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Summer Burn

Last Call! This weekend is your last chance to load up on Chris & Lori's Bakehouse scones and other delights before we wave goodbye til the distant future

(hopefully 2025). Freeze up a stockpile to keep you going.


Summer Burn

Pour yourself a tall glass of water and take a minute. It's been one crazy hot week.

Hard to appreciate your farmers any more than on the days when we crest 100° and it feels even hotter than that. These hard working folk are out there keeping plants & animals watered, pulling in ripe tomatoes and making sure that bounty survives the heat, just as we hope to do the same.

Ten Eyck Orchard can help you take the edge off with their deliciously new sparkling apple cider (pictured), made fresh from their apples grown south of Madison in Brodhead.

As we move to the last weekend in August, there's simply too much coming in to highlight each week and with that in mind we're happy to announce the return of the Produce List in each newsletter. Scroll down below to see what was in at each previous market.

A new highlight last Saturday came in the form of fresh ground cherries (pictured) from Emerald Meadows Family Farm. Skip the hot stove and plate up some sliced summer sausage from Highland Spring Farm, your favorite Landmark Creamery cheese and serve with a bowl of ground cherries and donut peaches from Door County Fruit Market.

If a bowl of ice cream happens to be necessary afterwards, then indulge yourself by drizzling over the caramelly goodness that is Dream Sauce from Dreamfarm. Adding some roasted hickory nuts from Bonde Bee wouldn't hurt either.

The heat looks to break before market returns on Saturday, a small mercy we'll happily accept as we've got a packed lineup coming your way.

The Deliciouser returns this weekend with their out of this world spice blends, perfect accents for all the options of the summer bounty.

Garden Gate Flowers will also return this weekend with some early fall ornamental options, ready to kick us off into the September season a week early.

So with temps back in tolerable zones, we hope you enjoy all the offerings this weekend as we send off August. It won't be long before the days shorten and we'll be trading watermelons for winter squash. Until that time however, we'll soak it in and cool off with one of the refreshing kombucha options (pictured) from Rude Brew Kombucha.

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 - August 26

Chris & Lori's Bakehouse will finish vending for the 2023 on August 26th 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. In the meantime you can stockpile and freeze their scones, which hold up great in the deep freeze.

Bryant Family Farms will be offering fresh, never frozen chicken this weekend, including chicken thighs!

Urban Gourmet will be absent this Saturday, August 26th.

Daily Vendors:

Atoms to Apples

Alice Good Coffee

Country Bloomer's Greenhouse

The Deliciouser

Garden Gate Flowers

Gram & Gramp's Ever-bearing Strawberries

Steppin' Out Foods

What Got Gathered

Madison Sourdough will be absent Saturday, September 19th.


When hot just isn't hot enough... grab yourself a bottle of What Got Gathered hot sauce.


Produce List - August 19, 2023 Market

Vegetables/Mushrooms: Beans (Green, Purple, Wax) Beets (Red & Golden) Bitter Melon Bok Choi Cabbage (Green & Purple) Carrots (Orange, Purple) Celery Chard Cucumbers (Pickling, Slicers, English) Dinosaur Gourd Eggplant (Globe, Japanese, Thai) Fennel Garlic (Multiple Varieties) Kale (Curly, Purple, Toscano) Kohlrabi (Green, Purple) Leeks Lettuce (Red & Green Leaf) 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) Pumpkin Greens Radish Rhubarb Sweet Corn (Multiple Varieties) Turnips Water Spinach Fruit: Apples (Red Free, Paula Red, Zestar, Williams Pride, & more) Aronia Berries Blueberries Ground Cherries Melons (Watermelon, Cantaloupe) Raspberries Strawberries (everbearing) Herbs: Basil (Purple, Thai, Genovese) Cilantro Dill Lemongrass Oregano Parsley (Curly, Flat) Rosemary Sage Tarrago


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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