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Summer Send Off

Garden Gate Flowers is ready to help you get in the fall spirit with their large selection of autumn ornamentals


Summer Send Off

Hard to believe we're down to the last official week of summer before the calendar moves into the fall territory and Halloween decorations replace sprinklers in the front yards of our neighborhoods.

At market things are starting to already have a fall feel, from winter squash to gallons of cider, though we're blessed to still be eating up the bulk of summer's harvest each week.

Bulk deals are now to be found around the market on canning tomatoes, pickling cucumbers, and more, perfect for those who like to put up their own sauces, salsas, pickles, etc.

For the jelly and jam crowd, check out our newest vendor Sugar River Vineyard with their variety of locally grown grapes (pictured). For fresh eating or preserving, they're definitely worth a visit this September.

Bryant Family Farms is hitting us with a fresh poultry double-header, last weekend it was turkey and for this Saturday they'll be hauling in a ton of fresh chicken. From whole birds to specific cuts, they've got something for everyone with their pasture-raised birds.

While the days are starting to get noticeably shorter, that doesn't mean sleep comes any easier when there's so much left to do before fall sets in. Thankfully Green County Hemp has you covered with their CBD Sleep tincture (pictured), a great aide for calming the mind right down and getting a restful night's sleep.

Once you're well rested, you can get back to the market project list, like freezing freshly roasted red peppers from Blue Moon Community Farm, making homemade applesauce with Ten Eyck Orchard apples or dehydrating hot peppers from Savory Accents.

As summer slips by, don't miss out on your chance to make something classic like fried green tomatoes or Chow Chow/Picalilli with green tomatoes from Flyte Family Farms (pictured).

We're moving through September fast, but still plenty of market season left to enjoy and a lot to look forward to this fall. So come on out and celebrate the end of summer this weekend and then start counting down the days until cranberries, giant pumpkins, crates of root crops and so much more.

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 16

Madison Sourdough will be absent this Saturday, September 16th.

Steppin' Out Foods & Natalie's Garden & Greenhouse will be absent this Saturday, September 16th. They both will return the following week.

Daily Vendors:

Alice Good Coffee

Alsum Sweet Corn

Garden Gate Flowers

Gram & Gramp's Ever-bearing Strawberries

Sugar River Vineyard

What Got Gathered

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.


Hot or cold, fresh cider from Pleasant Springs Orchard always hits the spot


Produce List - September 9, 2023

Vegetables/Mushrooms: Arugula Beans (Green, Wax, Dragon Tongue, Romano, Long) Beets (Red & Golden) Bitter Melon Bok Choi Broccoli Broccolini Cabbage (Green & Purple) Carrots (Orange, Purple) Cauliflower (Purple, White) Celery Chard Cucumbers (Pickling, Slicers, English, Armenian) Eggplant (Globe, Japanese, Listada, Thai, White) Garlic (Multiple Varieties) Jicama Kale (Curly, Purple, Toscano) Kohlrabi (Green, Purple) Leeks Lettuce (Red & Green Leaf, Summer Crisp) Malabar Spinach Mixed Greens Morning Glory Greens Mushrooms (Cultivated: Oyster, Lion’s Mane, Shiitake; Wild: Chicken of the Woods, Oyster) 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, Red Ember, Jimmy Nardelo)

Potatoes (Blue, Red, Purple, Yellow, Fingerling, German, Russet) Pumpkins (Mini) Pumpkin Greens Radish Rhubarb Sweet Corn Summer Squash (Zucchini, Yellow, Patty Pan) Tomatillos Water Spinach Winter Squash (Acorn, Carnival, Delicata, Kabocha, Mooregold, Spaghetti) Fruit: Apples (Alkmene, Artlette, Cortland, Cox Orange Pippin, Crimson Crisp, EarliBlaze, Gala, Honeycrisp, Jonamac, Lucious, MacIntosh, Red Free, Sweet 16, Wealthy and more!) Aronia Berries Blueberries 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 Parsley (Curly, Flat) 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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