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September Season

Crisp Asian pears from Sai's Garden


September Season

Overloaded. That's the term for market, and perhaps life, this time of year. Kids are back in school, a few precious weeks of summer weather remain and there are simply too many good things to take in before we move into fall.

Crates of Happy Valley Farm tomatoes, Perez Produce tomatillos and Natalie's Garden & Greenhouse peppers all cry out to be made into roasted salsa, perfect to top Tortillas Los Angeles sopes (pictured).

Fruit inundates the market shoppers, with melons, apples, pears, grapes, aronia & elderberries and more to pick from each week.

When the bounty from the field feels overwhelming, then comes the rare late summer finds, like wild chicken of the woods mushrooms from Bonde Bee (pictured), great sautéed with parsley.

Seasonal specialties must fit beside weekly shopping needs like fresh eggs from Dreamfarm, loaves of Pepitas Polenta bread from Madison Sourdough and a yummy bottle of Open Kettle Farms maple syrup.

Still, we must accommodate for weekly treasures, like delicious Rebel Miel from Landmark Creamery (pictured). This weekend, save a little extra room for fresh, never frozen, pastured turkey coming in from Bryant Family Farms.

We'll take in the warm days and abundance as much as we can. While the season still has ten markets to go, the colder days will come soon enough and with them the countdown to last market in early November.

Sweat it out, gobble it up and enjoy these waning weeks of summer.

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 - September 9

As they continue to work on farm improvements to grow for the future, Urban Gourmet will be absent one more week, this Saturday September 9th. They plan to return to market on the 16th.

Alice Good Coffee will be absent this Saturday, September 9th. They will return the following week.

Daily Vendors:

Alsum Sweet Corn

Garden Gate Flowers

Gram & Gramp's Ever-bearing Strawberries

Steppin' Out Foods

Sugar River Vineyard (NEW VENDOR)

Madison Sourdough will be absent Saturday, September 16th.

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.


Take your burgers to the next level with Stella's Bakery Hot & Spicy Cheese Bread Minis


Produce List -

September 9, 2023

Vegetables/Mushrooms: Beans (Green, Wax, Dragon Tongue, Romano, Long) Beets (Red & Golden) Bitter Melon Bok Choi Broccolini Cabbage (Green & Purple) Carrots (Orange, Purple) Celery Chard Cucumbers (Pickling, Slicers, English, Armenian) Dinosaur Gourd Eggplant (Globe, Japanese, Listada, Thai, White) 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 (Cultivated: Oyster, Lion’s Mane, Shiitake; Wild: Chicken of the Woods) Okra Onions (Sweet Yellow, Cippolini, Red, Green, White, Torpedo) Pac Choi Peppers (Bells-Multiple Colors, Lunchbox, Banana, Shishito, Sweet Italian, Poblano, Jalapeno, Serrano, Thai, Anaheim, Cayenne) Potatoes (Blue, Red, Purple, Yellow, Fingerling, German, Russet) Pumpkin Greens Radish Rhubarb Sweet Corn (Multiple Varieties) Summer Squash (Zucchini, Yellow, Patty Pan) Tomatillos Water Spinach Winter Squash (Acorn, Carnival, Delicata, Kabocha, Mooregold) Fruit: Apples (Blondee, Wealthy, Molly Delicious, Pristine, Akane, Ginger Gold, Red Free, Dandee Red, Gravenstein, Sunrise, Honey Crisp, Paula Red, Zestar, Williams Pride, & more) Aronia Berries Blackberries Blueberries Elderberries Ground Cherries Melons (Watermelon, Cantaloupe, Sugar Cube) Peaches (Regular, Donut) Pears (Asian, Bartlett, Red Bartlett) Plums Raspberries (Black, Red, Yellow) Strawberries (everbearing) Herbs: Basil (Purple, Thai, Genovese) Cilantro Dill Lemongrass 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.


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

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