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Summer squash at Chicago's Green City Market

How to Stretch Your Farmers Market Dollars

There is one factor that stands out as an inhibition for some people — the perception that shopping at farmers markets is too expensive. But I ventured out this weekend to collect evidence that it ain’t necessarily so.

Dane County Farmers Market: Photo Gallery of a Capitol Idea

Dane County Farmers Market: Photo Gallery of a Capitol Idea

The Dane County market, also known at the Market on the Square, rings the state Capitol building in the heart of Madison from spring through fall (before moving to indoor quarters for the winter). It is described as the nation’s largest producer-only farmers market, and there is no reason to doubt this boast. Even on the foggy, muggy morning of Oct. 5, with a threat of thunderstorms in the forecast, the square was packed with throngs of shoppers. Enjoy this photo gallery of the market.