Monona Farmers' Market

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October 30 ~ This Week

Halloween Weekend The Halloween Market is a great way to celebrate the season’s final market. Trick or treat with the vendors and enjoy the upbeat music of the Rodeo Bums, a country group with a rock n’ roll attitude. You’ll find a great selection of locally grown fall produce and specialty items that are great for gift…

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October 23 ~ This Week

This Week at the Market As the Monona Farmers’ Market nears the end of an outstanding 13th season of great local food, entertainment and community connections, it’s time to give thanks.   The success of the market results from the generosity and hard work of many.  The market couldn’t exist without the financial support of…

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Coffee with a Cop

  Building Relationships One Cup at a Time Sunday, October 16 | 9am – 1pm Join your neighbors neighbors and police officers for coffee and conversation. No agenda or speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns and get to know the officers in your neighborhood! For more information contact Community Relations Officer Reiter. Coffee…

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Meet Kourtni

New Manager Takes Over  Posted: Thursday, October 13, 2016 12:30 pm Read article on Herald Independent’s website. By Kevin Passon Kourtni Barnes is no stranger to Monona, and thet helped a lot when it came time for the Monona Farmers’ Market to select a new manager. She moved to Monona with her family – her dad…

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October 16 ~ This Week

Fall at the Market! With only three markets left this season this is the perfect time to stock up on fall produce and do some holiday shopping. You’ll find handmade candles, soaps and scrubbies, hats, scarves, Alpaca yarn, and homemade dog treats. Culinary treats make great host/hostess gifts and stocking stuffers. You’ll find jams, relishes and…

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October 9 ~ This Week

This Week at the Market If you are carving jack-o-lanterns or doing some fall decorating, the market has pumpkins and gourds in all shapes and sizes, squash and colorful mums. Don’t throw away the pumpkin seeds.  They make a healthy, easy to prepare snack that is rich in fiber and kids love them. Try this…

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October 2 ~ This Week

October 2 ~ This Week ‘Tis the season for comfort food and the Monona Farmers’ Market has everything you need to make your favorite soups and stews. Get the crock-pot out and prepare everything ahead of time for a simple family meal or a gathering of friends. If you are hosting a soup party, try these…

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September 25 ~ This Week

This Week at the Market  Live entertainment is at the center of the Monona Farmers’ Market every Sunday. This week, enjoy the music of Dark Hollow while shopping for fall produce or just sitting and enjoying some of the market beverages and foods. The much-appreciated volunteer Master Gardeners wrapped up their season at the market…

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Vote for us! Best of Madison

2017 Best of Madison Voting takes places September 15 – October 31, 2016 Vote for the Monona Farmers’ Market in this year’s best of Madison polls. Scroll to the lower portion of the page to see all the categories. Monona Farmers’ Market is part of the Food & Drink section. Voters are allowed one vote per…

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September 18 ~ This Week

This Week at the Market Savor the flavors of fall. There is a bumper crop of fall fruits and vegetables with great flavors and textures at the market. Brussels sprouts, beets, broccoli, eggplant, winter squash, beans and a variety of potatoes and root vegetables are all in season. Stella’s Bakery has pumpkin bread, scones, muffins…

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September 11 ~ This Week

Art at the Mart Craft Fair Don’t miss the 9th annual ‘Art at the Mart’ craft fair this weekend. The craft fair, held in conjunction with the Monona Farmers’ Market, goes from 9:00am to 1:00pm.  More than forty craft vendors will set up their booths around the Veterans’ Memorial at Ahuska Park. It’s the perfect…

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September 4 ~ This Week

This Week at the Market Savor the end of the summer by grilling top quality meats and seafood from the Monona Farmers’ Market. Stop by Highland Spring Farm and Weber Pastures for grass-fed beef and organic fed chicken. South Padre Seafood offers wild caught seafood from North American waters. Talk with the vendors for great…

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August 28 ~ This Week

This Week at the Market Start the school year right with healthy, tasty lunches. The market offers a great selection of fresh fruits and vegetables that can be cut into bite size pieces – perfect for kids to eat easily and head out to recess. Include fresh cheese or cheese curds from Farmer John’s. For sandwiches, pick…

