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Madison Farmer's Market

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Address: 20 East Mifflin, Capitol Square, Madison, WI 53703
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Wed 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Sat 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The largest producer-only farmers' market in the U.S. Each Saturday from...

The largest producer-only farmers' market in the U.S. Each Saturday from mid-April through the first week of November on the Capitol Square, in Madison, WI.

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Fun in downtown Mad-town!

Great vendors with delicious farm grown foods. Veggies, cheese, honey and meats that make for a great sight and stroll around the Capitol. Only gave it a four because depending on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Matthew M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great vendors with delicious farm grown foods. Veggies, cheese, honey and meats that make for a great sight and stroll around the Capitol. Only gave it a four because depending on when you go, the crowds are huge.

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Oregon, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Head to the Capital Square on Saturday morning from Spring through Fall for fresh produce, meat, fish, cheese, honey, jelly, bakery, plants, flowers, and to enjoy the abiance of shopping around the state capital. Other venders set up at some of the intersections such as State Street selling fresh coffee and other wares, and street musicians add to the atmosphere.

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Thank Donna M
Madison, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Neat idea but it seemed like all were only selling flowers and one of two types of veggies. I was looking for more fruits and veggies especially since I have picky kids. Check out the Capital Building while you are there - it's free and a neat piece of history.

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Thank vickimood
Deerfield, Wisconsin
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It's kind of fun to people watch, get a fun snack and be downtown but overall I find it too crowded and the items are expensive. If you get sick of the crowd you can sit on the Capital lawn. It's nice grass and shade. Lots of families will be doing this and the kids enjoy running around.

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Thank BadgerFan09
Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you are in Madison on a Saturday, attending the Farmer's Market is a must. The sights and smells are wonderful, people are polite and it's a great way to spend a part of your day. Locals and visitors enjoy this event. It can get very crowded but people are patient and you can always take a break on The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Saturdays are the best for the farmers market..Fresh everything. Plus you get to see the local chefs picking out their produce, meats and cheeses.

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Thank Puppers11
Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The best of urban and rural Wisconsin meet in a cheerful and vibrant atmosphere in downtown Madison. Farmers selling everything from fresh fruits and veggies to home-baked delights to honey or maple syrup to exquisite Wisconsin cheeses and beyond gather on the square to sell their goods to throngs of folk of all sorts and from all over. Local Madisonians... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of interesting vendors, music and food. A Wisconsin tradition. Street musicians of all sorts of types and flavors adds to the fun of the experience

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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The farmers market is held on Saturdays. It is large and one can buy a variety of fresh fruit and vegetables. You can also buy food that you can eat there as you visit. There have a system of helping people on EBT by fruits and vegetables.

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Thank Raj J
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the largest farmer's market in the state and is very reasonable. Our family does not miss a Saturday on the square. PS... do not forget your spicy cheese bread.

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