Things to know before planning your trip to the 2022 Late Winter Market

The Dane County market runs each Saturday from January 8 through April 9

MADISON, Wis.– The Late Winter Market returns to the Garver Feed Mill Saturday, January 8. Shoppers will be able to find many of their favorite Dane County Farmers’ Market members as well as an array of fruits and vegetables, cheeses, hyper-local meats, honey, bakery items and more.

When & Where 

The Late Winter Market runs every Saturday until April 9 from 8 a.m.- noon, with the exception of the first two (January 8 and January 15), when the market opens a half-hour earlier at 7:30 a.m. and closes at 11:30 am.

The market is located inside the Garver Feed Mill at 3241 Garver Green on Madison’s east side.

What you’ll find

Every week, the Dane County Farmers’ Market updates its website with what’s in season. During the first market of 2022, vendors will be selling cookies, scones, beef, bison, chicken & duck eggs, aged cheddar, goat milk cheese, cabbage, cauliflower, garlic, kale, mushrooms, onions, sweet potatoes, spinach, turnips, dried peppers, beeswax, jams, maple syrup, popcorn, honey, vinaigrettes, houseplants, and more.

Despite fields being covered with snow, organizers say plenty of locally-grown produce and handmade goods will be available.

“You’ll see many of the same faces that you see on the (Capitol) Square,” market manager Jamie Bugel said. “They’ll have different offerings, there are still vegetables that are growing in hoop houses, so everything that you see at the market has been grown and produced in Wisconsin.”

Click here & scroll to the bottom of the page for an updated list.

What’s different

To maintain COVID-19 safety, a maximum of 500 people will be allowed inside at a time, a number that will be marked by clicker counters at the entrance.

Booths will be spread out across the building.

How to get there

Parking can be a hassle at Garver, which has a small lot. Market organizers encourage shoppers to walk or bike if they live nearby (and the weather cooperates.) The Capital City Trail passes by Garver Feed Mill and plenty of bike parking is available.

Shoppers can also take the bus to the market. Madison Metro Transit routes 5, 7, and 17 provide bus service near the mill. Route 7 is the closest stop and is located at Fair Oaks Avenue and the Capitol City Bike Path. There is a well-marked crosswalk to help cross Fair Oaks Ave. It is approximately one-third of a mile to the market.

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