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August 21 ~ This Week

This Week at the Market With preseason football underway, you may be looking for snacks to have on hand. Stop by Chippy’s for kettle corn, Farmer John’s for cheese curds, and the Salsa Man’s for a variety of homemade salsas and chips. Put together a tray of fresh fruit with a variety of apples from…

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August 14 ~ This Week

This Week at the Market The summer harvest is plentiful!  Select from a wide assortment of fresh vegetables and fruits.  You’ll find root vegetables, tomatoes, beans, Brussels sprouts, eggplant, sweet corn, apples, melons, and more! 5 Tips to Pick Melons! Inspect for defects – Choose a melon that’s free of bruises, soft spots, cracks and…

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August 7 ~ This Week!

This Week at the Market Fresh sweet corn is a summer treat, especially served steaming hot and slathered with butter! The Monona Farmers’ Market is hosting its second annual Harvest Corn Boil on Sunday, August 7.  Complimentary fresh, locally grown corn-on-the-cob will be served starting around 10:00 am until it runs out. Many thanks go…

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July 31, 2016 ~ This Week

This Week at the Market Looking at life inside a beehive is pretty fascinating. Honey vendor, Tom & Carrie’s Place, will have an observation beehive so you can see the queen, worker bees and activities of a hive. With 19 years of experience, Tom and Carrie can answer questions and share some do’s and don’ts…

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July 24 ~ This Week

This Week at the Market Stop by the Monona Farmers’ Market for a great selection of local foods and live music.  Sweet corn is here. You’ll also find raspberries, Door County cherries and other season favorites. This week’s entertainment is the Madison Area Ukulele Initiative, a club of over 400 ukulele players. They enjoy promoting this instrument…

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Job Opportunity!

Job Opening! Market Manager Position Scope of Position Market Manager is responsible for all aspects of the market as listed below. The selected applicant will shadow the current market manager during September 2016, and will take over all job responsibilities during October 2016, with the current manager on-call for assistance. Salary This is a contract…

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July 10 ~ This Week

Summer’s in full swing! Bring the whole family to the Monona Farmers’ Market this Sunday. Pick up a café drink at Café Social or some fresh squeezed lemonade from Chippy’s and watch Eddie Danger perform his musical marionette puppet show.  Eddie Danger, inspired by a 100 year-old pump organ he bought at an auction, wrote…

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July 3 ~ This Week

Celebrate this 4th of July Weekend! Include the Monona Farmers’ Market in your 4th of July weekend activities. Fresh strawberries are still available. You’ll also find green beans, zucchini, kohlrabi, tomatoes, and beets as part of the great summer produce selection. This week’s live entertainment is Guy Weatherspoon, a singer, songwriter, producer and composer. Master Gardeners…

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Double Dollars are back!

2016 Double Dollars Program The 2016 program will begin on Sunday, July 3. Community Action Coalition (CAC) administers the Madison Area Farmers’ Market Double Dollars program. SNAP / FoodShare users are able to receive the double dollars by simply showing up to one of the participating markets with their benefits card. When the standard transaction is…

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This Week ~ July 26

This Week at the Market The summer produce selection at the Monona Farmers’ Market is expanding. You’ll find fresh-picked strawberries, heirloom tomatoes, sugar snap peas, beets, kohlrabi, radishes, lettuces, spinach, summer squash and more. There is everything you need to create great summer salads and side dishes. This week’s live music is The Moogietunes, a…

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This Week ~ June 19

Father’s Day Weekend The Monona Farmers’ Market celebrates those important men in our lives with the annual “Pop in For a Treat” event this Fathers’ Day. Dads at the market will be gifted with manly treats including fishing lures, tools and golf balls! The market features live music every Sunday. This week, the Lakeview Ramblers will…

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Art at the Mart

Art at the Mart September 11, 2016 marks the 9th Annual Art at the Mart. Locally produced art and craft goods will be sold along with the regularly scheduled Farmers’ Market goods. Interested vendors may fill out our application. If you would like more information on vending please contact Diane Goetz.

