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Rooted Spoon First Thursday Dinners

On the first Thursday of each month, Rooted Spoon hosts a multi-course dinner of local, seasonal ingredients, often with a special theme. ~$23pp



Willy St. Co-op Workshops

Willy St. Co-op has a plethora of classes on cooking and nutrition, plus free films, lectures and food demos. Check out their calendar for both East and West locations.

Madison & Middleton

Oct 31 - Feb 28

Exhibit: “Chocolate: The Bitter and the Sweet”

New Olbrich Botanical Gardens exhibit explores the cacao tree & the story of chocolate in the warm, tropical environment of the Bolz Conservatory! $2 admission or free Wed. & Sat. AM. Learn more>>


Mar 17

Lunch for Libraries Fundraiser

Best-selling author Paula McLain will join us for an afternoon of literary delights and lunchtime delicacies. Check back in January for link to purchase tickets. Overture Center.


Mar 24

Good Food Financing & Innovation Conference

Interested in investing in new food businesses? Want to pitch your idea to investors? You can do both at this annual event, part of the Good Food Festival. Learn more.


Mar 25

Good Food Trade Show

Farmers, producers, school food, industry, and policy stakeholders meet to access new markets, increase local sourcing, and discuss new policy developments. Learn more.


Jun 04

Cows on the Concourse

Meet & greet dairy cows, baby calves - and their farmers! - at the Dane County Farmers' Market to kick off June Dairy Month. Free! More info.


Jun 18

Mad City Vegan Fest

Where curious omnivores to longtime vegans can enjoy delicious vegan samples & find information on protecting animals, the environment, and health. More info.


Sep 16 - Sep 18

Green County Cheese Days

One of the oldest & largest heritage fests in the US, honoring Swiss heritage, cheesemaking and dairying traditions of the area & more. Held bi-annually.


Sep 18

Bike the Barns

Ride to local farms around Madison with artisan food prepared by local chefs. Proceeds benefit FairShare CSA Coalition’s Partner Shares program. Learn more & register here

Dane County