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Madison Farmer's Market

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Address: 20 East Mifflin, Capitol Square, Madison, WI 53703
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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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Fun Saturday morning thing to do. Very very busy! Don't go if you like to walk fast! Dogs are allowed ONLY in the street or the outside circle of the square. Dogs are also... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fun Saturday morning thing to do. Very very busy! Don't go if you like to walk fast! Dogs are allowed ONLY in the street or the outside circle of the square. Dogs are also allowed on State St. Downtown Madison is the best!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The best farmers market. So much to choose from. You always find something new. Love it. If you don't want to hit the crowd go early or just before it closes.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Limited to WI products, you will find seasonal produce, honey, jerky, cheese, clothing, artworks and snacks. Great for people watching

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This market has simply grown too big and too crowded. Surprised how much cheese curds and how little good cheese was for sale. Vegetables were abundant in this mid July visit, but corn was just starting to come in. Really enjoyed the empenada and Curtis sold by cart on the SE corner of the Square.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been coming to the Farmers market for going on 20 years now and it's still as much fun as ever. The quality found there is unsurpassed and there are great bargains to be found as well. I've gotten to know many of the growers who bring their merchandise and developed friendships with them. Thankfully, not all good things come... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the vegetable grower to the beef raiser to the flower vendor to the jewelry maker...they are all at the famous Saturday Morning Farmers Market on the Square. Here's what's funny about this one: People go around the Capitol Square (with the beautiful Capitol Building in the middle) and STOP when someone ahead of them stops. Kind of hilarious except... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You just cannot beat the Madison Farmer's Market. All products are grown by the vendors themselves, who come from all over the state to sell everything from vegetables, cheese, honey, and plants to breads, gourds and mushrooms. The quality is high, and we rarely leave the square without staggering under a load of fresh stuff. Get there early, as crowds... More 

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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Anytime on a Saturday morning in season, head down to the Capitol Square for the best farmer's market in the Midwest! Local produce, meats, cheeses...all top notch. And in football season, come in your Badger gear to join the sea of red! This is also one of the best people watching spots in town.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have traveled and lived all over the country for my job. I have been to farmer's markets in each of the 10 cities where I have lived. I thought the Charleston, SC market was the best until I moved here. All selections are not necessarily organic, but the quality of the vegetables is awesome. At least one of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to go to an artisanal farmers' market this is the place for you. Despite the somewhat high prices this is still one of the better farmers' market in the US but if I lived here I could not imagine doing much shopping here on a regular basis. Too crowded and a narrow selection of products offered. Though... More 

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