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This Week ~ June 12

This Week at the Market The Cajun Spice Band, a guitar, fiddle, and accordion trio, is this week’s entertainment at the Monona Farmers’ Market. Their traditional Cajun music of Southwest Louisiana goes nicely with a cup of fresh brewed Columbian coffee from Café Social and a pastry from Stella’s Bakery or a sandwich from Stalzy’s…

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This Week ~ June 5

Strawberry Season is here! Strawberry season is here and fresh, local berries are available at the Monona Farmers’ Market. You’ll also find other seasonal favorites including asparagus, greens, radishes, and rhubarb.   If you are wondering how to manage invasive plants and insects that show up this time of year, stop by and get advice…

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This Week ~ May 29

This Week at the Market The Monona Farmers’ Market is a great place to pause and remember our veterans. The Dane County Veterans’ Memorial is right next to the market at Ahuska Park. The impressive granite, star shaped memorial measuring 5’ tall and 22’ wide signifies the stars families hung on their windows during WWII. Radiating from the…

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This Week ~ May 22

May 22 ~ This Week It’s a great time to start your herb garden and get tomatoes and peppers planted. You’ll find an excellent selection of organic herbs and bedding plants. Stop by Emerald Meadows Family Farm, Natalie’s Garden and Greenhouse, and Nehmer’s Produce and Greenhouse for both plants and gardening tips.  Adding compost is a great…

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May 1 ~ Opening Market

Rain or shine – The Monona Farmers’ Market opened Sunday! We enjoyed sweet rolls from Stella’s Bakery and tapped our feet to the sounds of the Rodeo Bum. The Market was full of early season produce, mushrooms, flowers and plants, eggs, meat, seafood, cheese, honey, preserves, baked goods and other specialty items. The market opened with 26 local vendors. Returning vendors…

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2016 Vendor List

2016 Vendor List This year’s vendors are getting ready for the upcoming season. Please note that not all items will be at all markets, depending on season and availability. Café Social Coffee Chef K. Clark Unique pickles, preserves, beer jelly Chippy’s Kettle Corn Kettle corn, fresh squeezed lemonade Don’s Produce Tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce, potatoes, strawberries,…

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2016 Market Sponsors

2016 Market Sponsors Thank you to all the support of our local sponsors. Special thanks to our EBT Partner, Willy Street Co-op Cultivator Level Ace Lakeside, Chads Design Build, Four Lakes Veterinary Clinic, Heritage Senior Living, Monona Community Festival, Monona State Bank,  The Noot Team – Stark Co. Realtors, Madison Gas and Electric       Seedling Level Bank Mutual,…

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2016 Music Line-up

Entertainment Line-up Join us every Sunday morning May through October for local goods and music. May May 1 – Rodeo Bums May 8 – Eddie Danger May 15 – Birds, Birds, Birds May 22 – 50% Folk May 29 – Mourning Dove June June 5 – Eddie Danger June 12 – Cajun Spice Band June 19 – Lakeview Ramblers June 26 – Moogietunes July July 3 – Guy Weatherspoon July 10…

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We Won! Best of Madison

The votes are tallied and the people of Wisconsin have spoken! The Monona Farmers’ Market is one of the Best Farmers’ Markets in the Madison area. Thank you to everyone who voted and helped us top the list. Check out all the “Best of Winners” on Madison Magazine’s website.

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Noel Workman

Remembering Noel Workman Noel’s Jams and Jellies Noel Philip Workman, one of the Monona Farmers’ Market charter vendors, passed away February 9, 2016 at age 75.  Noel loved nature, walking in the woods and picking wild berries. In his retirement, he started Noel’s Jams and Jellies, which he sold at the Monona Farmers’ Market and…

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This Week ~ October 25

The Halloween Market is great way to celebrate the season’s final market. Enjoy complimentary hot cider, look for treats with the vendors, and enjoy the upbeat music of the Rodeo Bums, a country group with a rock n’ roll attitude. It’s that comfort food time of year.  The market has everything you need for soups,…

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This Week ~ October 18

Pumpkins, Apples and Squash are in Season With only two weeks left of the Monona Farmers’ Market, it’s a perfect time to stock up on great local produce and choose specialty items for holiday gift giving. The selection is excellent. Wisconsin native, John Duggleby, a “full–time writer, part-time musician, and occasional chicken dancer” has been writing music…

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This Week ~ October 11

Fall Harvest Time! There are only three more markets before the season wraps up.  Come shop for your fall favorites. The selection is plentiful. If you’re interested in creating high quality soil, worms can help. At this Sunday’s market you can learn how to start your own worm farm. Joanne Tooley, a Permaculturist and Vermiculturist…

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Vote for Us!

