Friday, November 14, 2008

Beloved Farmers' Market Moves Indoors

The outdoor Dane County Farmers’ Market on the Square has come to an end for the season, which makes me want to cry. Last weekend marked the last outdoor market, and it was a sad site—it was freezing and seemingly decimated.

Luckily, a smaller, indoor version of the market is offered until the outdoor season returns next April. The indoor market will run every Saturday through Dec. 20 from 7 a.m. to Noon at the Monona Terrace (early winter market), then will transfer to the Madison Senior Center, 330 W. Mifflin St., in January through mid-April, on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to Noon (late winter market).

Although it’s definitely not the same as the outdoor market, the indoor market still features the season’s best bounty of vegetables, crafts, and homemade, home-grown Wisconsin products from over 300 vendors. Additionally, the “late” winter Farmers’ Market held at the Madison Senior Center features the very popular “Winter Market Breakfast,” which is a full breakfast that features vendors’ products as the main ingredients.

Perhaps all is not lost.

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