Labor Day Weekend
Tomato season is in full swing! Grab a delicious slicer from Blue Moon Community Farm
Labor Day Weekend
The feeling of summer is still well present, especially this coming weekend, but at market Labor Day weekend marks the beginning of the third and final market session. Session III is dominated by the flavors of fall, and while the heat sticks with us, the cracks of the coming season are beginning to show.
The first mums arrived this week, though well outnumbered by summer floral bouquets from Lor Farm and Country Bloomer's Greenhouse. Winter squash too debuted, only to be outshined by tender patty pan squash and zucchini.
Giant kohlrabi from Shoua Vang (pictured) are in, they make a great crisp snack especially paired with the Spicy Hummus from Savory Accents. Speaking of our sultans of spice, the growing number of hot peppers (pictured) now available from Savory Accents is a sight to be seen and one that only gets hotter as the weeks go on.
For those braving the coming temps, ready to endure a grill-side Labor Day cookout, be sure to stop by ParKelm Farm this weekend to load up on brats and hot dogs and then stop over for a dozen ears of fresh picked Alsum Sweet Corn.
Fresh fruit is in full supply at market as we move into Session III with peaches, plums, berries, melon and more available to choose from. The expanding variety options of apples mark another good sight to see, though they're also a tell-tale sign of what's to come.
A special addition to the fruit lineup this season is new apple butter and Gold Rush apple sauce from Atoms to Apples (pictured), made with their organically grown Goldrush apples.
We hope you'll join us this Saturday to kick off your Labor Day weekend and the start of Session III. We'll hold off the carving pumpkins and cranberries until October, but soon enough those crisp mornings will be here and we'll be trading shorts for sweaters. Enjoy the heat while you can!
See you at the market!
As a reminder to everyone, dogs are prohibited within the market area, though we welcome service animals at all times.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vendor Notices - September 2
Urban Gourmet & Ernie's Homemade Hot Sauce will be absent this Saturday, September 2nd. They both will return the following week.
Alice Good Coffee
Alsum Sweet Corn
Garden Gate Flowers
Gram & Gramp's Ever-bearing Strawberries
Steppin' Out Foods
What Got Gathered
Madison Sourdough will be absent Saturday, September 19th.
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.
Sweet dreams start with B's Honey
Produce List - August 26, 2023 Market
Vegetables/Mushrooms: Beans (Green, Purple, Wax, Dragon Tongue, Romano, Long) Beets (Red & Golden) Bitter Melon Bok Choi Cabbage (Green & Purple) Carrots (Orange, Purple) Celery Chard Collard Greens Cucumbers (Pickling, Slicers, English, Armenian) Dinosaur Gourd Eggplant (Globe, Japanese, Thai, White) Fennel Frisee Garlic (Multiple Varieties) Jicama Kale (Curly, Purple, Toscano) Kohlrabi (Green, Purple) Leeks Lettuce (Red & Green Leaf) Luffa Squash Malabar Spinach Mixed Greens Morning Glory Greens Mushrooms (Oyster, Lion’s Mane, Shiitake) Okra Onions (Sweet Yellow, Cippolini, Red, Green) Pac Choi Peas (Sugar Snap, Snow) Peppers (Bells-Multiple Colors, Lunchbox, Banana, Shishito, Sweet Italian, Poblano, Jalapeno, Serrano, Thai, Anaheim)
Potatoes (Red, Purple, Yellow, Fingerling, German) Pumpkin Greens Radish Rhubarb Sweet Corn (Multiple Varieties) Summer Squash (Zucchini, Yellow, Patty Pan) Tomatillos Turnips Water Spinach Fruit: Apples (Red Free, Dandee Red, Gravenstein, Sunrise, Saura, Honey Crisp, Sweet Maia, Paula Red, Zestar, Williams Pride, & more) Aronia Berries Blackberries Blueberries Elderberries Ground Cherries Melons (Watermelon, Cantaloupe) Peaches (Regular, Donut) Plums Raspberries Strawberries (everbearing) Herbs:
Basil (Purple, Thai, Genovese)
Cilantro Dill Parsley (Curly, Flat)
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.