Speckled Hen Inn

Dane County

Dane County Farmer’s Market Insider Tips

Dane Co Farmer's Market

The Dane County Farmer’s Market moves outdoors to Capitol Square on April 14th!   At last – spring has sprung and the air is cool, crisp, new life is in bloom, and we are all so happy to be outside again! If you’re a new visitor to Madison, or just new to the Dane County Farmer’s Market, here are some insider tips for you to make your adventure successful (and fun)! 1. Get there early!  It starts at 6:15am and the early bird gets the worm (and sometimes the last of the baked goods!). 2. Get a good parking space in one of  the nearby parking structures and enjoy the walk to the Square. 3. The line (or swarm, depending on when
Read More »

Dane County Winter Farmer’s Market

Many of the guests at The Speckled Hen Inn enjoy the Dane County Farmer’s Market in the warmer seasons but few realize that the market is open in the winter also.  From January 3 until April 11, 8:00 AM to noon, the market is indoors at the Mifflin Street Senior Center.  Listed below are the things that you can find and enjoy at the winter market.   Wondering what you can find at the DCFM Winter Market? Here’s a listing to help guide you. Fruit Apples; Cider; Jams, jellies, and preserves; Pears; Pear and apple butters; Raspberry products Stored Vegetables Carrots, Garlic, Potatoes, Shallots, Turnips Fresh Vegetables Chard, Greens, Kale, Lettuce, Micro-greens, Radish, Spinach, Tomatoes Meats Beef, Bison, Brats and
Read More »