3 changes you’ll notice when the Dane County Farmers’ Market returns to the Square June 19th

MADISON, Wis.– The Dane County Farmers’ Market ended its 14+ month run in the shadow of the Alliant Energy Center Saturday afternoon and will return to the Square June 19th. Here are three changes you’ll notice when it does:

1. More vendors. Market organizers estimate between 55 and 70 farmers, bakers, and cheesemakers sold each week at the Alliant. For the June 19th market back on the Square, they estimate that number will nearly double, to 110. Throughout the season, that number will fluxuate between 110 and 140. Some producers are sitting this season out, deciding not to vend until Wisconsin reaches herd immunity.

2. Bigger crowds. While between 6-8,500 people attended each market at the Alliant Energy Center, market organizers are preparing for between 11-14,000 people to attend opening weekend on the Square. That’s just slightly less than the 15,000 patrons that have attended the market in previous years. Attendance usually peaks in September.

3. Longer hours. When the market returns to the Square, it will also return to normal hours: 6:15 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. The off-site market had been closing at noon.

Click here to learn more about the Dane County Farmers’ Market.