Dane County Farmers' Market to Move its Late Winter Market to Garver Feed Mill in 2020
October 31, 2019
The beginning of the new decade will bring changes to the Dane County Farmers’ Market. While locals and visitors alike have probably visited the Market around the Capitol Square during its outdoor season, many have not yet experienced the indoor farmers’ markets offered during the winter season. These markets are more intimate, but patrons will still find many of their favorite Dane County Farmers’ Market members, as well as a full array of Wisconsin fruits and vegetables, cheeses, honey and maple syrups, hyper-local meats, bakery items, and many specialty items.
Beginning on Saturday, January 4, 2020, and running each Saturday thru April 4, 2020, the Dane County Farmers’ Market will host its weekly Late Winter Market at the newly renovated Garver Feed Mill, located at 3241 Garver Green, Madison, from 8:00 a.m. to Noon.
“Garver Feed Mill honors Madison’s rich agricultural history in its mission and vision as a next-generation food production facility and hub for local and artisan foods, so of course, it is a great fit as the home of the Dane County Farmers’ Market Late Winter Market,” says Market Manager Sarah Elliott. “We want to thank the Madison Senior Center for serving as our late winter home for the past sixteen years. They have been a wonderful partner, but we simply have outgrown the space.”
The final outdoor Market of the 2019 season is Saturday, November 16, 2019. The final Wednesday Market of the season is Wednesday, November 6, 2019. Beginning on Saturday, November 23, 2019, the Dane County Farmers’ Market moves indoors to the Monona Terrace. Please visit the Holiday Market from 7:30 a.m. to Noon on 11/23/19, 12/7/19, 12/14/19 and 12/21/19. There is no market the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
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About the Dane County Farmers’ Market
The award-winning Dane County Farmers’ Market has been a Madison tradition since 1972. With more than 265 members, the DCFM provides the best of each season’s bounty. As the nation’s largest producer-only farmers’ market, everything for sale at the Market has been grown, raised, and made by the member behind the stand. There is no resale permitted.
About Garver Feed Mill
The recently opened Garver Feed Mill, located behind Olbrich Botanical Gardens, is a storied landmark replete with history, character, and purpose. The iconic turn-of-the 20th century building is now home to several locally owned businesses, including Nessalla Kombucha, Kosa Ayurvedic Spa, Sitka Salmon Shares, Ian’s Pizza, Calliope Ice Cream, Perennial Yoga, Surya Vegan Café, Briar Loft, Twig & Olive Photography, Ledger Coffee Roasters and Underground Catering. Garver and its tenants are committed to providing greater community access to sustainable and healthy food systems. Transformed from a vacant ruin to a beautifully restored national landmark, exceptional efforts were made to preserve the original majesty and charm. Architectural features include exposed brick, a 280-foot long mezzanine, the original 60-foot steel trusses, 90 historic windows and five new skylights. Another element of the Garver restoration is the one-of-a-kind event space that will be used by the Dane County Farmers’ Market and is also available to host weddings, corporate events, public events and more.