MADISON, Wis. — The nation’s greatest producers-only farmers’ market is again, simply in a brand new spot for the 2021 season.
Final 12 months, the Dane County Farmers’ Market had a delayed begin as a result of coronavirus pandemic. Then, they moved to the Alliant Vitality Middle, the place an enormous portion of the enterprise was in pre-ordered pickups.
However the market began this season on the Alliant Vitality Middle, in an enormous essential car parking zone the place there’s a lot of house to unfold out.
It was a cold, windy morning on Saturday, Could 1. However that didn’t cease the lots of of people that confirmed as much as the farmers’ market, carrying masks and heavier jackets.
Dale Marsden has been promoting his honey on the Dane County Farmers Marketplace for 42 years. Many might acknowledge him because the man with the beehive hat.
“My brother-in-law bought me began [with bees] once I was 16. And I have been maintaining bees just about most years since then,” he stated.
“I had simply gotten out of the Air Power energetic responsibility, so I had I managed to get to the market a number of weekends.”
His desk is stuffed with several types of honey.
“My finest honey might be the wildflower,” he stated. “I do not know what it’s, nevertheless it’s usually a pleasant buttery taste.”
For the previous 12 months, he’s been promoting at his McFarland property, and at some extra rural farmers’ markets.
“It has been first rate, however not almost pretty much as good as up on the sq. and even down right here,” he stated.
However now that the market has formally began a brand new season on the Alliant Vitality Middle, issues are selecting up. It’ll be in that car parking zone till at the very least the summer season.
“It is nice to see the opposite distributors and outdated mates,” Marsden stated. “I like to truly see my prospects extra. So a number of them I’ve identified for a lot of, a few years.”
It appeared to be going properly for different producers too. By 10 a.m., one vendor could possibly be heard yelling “San Marzano, offered out!”
It’s a welcome signal of hope to have Madison’s beloved Saturday morning mainstay again in enterprise.
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