Saturday, July 17, 2010

Dane County Farmers Market - Worlds Greatest Market?!?!

Dane County Farmers' Market

Dane County Farmers' Market is one of the 
best. Say it with me.... one of the best. It is consistently ranked in the top 5, if not sitting right there at #1 for all US markets.  In the current issue of Saveur Magazine, Dane County Farmers Market is ranked as one of the top 30 markets to visit in the entire World. Did you hear that Wisconsinites... you don't have to travel to Mumbai to get your hot peppers. Did you hear that foodies.... you are in for a treat if you visit Madison and are lucky enough to be here for our Saturday market.

Get there early.... you will find the local restaurateurs with their wagons trolling the market for the best of the best. Star Chef Tory from L'Etoile will surely be there... in true mo-hawk fashion, scooping up world class cheeses, fresh organic greens, and the best grass fed skirt steaks you have ever tasted. 

Get there early and flirt with World Class Cheese Maker Willi Lehner. A dear friend and a Kick A%#  cheese maker. This man form Blue Mont Dairy takes cheese making to the next which I would call.... deliciously daring. His cheeses are sexy and earthy.  Their award winning bandaged cheddar is the stuff that cheese dreams are made of.... utterly delicious. 

Get there early and visit with John and Dorothy Priske of Fountain Prairie Farms. They will sell out of your favorite cut of meat... right before you get there. Early bird gets the worm as the saying goes. Amazing meat, dedicated farmers. Grass fed, conscious and sustainable farming practices make their meat some of the most flavorful and delicious around.

Get their early and avoid the crowds.... get the best berries and snappiest beans. Do your grocery shopping here, take a wagon, basket or something else to spare your back any pain. You will be laden with all sorts of sundries by the time you leave. 

This market is full of so many wonderful, fresh, organic and tempting delicacies. I always leave with fresh eggs, a chicken or two, grass fed beef and greens. Enough goodness to keep us well fed for the week.

A Berry Good Market Indeed

I invite you to come and visit me in Madison some Saturday. We will do the early market run and then cook up the goods for supper. 

loads of food love ♥♥♥ miss megan


  1. What a beautiful market, and great photos:)

  2. You are so fortunate to live close to a wonderful farmer's market. Maybe I should take up your offer and meet you there one day :)

  3. WOW, I have a farmers market about 6 blocks from my house but this is on a completely different level. Summer is the best time for local produce.

  4. That is one great farmer's market! I live near the Wisconsin border in the far NW suburbs of Chicago so will have to plan a visit to the market. I really like your blog and am glad to have found it! Your photos are perfect! Good job!

  5. agreed! LOVE the dane county market!!!!!

  6. I think you all should visit some fine autumn weekend! I feel so thankful to have such an amazing market so close by. It feels so good to meet the people who produce our food!

  7. oh, love those berries.
    BTW, may I know the name of those cream coloured berries on the first pic? The red ones are red currants, right?

    We can only get strawberries here, and seasonal imports of rasps, cherries and blueberries.

  8. Wendy - I know I sent you a personal email... but for those who wish to know, the white berries are also currants.

    @Pam... you should really visit! I would be happy to show you around. Stay on a Friday night and spend the day Saturday visiting our city and eating lots of good food!


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