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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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Ipswich, MA, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Visiting Madison, WI for a family wedding, and all the locals encouraged us to visit the farmer's market. So much more than local veggies :-) although the strawberries we munched on as we walked were delish! There were jewelry makers, cheese makers (it is Wisconsin, after all), baked goods to die for, and I even scored some hand-spun alpaca yarn... More

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Evanston, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

A people watching and talking happening that moves counter clockwise around the State Capitol (yes THAT capitol building). First get a cup of coffee and a friend, then start walking from any place on the "square." With multiple choices of honey, coffee, cheese, muffins, breads, cookies, cheesecake and pies, produce, flowers, and my favorite is Cress Spring Bakery. Their Chocolate... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I was raised in Madison and the market has always been a staple for weekly groceries, once even an adorable kitten to take home. When you shop many vendors have similar items so finding the brat value can be tricky. The crowds can be enormous especially with the strollers and wagons (many from local restaurants). Always tasty and a great... More

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Middleton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Other reviewers have adequately described the Madison Farmer's Market -- it's a great location and vendors offer a wide variety of agricultural products. My favorite is Larry the Gourd Guy. He offers nicely cleaned and reasonably priced gourds of all shapes and sizes. So be sure to stop and talk with Larry. He will answer your questions about gourds, he... More

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Middleton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Imagine your Saturday morning enjoying a fresh cup of coffee and a pastry of your choice on the beautiful grounds of the Wisconsin State Capitol. That's what Madison offers every Saturday morning during the Spring, Summer, & early Fall months. Hundreds of farmers and vendors encircle the Capitol square offering an array of seasonal fruits, vegetables, cheeses, plants, fresh cut... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I live close to Madison and whenever someone visits we plan a trip to farmers market. My advise is to get there early, like 7am. If that can't happen just be patience and go with the flow. I have gluten intolerance so it is great there are now 2 breakfast options of baked goods at the market. Silly Yak bakery... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

What an awesome market! It completely surrounds the Capital Building and has the best selection of locally sourced foods. We have been here several times and have never been disappointed. Visit the Capital Building, it's one of the most beautiful in the United States and has recently been renovated. The views from the top are incredible!

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Darien, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Stalls surround the square around the Capital on Saturday mornings. The stalls include the best produce, heirloom tomatos, 4 to 5 varieties each of radishes and mushrooms, fresh picked strawberries, veg, etc - probably 50 to 60 stalls. Also bouquets of flowers - from $5 a bunch. Lots of cheese stands (also meats), samples of all sorts of food -... More

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Saginaw, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I've had the pleasure of visiting Madison's Farmer's Market twice and while it's impressive in it's size and selection of a variety of items, both times it was so busy it was difficult to see everything. Definitely visit with a lot of patience and extra time!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Pros: Great small businesses and farms. Friendly people. Very large selection of veggies, fruits, meats, plants, etc. Great representation of Madison culture. Cons: Difficult parking at a cost. Slow moving. Wall to wall people and strollers. Significant Saturday time commitment due to location, parking, pace.

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