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Sunset on September

Pure liquid gold. Dark and rich Grade B maple syrup from Open Kettle Farms.


Sunset on September

The end of September is in sight and we're gonna send it off in style at market this weekend. The rain and clouds look to clear by Saturday and we'll be feeling almost summerish with temps heading into the 80's.

The market is simply packed with great finds to end September with, from late summer favorites to an ever-growing array of fall options.

On the summer side, keep your eyes peeled for concord and seedless concord grapes from Sugar River Vineyard. One the fall side, the expanding varieties of winter squash tempt shoppers, like the pictured honeynut squash from Urban Gourmet. These beauties present as a smaller and stouter butternut type, with rich orange flesh perfect for roasting with walnuts from Bonde Bee.

Hot days are numbered this time of year, so indulge yourself with a delicious cold brew coffee from Alice Good, which will of course pair nicely with a scrumptious fruit pie from Honey Bee Bakery (pictured).

Before things begin to cool, there's still time to enjoy a nice backyard cookout, featuring savory ParKelm Farm brats and hamburgers made with Highland Spring Farm's beef.

This week we did get a taste of the cooler days to come, and for some that is a welcomed harbinger of soup season. Stop by Emerald Meadows Family Farm to load up on some fresh leeks (pictured) and potatoes to cook up the classic potato leek soup.

A staple for autumn, potato leek soup can really reach next level perfect with some toasted Madison Sourdough bread, covered in some fresh Dreamfarm goat cheese (pictured). Call it a provincial life, but this fare will make you feel like royalty.

Before the last gasps of summer slip away, don't miss out on the remaining heirloom tomatoes from County Line Plants and Produce, crisp green beans from Live Jewelry Farm or crunchy arugula from Shoua Vang.

We'll have to wait until October sets in to see the return of fresh cranberries, but when September sends you off in shorts weather, we'll take in the last strolls of summer while we can and enjoy every moment.

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 30

Daily Vendors:

Alice Good Coffee

Alsum Sweet Corn

Steppin Out Foods

Sugar River Vineyard

What Got Gathered

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.


Yummy couscous salad from Ernie's Homemade Hot Sauce


Produce List - September 23, 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) 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) 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, Artlette, Cortland, Crimson Gold, Crimson Crisp, Earliblaze, Gala, Haralson, Honeycrisp, Jonamac, King David, Liberty, MacIntosh, Macoun, Nova Spy, Snowsweet, Spartan, Sweet 16, Swiss Gourmet and more!) Aronia Berries Blackberries Blueberries Grapes Ground Cherries Melons (Watermelon, Muskmelon, Cantaloupe, Sugar Cube) Pears (Asian, Harrow Sweet) Plums Raspberries (Black, Red, Yellow) Strawberries (everbearing) Herbs: Basil (Purple, Thai, Genovese) Cilantro Dill Lemon Balm Lemongrass Oregano Parsley (Curly, Flat) Rosemary Sage 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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