Despite a sluggish spring, the Markets With EBT page of Farm Fresh for All has finally been updated! Look to this page for up-to-date schedules, locations, and contact information for farmers’ markets throughout the Isthmus area that accept SNAP/EBT/FoodShare benefits. Shoppers can use these benefits to purchase any edible products at the market, and even edible or food producing plants and seeds! A few of these markets will participate in the Double Dollars Program again this year– stay tuned for more info!
Graze Restaurant and Rush River Brewing Company partnered to host a Beer Dinner on Sunday, June 22. About 80 people attended this $50 per person dinner and proceeds from the meal will benefit the FoodShare Program at the Dane County Farmers’ Market. Thank you, Graze staff, for working to help sustain programming that promotes local foods access and affordable, fresh options!
The snow mounds are receding, green feels less like a myth, and the outdoor seasons for Madison area farmers’ markets will soon begin. Check out the opening dates for local markets that will accept EBT in their 2014 seasons! Visit the Markets With EBT page or the links below for more information about each market and their locations.
Saturday, April 19th: Dane County Farmers’ Market, Capitol Square, 7am-1pm
Saturday, April 19th: Westside Community Market, 7am-1pm
Wednesday, April 23rd: Dane County Farmers’ Market, Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, 8:30am-2pm
Tuesday, April 26th: Eastside Farmers’ Market, 4pm-7pm
Sunday, May 4th: Monona Farmers’ Market, 9am-1pm
Sunday, May 4th: Northside Farmers’ Market, 8:30am-12:30pm
Sunday, May 18th: South Madison Farmers’ Markets, Labor Temple, 11am-3pm
Tuesday, June 3rd: South Madison Farmers’ Markets, Labor Temple, 2pm-6pm
Monday, June 9th: South Madison Farmers’ Markets, Rimrock Rd., 2pm-6pm
Wednesday, June 11th: South Madison Farmers’ Markets, Gilbert Rd., 3pm-7pm
Friday, June 20th: South Madison Farmers’ Markets, Villager Mall, 2pm-6pm
Just because we have sub-zero temperatures outside doesn’t mean that tough Wisconsin farmers don’t continue to provide you with exceptional foods all winter-long! Here are the Madison area farmers’ markets accepting EBT that continue to operate indoors after the New Year!
NORTHSIDE FARMERS’ MARKET Sundays: 2817 N. Sherman Ave., Northside Town Center next to Brat & Brau restaurant, Every Other Sunday Jan. 12- Apr. 6 8:30am-12:30pm (608) 695-0946, www.northsidefarmersmarket.org
WINTER FARMERS’ MARKET AND MEALS FOR HOPE Sundays: Varying locations throughout Madison/Dane County area, check their website for locations, Nov. 17, 2013-Mar. 9, 2014 LaurNisc@gmail.com, http://www.cclpmidwest.org/
Check out what these indoor market locations have to offer!
Cress Spring Bakery’s wood-fired, naturally leavened, brick-oven baked breads are now available at 25% off for Dane County Farmers’ Market shoppers paying with FoodShare market dollars!
Be sure to stop at the bakery’s booth on West Mifflin on Saturdays to take home a loaf of their delicious breads–whole wheat, kamut (a favorite of people with wheat allergies), sesame wheat, cranberry walnut, and more–made from organic, locally sourced ingredients.
For more on the efforts of Jeff Ford of Cress Spring Bakery (pictured) to make great local food available to everyone in our community, see this story in the Dane County Farmers’ Market enewsletter: http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs091/1100974214484/archive/1106039794623.html
(And don’t miss the story about Chris and Lori’s Bakehouse food drive.)