yellow) Sweet Corn Tomatillos Tomatoes (Cherry, Heirloom, Paste, Slicers) Water Spinach Winter Squash (Acorn, Carnival, Buttercup, Butternut, Delicata, Fireball, Galuex D' Eysines, Honeynut, Kabocha, Mooregold, Spaghetti) Fruit: Apples (Artlette, Cortland, Crimson Crisp, Gala, Haralson, Honeycrisp, Lucious, Liberty, MacIntosh, Molly Delicious, Snowsweet, Spartan, Sweet 16, and more!) Aronia Berries Blackberries Blueberries Grapes Ground Cherries Melons (Watermelon, Muskmelon, Cantaloupe, Sugar Cube) Pears (Asian, Bartlett) Plums Raspberries (Black, Red, Yellow) Strawberries (everbearing) Herbs: Basil (Purple, Thai, Genovese) Cilantro Dill Lemongrass Mint Parsley (Curly, Flat) Rosemary Shiso Tarragon Thyme

 

North, south, east or west; it's a breeze to get to our new market location

with easy access off of both Whitney Way and Mineral Point Road.

 
 

Our many thanks to Snaggle Tooth Arts of Wayward Tattoo for the market rabbit graphic!

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