The Dane County Farmers’ Market (DCFM) will now be open outdoors thru Saturday, November 21st. The DCFM will operate both its Wednesday and Saturday Local Food Pick Ups and Saturday Walk-Up Farmers’ Market on Willow Island at the Alliant Energy Center thru November 21st. Previously, the outdoor season was scheduled to end on November 4th, but it has been extended!
“It is more important than ever for our community to have access to nourishing and delicious foods,” says Market Manager Sarah Elliott, “and it is a critical time to support local farmers and small food businesses. We are excited to extend the successful and safe vending models that we have built since the pandemic began.”
Both the Local Food Pick Ups and Saturday Farmers’ Market are popular ways for the greater Madison community to safely connect directly with family farmers and small food producers. There are three opportunities each week for customers to shop from the DCFM.
The Dane County Farmers’ Market plans to continue to offer opportunities for farmers and customers to connect directly throughout the winter months. More details will be forthcoming.
“We are grateful for the Alliant Energy Center and Dane County as they continue to work with us to provide a temporary home while we are displaced from the Capitol Square,” says Market Manager Sarah Elliott. “As the pandemic continues to evolve, we know that things may change and that we must remain flexible; however, having a partner like the Alliant Energy Center throughout this crisis has been essential to our continued operations and support of our farmer members.”