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The Dane County Farmers' Market: A Personal History

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    It’s a sunny summer Saturday in Madison, Wisconsin, and the eight-block square around the state capitol building is lined with booths bursting with handmade cheeses, fresh-picked berries and veggies, potted herbs and bedding plants, smoked trout and venison sausage, mushrooms, hickory nuts and honey, sprays of cut flowers, luscious baked goods and candies, and even ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published March 24th 2003 by University of Wisconsin Press
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Chi Dubinski
Mar 15, 2016 Chi Dubinski rated it really liked it
The farmers’ market on Capitol Square in Madison has been around since the early 1970s. Carpenter, one of the former managers of the market, interviewed other managers and some of the original farmers from the early days. Some of the farmers had been growing crops on land that had been in their family for generations; others were city folks who were part of the back to the land movement.
The market has changed over the years, adding baked goods, cheeses, and new products like salsa. This is not a
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A.R. Jarvis
Jun 15, 2016 A.R. Jarvis rated it it was amazing
An excellent look at one of my favorite local activities!
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