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Madison Farmer's Market

Capitol Square, Madison, WI
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Ranked #1 of 11 Shopping in Madison
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Flea/ Street Markets
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Davenport, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Best farmers market I've ever seen. Only bummed that is so far away and we couldn't buy more to take home with us. Next trip to the area will make we plan to be there during a Saturday to check it out again. A lot of venders. We went on a cold day and when things start to fall out... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I visited Madison for a fall weekend and enjoyed several strolls around the farmers' market on a Saturday morning. The market extends for about four blocks and was packed with farmers, local producers, and vendors serving ready-to-eat food and drink. The food trucks offer something to please every palate and at affordable prices. The quality and variety of offerings is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

We drove all the way to Madison from Chicago just for the farmers' market and would totally do it again. Stall after stall of lovely farm-fresh produce, baked goods and other goodies line the square by the capitol building every Saturday. You could easily spend a couple of hours just wandering around, trying the numerous samples put out by the... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Walk counter clockwise around the square. You will run into less people. Vendors will provide you with all the information you request. Some things are organic. Watch out, this is an easy place to put on weight.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

Running through October this farmers market is every Saturday in downtown Madison around the Capitol building. Heavy on bread stuffs, cheeses, and organic fruits and vegetables - all very nice, but would rate the quantity and quality of vegetable and fruit items below the Green Bay market. Add to that paying for parking.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Every Saturday morning the Capitol Square in downtown Madison is the site of a huge framers market - real farmers, not people who buy from farmers to sell at a booth. The variety is wide, fresh and well-priced. There were some 150 farmers, cheese-makers, bakers and flower growers selling their wares when we visited. This is a must-visit for people... More

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The farmer's market in Madison was so incredible! Lots of booths with really tasty foods, and many of vendors have free samples out which was nice. Definitely worth going to!

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Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

If you are in Madison for the weekend, you have to go to the Farmer's Market. On the square there are a ton of great vendors selling anything from squeeky cheese curds (they're actually squeeky!!) to seasonal vegetables and fruits to homemade Amish pies. There is something for everyone. Pricing is similar to any farmer's market: probably a little more... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

During my stay in Madison I made a few visits. It is well situated in the city square and easy to get too. The large market takes quite a time to walk around and see all the stalls. I cannot think of a better place to buy Maple syrup once you have had a taste.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We were there on a middle August Saturday which was perfect timing for many crops to be fresh for the market which is held in the street which circles the state capital. Many vendors selling cheese of course-this is Wisconsin. A lot of depth of vegetables, specialty foods, street buskers, entertainers, bakers and some politicians. Highly recommended as this is... More

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