You can vote once a day until October 17. If you voted last year, you will have to enter your e-mail address and password. If you did not vote last year, click on Register and follow the directions. To Vote, go to the Best of Madison site • Scroll to Food & Drink • Scroll down to…

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This Week ~ October 4

Harvest Time Pumpkins and spice and all that’s nice… That’s what you’ll find at the fall Monona Farmers’ Market.  There’s everything from apples to zucchini including beautiful autumn plants and flowers. Be sure to check out new vendor, Marquardt’s Tree Farm. Take home some of their pure Wisconsin Maple Syrup. It’s ideal for gift giving…

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This Week ~ Sept. 27

This Week at the Market Much of the Monona Farmers’ Market’s success comes from the generosity of others who share their talents and time. Diane Goetz, former owner of Madison Crafts & Gift Shoppes, is one of those.  For the past eight seasons, Diane has coordinated the Art at the Mart craft sale held in…

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This Week ~ Sept. 20

This Week at the Market Brussels sprouts and beets are in style and in season! You’ll find these fall favorites at the Monona Farmers’ Market along with fresh apple cider, apples, broccoli, eggplant, winter squash, and a variety of potatoes and root vegetables. Roasting vegetables is an easy and tasty way to prepare delicious vegetables….

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This Week ~ Sept. 6

Join us this Labor Day Weekend! Kick off the football season with delicious local snacks! You’ll find kettle corn at Chippy’s; a variety of artisan cheeses and cheese curds at Farmer John’s; delicious homemade salsas and chips at the Salsa Man’s; pita chips, flatbread, humus, cheese spreads and summer sausage, beef sticks and jerky at…

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This Week ~ August 30

Grilling Season in Full Swing If grilling is part of your Labor Day plan, you’ll find top quality meats and seafood at the market. Stop by Highland Spring Farm and Weber Pastures for grass-fed beef and South Padre Seafood for wild caught seafood from North American waters. Visit the vendors for great cooking suggestions. For…

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This Week ~ August 23

August is Full of Fresh Summer Vegetables With a wide assortment of summer vegetables available at the market, you may be looking for cooking ideas. The Yang family, longtime market vendors, offers simple stir-fry suggestions to prepare a savory dish. Heat olive oil in a wok or skillet on medium-high heat. Add onions and/or garlic…

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This Week ~ August 16

The summer harvest is bountiful! Select from a wide assortment of fresh vegetables and fruits – root vegetables, tomatoes, beans, brussel sprouts, eggplant, sweet corn, melons, apples and more! This week’s live entertainment is Ancestra, an a cappella group singing spirited, heart-centered songs.  They write and arrange most of their music.  Their style ranges from…

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This Week ~ August 9

Harvest Corn Boil There are few things better than summer sweet corn, especially served steaming hot and slathered with butter. This special treat is offered complimentary this Sunday. Corn will be served starting at 10:00 to whenever it runs out. Many thanks go to the Ladies Improvement Society and Litchfield Plumbing for sponsoring the event…

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This Week ~ August 2

This Week ~ August 2, 2015 Looking for something spicy? The Cajun Spice Band, three Madison musicians playing guitar, fiddle and accordion, will add flavor to the market with their traditional Cajun Music from Southwest Louisiana. Speaking of flavor –  spice up tomatoes or green beans that are plentiful at the market with this recipe. Basil…

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This Week ~ July 26

This Week at the Market Sweet corn is here! Stop by the Monona Farmers’ Market for a great selection of local foods, live music, free yoga and more. Madison Area Ukulele Initiative will add to the market’s community atmosphere by sharing their music. This is a club of approximately 260 ukulele players, based in Madison,…

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This Week ~ July 19

This Week at The Market Besides a bountiful selection of summer fruits, vegetables and flowers this week’s market offers much more! Live entertainment is the Madison Music Foundry Student Showcase. This is an opportunity for students taking lessons at the Foundry to perform jazz. Market shoppers will be the lucky audience! Bring your library card!…

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In the News!

