The Dane County Farmer's Market officially starts this Saturday, April 17th! The Farmer's Market on Capitol Square has been a tradition since 1972.
Our State of Wisconsin Collection has images of farmers dating back to the early 1900s! The image on the left is of a celebration for farmers at the Farmers Supply Company in Slinger, Wisconsin in 1910.
Also from the State of Wisconsin Collection, on the right is an image from "Fair Day" in Denmark, Wisconsin. On this day farmers in the surrounding territory would bring in their hogs and ducks, geese and even dogs to sell. They would trade among themselves, however, there were also quite a few cattle buyers there.
Take a look at our old time farmer's images and get ready for a great summer at the Farmer's Market!