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Date:
May 5, 2019
Time:
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location:
Ahuska Park
Address:
400 E. Broadway
Monona, WI 53716
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Monona Farmers' Market

Sunday, May 5, 2019

The Monona Farmers Market proudly begins its 16th season today with our annual “Roll Out the Market” event!

Stop by the hospitality tent to sample sweet rolls, compliments of Stella’s Bakery.  Every Sunday through October 27 top-quality vendors bring fresh produce, meat, cheese, eggs, plants, flowers, honey, lemonade and café drinks, bakery goods, soaps, lotions and other specialty items to the market.  Returning charter and longtime vendors along with some new vendors contribute a wide variety of locally produced products throughout the season.

Weekly live entertainment is a popular market tradition and this year’s musical line-up is packed with talent, variety and fun.  Musician, writer and part-time chicken dancer, John Duggleby, kicks off the season with his newly developed “Island Style” global revue of music inspired by islands from Jamaica to Canada, Hawaii to New Zealand.  His serenade is accompanied on guitar, ukulele, and handpan.
 
The Master Gardener volunteers will be at the market on the first and third Sunday each month through September.  Stop by their booth to welcome them, ask questions and get early season gardening advice and yard tips.

Special events occur throughout the season.  Mark your calendars for May 19 when Monona Mayor Mary O’Connor and Dane County Board Supervisor Tanya Buckingham will be at their booth to meet folks, chat and answer questions.  On May 26th restaurant owner Dave Heide of Lilianna’s and Charlie’s on Main will do a cooking demonstration.  For weekly updates on events, entertainment and what seasonal products are available check out the market’s website, mononafarmersmarket.com, and follow the market on Facebook.

To make healthy, local food accessible to everyone, EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) is available again this year.  The Double Dollars Program, a farmers market incentive program, will be available in June. For her second year Andrea Romine returns as market manager.   Along with Andrea, the market’s volunteer steering committee, the generous support of community sponsors, the vendors, entertainers, media, and the patrons all contribute to the success of the market.  This year the market was awarded the 2019 Best of Madison Silver Award.

Pets are not allowed at the market.  There are some areas of the park where pets are permitted on a leash.  To fully enjoy the market and not worry about leaving animals in cars, it is recommended that pets be left at home. The market, located at Ahuska Park, 400 E. Broadway, is open on Sundays from 9 am to 1 pm.  The location offers free parking, bike racks, and a surrounding park and playground.