The Herald – Independent covers the Monona Farmers Market Story posted in Herald-Independent: Thursday, July 9, 2015 1:15 pm  By Kevin Passon, Managing Editor Iruk Hopes to Help Monona Farmers Market Grow If you’ve been to the Monona Farmers’ Market this season, you probably haven’t noticed any significant changes from past years. That’s the way Stacy Iruk…

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This Week ~ July 12

This Week at the Market ~ July 12 This Sunday Tom & Carrie’s Place will have an observation beehive. You can see the queen, worker bees and activities of a hive.  Ask questions about raising hives. Tom and Carrie have 18 years of experience and can share some do’s and don’ts about bee keeping. Cooking tips and…

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This Week ~ July 5

4th of July Weekend Include the Monona Farmers’ Market in your 4th of July weekend activities. Strawberries are still available. You’ll also find raspberries, green beans, zucchini, kohlrabi, tomatoes, beets, cauliflower as part of the great summer produce selection. Enjoy listening to the heartwarming and inspiring songs of musician, songwriter and humanitarian, Brian Ernst. Brian and…

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This Week ~ June 28

This Week at the Market The summer produce selection at the Monona Farmers’ Market is expanding. You’ll find fresh-picked strawberries, heirloom tomatoes, sugar snap peas, beets, kohlrabi, radishes, lettuce, spinach, summer squash and more. There is everything you need to create great summer salads and side dishes. With the 4th of July just around the…

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Coffee with a Cop

Coffee with a Cop Join local Monona Police Officers on June 14, 2015. Officers will be there from 9am – 1pm to join your neighbors for coffee and conversation. No agenda or speeches, just a change to ask questions, voice concerns and get to know the officers in your neighborhood. For more information on this…

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Opening Market ~ May 3

An amazing start to the season! Despite a few rain drops Class in the Grass was held by JOY in YOGA, and Rodeo Bums even got a few people dancing. Special thanks to Stella’s Bakery for donating their delicious cinnamon rolls to the great turn out of market attendees.

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2015 Market Sponsors

2015 Market Sponsors Thank you to all the support of our local sponsors.                  Monona Grove Businessmen’s Association Monona State Bank UW Health Wilma Noot Paul / Nancy Noot – Schmelzer NootTeam – Stark Co. Realtors ACE Lakeside Aldo Leopold Nature Center Anisoptera Acres Bank Mutual Capitol Travel Service, Inc. Complete…

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Entertainment Calendar

2015 Entertainment Line-up May 2015 May 3 – Rodeo Bums May 10 – Christopher Plowman May 17 – John Duggleby May 24 – Leopard Hound May 31 – 50% Folk June 2015 June 7 – Old Gray Cats June 14 – Leopard Hound June 21 –  Deans Blue Country June 28 – Rodeo Bums July 2015 July 5 – Brian Ernst July…

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2015 Vendor List

2015 Vendors List This year’s vendors are getting ready for the upcoming season. Please note that not all items will be at all markets depending on season and availability. Full Season Vendors Café Social Coffee Chef K. Clark Unique pickles, preserves, beer jelly Chippy’s Kettle Corn Kettle corn, fresh squeezed lemonade Don’s Produce Tomatoes, cucumbers,…

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We Won!

Thank you for voting! The Monona Farmers Market was voted one of Madison’s Best Farmers Markets! Thank you to everyone who voted and helped us top the list. Read about all the winners in Madison Magazine.

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Art at the Mart

8th Annual Art at the Market Craft Fair Join us Sunday, September 13, 2015   If you are interested in showing your arts and crafts at the show please contact Diane Goetz and complete this application. In the event of rain, the Craft Fair will take place the following week, September 20, 2015.  

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New Market Manager

New Market Manager Stacy Iruk was hired on in late 2014 to take over as Market Manager. Feel free to reach out to Stacy with any questions or concerns you have for the upcoming season. phone: 608.960.3788 email Stacy Stacy Iruk P.O. Box 6711 Monona, WI 53716  

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