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Address: 20 W Mifflin St, Capitol Square, Madison, WI 53703-2523
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
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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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As you work your way counter clockwise around the Capitol square, don't go the wrong way, there are amazing food and flower vendors. Plenty of cheese to sample! Don't go home... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

As you work your way counter clockwise around the Capitol square, don't go the wrong way, there are amazing food and flower vendors. Plenty of cheese to sample! Don't go home without some fresh cheese curds that squeak when you bite them. Bring a small cooler with an ice pack to bring home a variety of local cheeses at great... More 

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Thank Greg E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This long time market is always worth the trip. Fall is my favorite time to go. Many regular vendors offer a great variety of goods, from produce to pasta to honey and baked goods. It gets crowded as the day progresses. Go early, if you can. If you are in Madison on a Saturday, it should be on your list!

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Thank Debra H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This farmers market by far is the best I've been to period. For one it's the largest outdoor farmers market in the country. It's supposed to rain this labor day weekend, saturday, but I'm going anyways. Beautiful selection of Great Organic food and I know you will make it back to thos wonderful farmer's market again and again. I live... More 

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Thank Tory F
Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I lived in Madison for 6 years, and the Farmer's market was a favorite activity. There's something for everyone - fresh fruits and veggies, flowers, baked goods, cheese (with free samples), and of course the hot and spicy cheese bread. If you live in Madison, consider opening a CSA with one of the farms, and you can pick your veggies... More 

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Thank Megan H
Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the best markets in the country! Surrounding Wisconsin's beautiful Capitol. I would suggest getting there earlier as it does get crowded and if you are impatient, people and strollers might get the most of you. Sometimes, if I get there late, I'll walk around the backside of the vendors and pop in at my usual vendors. Highlights -... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Of course the farmers and food are great but the experience is not. Too many people, too many choices make me crazy.The crowding is insane, if the weather is nice you just end up shuffling along in a whole packed line of people, very unpleasant. It's like it's not about the wonderful food anymore, it's about the experience. Just way... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Fun to buy all the locally frown produce, etc. but it's pricey and very crowded... Try to leave the dogs and strollers at home if you can

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of the largest independent farmers markets in the country. You can eat your way around the market while enjoying great people watching. Best way to start a Saturday morning. If you can, avoid the peak time between 10:30 and11am.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Took out of town guests to the free Veterans Museum right across the street from the market. Good variety and a lot of it! Rainy day? Take your umbrella!

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Thank Melissa R
Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Go earlier than later. It gets crowded and you wont enjoy it as much juxtapositioning for samples. Overall a sweet sweet farmer's market. Eclectic and fun something for everyone. Take your time, sit on the Capitol grass and let the kids play. Sample the warm cheese bread, buy flowers for your bestie, and get some fresh squeaky curds.

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