The Rambler: Dane County Farmer’s Market

Jul 03 2016

What summer would not be complete without a trip to the farmer’s market? Whether located in a church parking lot, or taking over an expansive public park these little bastions of food heaven provide the freshest produce, meats, and baked goods that you typically cannot get at any grocery store.

Covet and Lou—Dane County Farmer's Market, Madison, WICovet and Lou—Dane County Farmer's Market

Of course Wisconsin is teeming with these wonderful small enterprises as agriculture is still a major industry here. But one of the best and most popular in the state is the Dane County Farmer’s Market. Held every Wednesday and Saturday, from April through November, this market follows the entire perimeter of the state capital in Madison. It is touted as one of, if not the, largest producer-only markets in the country; meaning that the each of the nearly 300 vendors sell directly to the consumer and absolutely no resale is allowed. Saturdays are particularly entertaining as these days also bring out a plethora of food trucks, political activists, and street musicians. 

Covet and Lou—Dane County Farmer's Market, Madison, WI

On a recent Saturday morning, Dave and I took the girls to explore this magical market. And if you ever find yourself in Madison, I suggest you do the same. Just make sure to get there early. Business opens promptly at 6am, and closes at 2pm. But don’t be surprised if vendors start to shut down early. Once they’re sold out, you’ll be out of luck.

Covet and Lou—Dane County Farmer's Market, Madison, WI


  • Arbor Medium Handle Board in Sycamore
  • Hawkins New York Medium Louise Brass and Enamel Bowl
  • Kamenoko Tawashi Large Cleaning Brush
  • Kamenoko Tawashi Medium Cleaning Brush
  • Cooking For Artists by Mina Stone
  • Vintage Set of Four Sectional Plates
  • Kapital Sashiko Tote Bag
  • Vintage Enamel Serving Bowl in Blue
  • Fredericks and Mae Medium Hoop Brush
  • MYRTH Pitcher in White Speckle
  • Vintage STA-Sharp Cleaver
  • MYRTH Medium Hanging Planter in Matte Black

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