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Madison Farmer's Market

Capitol Square, Madison, WI
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Ranked #1 of 10 Shopping in Madison
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping
Attraction details
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping
Hours:
Wed 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Sat 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Madison, Wi
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

One of the largest and best Farmer's Markets is located here in Madison, WI around the iconic State Capitol Building on the Capitol Square. The market is every Saturday Morning from April thru mid-November until 1 pm in the afternoon. You name it, you can get it here. Farm/grass fed beef, fresh veggies, honey, gluten free bakery products, flowers, and... More 

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Minnesota
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85 reviews 85 reviews
31 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

although we have not been to every farmer's market around the country, madison has to have one of the top three in the u.s. great finds and nice location along the capital. try to walk with the flow of traffic for everyone's happiness.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Top notch market is held outside during mid-April thru mid-November, covers all 4 sides of Capital Square, then moves inside to Monona Center mid-Nov to Christmas. Then one of the best-kept secrets is when the market moves to Senior Center in January, it features fabulous breakfasts cooked by rotating master chefs. I love the winter breakfasts - especially when L'etoile... More 

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Verona, Wisconsin
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123 reviews 123 reviews
25 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I have never been to the market this late in the season, it was outstanding! There was so much more available in fresh produce than I expected. I picked up a full stalk of brussel spouts for $3, bag of broccoli $1, medium cauliflower head $1.50, bag of spinach $1, squash $2! I also got a variety pack of shittake... More 

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Colorado
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14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Really, this is the best Farmers Market anywhere! It took us approx 2 hours to go through. The market is on the square surrounding the absolutely beautiful Wisconsin Capital building. There are flowers, vegetables, wines, breads (freshly baked), olive oils, nuts (try the Hickory Nuts - a little expensive, but went great with the roasted brussel sprouts we made), cheese,... More 

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Davenport, Iowa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

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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Hong Kong, China
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273 helpful votes 273 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
36 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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GREEN BAY
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406 reviews 406 reviews
124 attraction reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
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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