You Could Spend Hours At This Giant Outdoor Marketplace In Wisconsin
By Ben Jones|Published August 09, 2022
Ben Jones is at heart an adventurer who delights in inspiring others. A former reporter and photojournalist, he explored towns large and small as a Wisconsin correspondent for USA Today. He later became a lead photographer and senior copywriter for an award-winning destination marketing agency, before founding Boldland Creative, a company that produces photography, video, and other content for travel destinations. Jones has completed photography and content projects in more than 15 states and when he’s not looking through a camera or at his Macbook you’ll find him exploring the world’s lakes and forests.
On Saturday mornings during the growing season, a huge crowd descends on the Wisconsin State Capitol. The Dane County Farmers Market is a marketplace and so much more – it’s a wonderland of fruits, vegetables, meats, and cheeses. It’s a place to discover new flavors that can be sampled on site, or brought home for a special Saturday night dinner. It’s not a place to rush (and truthfully, you couldn’t if you wanted to, especially when the crowd is at full strength.) Take your time to savor what’s growing at one of the best farmers markets in Wisconsin.
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There’s plenty of parking near the market in Madison’s parking garages. Learn more about the market, including information on the items sold and the market dates and hours, on the Dane County Farmers’ Market website. If you feel like some more shopping after the market, there’s a quirky spot on the east side of town that’s worth exploring.
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