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Sea(son) Change

Local pawpaws from Urban Gourmet


Sea(son) Change

In a cascade of yellow honey locust leaves, and with a crisp breeze in the night air, autumn has truly arrived with October.

Saying goodbye to summer isn't always easy, but after this year's hot and dry summer, we're ready to celebrate the great things of fall.

The apples, pears, plums and more have been abundant this season, to say the least. New varieties are arriving weekly, like this cute and delicious Seckel pears from Atoms to Apples (pictured).

Fall root crop staples are now coming in too, like the ugly but amazingly flavorful celeriac and hearty rutabagas. Try this popular root vegetable soup recipe to warm you from the inside out.

Beyond the food staples, autumn is a great time to take in some color before the grays of winter arrive. Looks for beautiful bouquets of dahlias from Lor Farm (pictured) or decorative gourds, mums and other ornamentals.

The coming cooler days may not be good news for all, but we know the news of Wetherby Cranberry Co. return will be a delight to all. Look for them this Saturday with fresh and dried cranberries grown at their farm in Warrens.

We'll be lucky to enjoy their presence at all the remaining markets this season, but this weekend will mark the last chance to get Bryant Family Farm's fresh, never frozen chicken in a variety of cuts & whole birds. Stop by their stand this weekend to load up and check out their recipe ideas on the front of their stand.

Heading into October means we're getting down to a handful (plus one) of markets remaining. It's not alarm bell time yet, but it does give a sense of urgency to make the most of things before the season ends.

If you're looking to try something scrumptiously new, swing by the Fungi Farmers booth and scoop up some chestnut mushrooms (pictured). This chewy and nutty mushroom pairs great with chicken or would be spectacular in this roasted chestnut salad recipe.

So don your best flannel and join us this weekend as we welcome the first fall-feeling days and shop for the best flavors and colors of the season.

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:


Vendor Notices - October 7

Urban Gourmet will be absent from the market this Saturday, October 7th. They will return the following week.

Savory Accents will be absent from the market this Saturday, October 7th.

Daily Vendors:

Alice Good Coffee

Alsum Sweet Corn

Steppin Out Foods

Sugar River Vineyard

Flyte Family Farms have finished vending for the 2023 season. They thank all their shoppers for their support this season and will see everyone next year! If you're looking some fall fun, be sure to check out their on-farm autumn activities in the Coloma area. More information can be found here.

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.


Freshly roasted whole bean coffee from Bryant Family Farms


Produce List - September 30, 2023

Vegetables/Mushrooms: Arugula Beans (Green, Wax, Dragon Tongue, Romano, Long) Beans (Shelled: Pinto) Beets (Golden, Red) Bitter Melon Bitter Tomato Bok Choi Broccoli Broccolini Brussels Sprouts Cabbage (Arrowhead, Green, Napa, Purple) Carrots (Orange, Purple) Cauliflower (Purple, White) Celeriac Celery Celosia Chard Cucumbers (Asian, 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: Chicken of the Woods, Hen of the Woods, Pheasant’s Back) 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, Lunchbox, Poblano, Jalapeno, Serrano, Thai, Anaheim, Cayenne) Potatoes (Blue, Red, Purple, Yellow, Fingerling, German, Russet) Pumpkins (Jarrahdale, Mini, Orange, Pie) Pumpkin Greens Radish (Daikon, Red) Rutabaga Shallots Spinach Summer Squash (Zucchini, Yellow, Patty Pan) Sweet Corn Sweet Potatoes Tomatillos Tomatoes (Cherry, Heirloom, Paste, Slicers) Water Spinach Winter Squash (Acorn, Buttercup, Butternut, Carnival, Delicata, Fireball, Galuex D' Eysines, Honeynut, Hubbard, Jade Knight, Kabocha, Mooregold, Spaghetti, White Boer Ford) Yu Choy/Choy Sum Fruit: Apples (Alkmene, Belle de Boskoop, Cortland, Crimson Gold, Crimson Crisp, Earliblaze, Empire Fuji, Harrelson, Honeycrisp, Jonamac, Jonathan, King David, Liberty, MacIntosh, Macoun, Nova Spy, Pinova, Rosalee Snowsweet, Spartan, Sweet 16, Swiss Gourmet and more!) Aronia Berries Blackberries Blueberries Grapes Ground Cherries Melons (Watermelon, Muskmelon) Pawpaw Pears (Asian, Harrow Sweet, Seckel) Plums Raspberries (Black, Red) Strawberries (everbearing) Herbs: Basil (Purple, Thai, Genovese) Cilantro Dill Lemon Balm Lemongrass Oregano Parsley (Curly, Flat) Rosemary Sage 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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