Dane County Farmers’ Market celebrates 50 years on Capitol Square

MADISON, Wis. — The Dane County Farmers’ Market is a staple of Saturdays on Capitol Square. This Saturday, however, was extra special.

The market celebrated 50 years on the Square with a picnic. The market started as just a few stands in 1972 but has since grown to over 230 local producers.

“We want to bring the city consumer together with the country producer, and have an interaction going on,” manager Jonathan Barry said. “A lot of these customers are very loyal to their growers and are repeat customers. It’s just a good social event.”

Saturday’s attendees got to enjoy live music and dance while having a meal.