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Madison Farmer's Market

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Address: Capitol Square, 2 East Mifflin, Madison, WI 53703
Phone Number: 16084551999
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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
Description: 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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This is one Farmers Market you do not want to miss. They have everything. This Saturday market goes around all of the parameters of the capitol(every street).

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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Chicago, Illinois
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29 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

While there are great vendors and produce available here, this venue is SO crowded that it takes 2 hours to get around the square. And forget about trying to sample the foods that are offered, there are so many people standing squarely in front of those booths gorging themselves that one can't get near. Then there are the parents who... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is one Farmers Market you do not want to miss. They have everything. This Saturday market goes around all of the parameters of the capitol(every street).

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

It's a Farmer's Market in the traditional sense, with locally grown crops and food products from around Dane County, but it is really so much more. On Saturday mornings from April through October, the entire Capitol Square is transformed into a celebration of all things "Madison." The crowds are enormous, but so are the number of vendors and their offerings... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

By far the most wonderful farmer's market I have visited. Get there early to beat the crowds and for the most amazing flower bouquets for $5. The selection of veggies was also wonderful.

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Milton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is one of my favorite places to stroll. Venders are rich with vegetables, fruits, honey, popcorn, meats , flowers, cheeses, breads, pastries and any other food item you can imagine. We go hungry and feast on hot cheesy bread, fruit, and coffee. We also buy enough to get through the week and freeze or can. Surrounding the Wisconsin capitol,... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The market - on a Saturday from 6am to 2pm - surrounds the perimeter of the Capital on a mostly shady road. There is a large variety of stalls selling produce, honey, bakery goods and various refreshments as well as flowers. I expected more arts and crafts type stalls as there are very few. There are some interesting musical offerings... More 

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Overland, Missouri, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We took two trips around, one to look and sample, a second to purchase. We got there around 7am, some of the vendors were still setting up and the vendors on state Street got there around our second spin. Lots of cheese, meats, veggies. Some prices were great other just so-so. Definitely worth it. Loved the flowers!

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East Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

You cannot go wrong hitting this market. Tons of great stuff. Produce, crafts, honey, food to eat on the go, fresh meats. It was quite the spectacle.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Incredible farmer's market! Gorgeous flowers and nice variety of veggies, fruits, cheeses, meats and other goodies.

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This is one of the busiest Farmer's Markets I have ever been too. Walking through the crowds suck and trying to push your way through to a booth is bit trying at times. The wonderful smells and colors are amazing. All friends who live in Madison told me I have to try Stella's hot and spicy cheese bread. Amazing, they... More 

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