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  • Dane County Farmers' Market - Dane County Farmers' Market
    have got you covered A trip to the Dane County Farmers Market wouldn t be complete without a little cheese You can find a variety of flavored curds with several of our popular vendors You may even be lucky enough to get a sample Cow goat and sheep s cheese can all be found around our market to satisfy whichever flavors you re craving Don t forget to pick up some meat for your week ahead Our selection is sure to be fresher than anything you ll find at the conventional grocery store We have beef ham chicken sausage trout venison emu and much more Take a peak at our list below for a full selection Have questions Need more information on what s available Then stop by our Information Booth this Saturday at the top of State Street or call 608 455 1999 EBT will also be available at the Info Booth Need to make a mid week shopping trip Our Wednesday Market has you covered Starting next Wednesday the 20th you can stop by the 200 block of Martin Luther King Jr Blvd for more fresh products EBT Services EBT Services are available both at the Wednesday and Saturday market Just stop by the information booth Hours for EBT are 7 00 am 1 00 pm on Saturday and 10 30 am 1 30 pm on Wednesday Photos by Zachary Alphonse Marra Take The Bus Why hassle with the car to get to the DCFM Madison Metro offers quick inexpensive transport to the market Hop on a bus If you re on or near the isthmus many times you can be at the market in 5 or 10 minutes Avoid the cost and inconvenience of parking when you take the bus For more information get on Metro s

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  • About the Market - Dane County Farmers' Market
    produced in Wisconsin The Largest Producer Only Farmers Market in the Country The DCFM is reported to be the largest producer only farmers market in the country All items are produced by the members behind the tables No re sale allowed Quality Products from Caring Producers Whether it be meats flowers cheese bakery or plants the Dane County Farmers Market offers the highest quality our region offers DCFM producers regularly receive national and international recognition for the quality of their products Where quality conscious chefs shop for their staple products some say the soul of the local foods movement was born at this market The average wait time before producers are invited to sell at the market ranges around five years Not only is the DCFM where the best chefs want to buy it s where the best producers want to sell Easy to Get To Both the Saturday and Wednesday summer market locations as well as the Saturday winter market locations are easily accessible by bike bus or car See Directions Parking for details Leave Your Pet at Home Pets except service animals are not allowed on the Square during the Saturday Market It is a safety issue Four Events in One The Saturday scene on the Square is really four different events going on at once Dane County Farmers Market The Dane County Farmers Market is the heart of the activities on the Square Our members line the outside edge of the state capitol grounds They sell agriculturally related producer only products from Wisconsin The DCFM has strict rules for the market and has a waiting list of about five years for new members Non profit Political and Public Information The interior of the State Capitol grounds is used for non profit political and public information booths and

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  • FAQ - Dane County Farmers' Market
    greater market A variety of local chefs and food related volunteer organizations take turns as Guest Chef Each week brings a different inspiration different style and tasty menu to the breakfast The Taste of the Market Breakfast is an important showcase of producers products mastered through the skill and creativity of local chefs The meal includes beverages live music 9 am to 11 am and the warm ambiance of the community Before or after breakfast many people do their weekly market shopping Breakfast starts at 8 30 am and runs until about 11 am Come early When the food is gone they close the kitchen until next week For just 8 50 5 for a half portion the breakfast is enjoyed by hundreds of folks each week The menu for the upcoming breakfast is always printed in the DCFM eNewsletter I heard there is an information booth at the Dane Country Farmers Market What will I find there The Information Booth is a great resource for shoppers You can learn about special events pick up literature and maps and locate your favorite DCFM member It also serves as the local Lost Found center and focuses emergency services as needed The booth is located at the top of State Street at the corner of West Mifflin St and North Carroll St Does the DCFM participate in the FoodShare program Yes for more information visit the EBT Page What restaurants and grocery stores use the products of DCFM members The number of grocery stores and restaurants that use products from the DCFM is constantly growing and changing While shopping the market feel free to ask the various producers if their products are available elsewhere Many of them provide lists of retailers carrying their products or have such lists on their website or

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  • DCFM History - Dane County Farmers' Market
    best planned and regulated markets in the colonies William Penn s city plan included a market along the main artery High Street later renamed Market Street According to the original proclamation in 1693 the market opened twice a week with the ringing of bells Start of the Dane County Farmers Market Dane County is rich in both rural and urban culture In 1972 Mayor Bill Dyke recognized a need to unite the two cultures and provide a means for city dwellers to reap some of the county s agricultural benefits Inspired by Europe s open markets Dyke called on the Dane County Extension Office and the Central Madison Committee of the Chamber of Commerce to help him replicate the European tradition The three agencies joined forces to develop the Dane County Farmers Market However county farmers were ahead of the game Grocery store and mall parking lots gas stations and heavy traffic corners were popular bartering grounds The agencies hired Dane County farmer Jonathan Barry as the first Farmers Market manager He formed a grower advisory committee to help give some direction to the newly formed Farmers Market The grounds surrounding the State Capitol are an ideal site to host the market The magnificent landscape and stunning architecture serve as a spectacular backdrop to Dane County s most celebrated event In the early years farmers relied on the Chamber of Commerce and the other two agencies for financial support and advice Every Saturday morning the farmers paid a small fee to sell their goods On the first Saturday in 1972 eager buyers set out to the square with the hopes of loading their bags wagons and carfts with nature s gifts only to find just five farmers and their wares But by 1973 farmers by the dozens parked overnight to

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  • Books about the Market - Dane County Farmers' Market
    Member FoodShare EBT Education Scholarship Fund When and Where Directions Parking Contact Us Volunteering Gift Certificates eNewsletter Facebook DaneCoFM on Twitter YouTube Channel Seasonal List Tips Preparing for Your Market Visit DCFM Recipe Cards DCFM Member Product Search Member Resources DCFM Rule Book Punch Cards Member Connection Square Up Books about the Market John Priske from Fountain Prairie Inn Farms with Meghan Anks and her daughter Amelia Photo by Bill

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  • DCFM Mission Statement - Dane County Farmers' Market
    is an organization founded to pursue the following goals To give growers and producers of Wisconsin agricultural commodities and other farm related products alternative marketing opportunities To promote the sale of Wisconsin grown farm products To improve the variety freshness taste and nutritional value of produce available in the Madison area To provide an opportunity for farmers and people from urban communities to deal directly with each other rather than

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  • Become a Member - Dane County Farmers' Market
    for those individuals who would like to become members so that they can sell at any DCFM market To get on the list write a letter to the Market Manager with the following information A statement that you wish to be placed on the DCFM Waiting List A general description of the product s that you wish to sell A 25 00 application fee Make checks to Dane County Farmers

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  • FoodShare (EBT) - Dane County Farmers' Market
    transfers EBT For the Saturday market on the Capitol Square processing is located at the DCFM information booth at the Outdoor Saturday market and both winter markets EBT services are also available at the market information booth at the Wednesday market on Martin Luther King Blvd Patrons swipe their FoodShare card choose the amount they d like to spend at the market and receive DCFM s unique scrip which can be exchanged with DCFM market vendors for food purchases Wisconsin QUEST card The scrip can only be used at the DCFM and does not expire Unused script can be returned with the value credited to the participant s account Funds from the scrip go directly to DCFM food producers All DCFM producers participate in the program For the 2012 market DCFM formed a new partnership with Community Action Coalition to handle the market s ever increasing FoodShare redemptions In order to access DCFM s FoodShare system see the information table on market day Madison farmers markets processed more FoodShare dollars previously called food stamps in 2011 than since the 90s when the government food assistance program started using electronic bank transfer EBT cards At 49 234 last year Dane County

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