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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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Houston, Texas
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141 reviews 141 reviews
16 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I see the phrase buy local often, but in Madison, Wisconson, they really mean it. Most folk really do look for locally grown food and as such this farmers market is one of the best in the country.

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Chicago, Illinois, Usa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Each year, I happily travel 2 hours one way to visit the best Farmers market in the area. Plenty of great organic selections, nice variety of fruits, vegetables, plants, sweets, breads and cheese! If you hit the market at the right time, the Madison summer street festival will accompany this lovely market. More fabulous shopping on a Saturday afternoon. Get... More

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Wantagh, New York
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64 reviews 64 reviews
42 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This farmer's market is the best one I have ever been to and the largest producer's only market in the US. It is located by the capitol. My wife and I purchased blueberries, raspberries, cherries, tomatoes and jam. We never had such delicious fruit anywhere else. There are also excellent baked goods. I wish that I lived much nearer to... More

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Madison, WI
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

A really small-town country venue you wouldn't expect in a town like Madison. The larges market one is on Saturdays on the Capital Square, with numerous others around town or in various parking lots under tents. Probably not of interest to tourists staying in hotels, but a must for new arrivals to town. Everything from flowers, to fruits, to vegetables... More

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Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

If you are in the Madison Wisconsin area on a Saturday morning you really need to stop by and check out the farmers market. Frist of all they don't let any vendors whose produce or product is not from WI in where as the Des Moines Farmers market does. Everything is locally grown or made and lots of vendors let... More

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

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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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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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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3 attraction reviews
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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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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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