The DCFM Cook­book is here! Cel­e­brat­ing 50-plus years of one of the country’s most renowned farm­ers mar­ket with recipes that fea­ture local ingre­di­ents with an inter­na­tion­al spin, it’s also is a gor­geous, warm-heart­ed salute to the ven­dors, shop­pers and chefs who make the mar­ket a com­mu­ni­ty. All pro­ceeds ben­e­fit the DCFM!

 
 

Get the Cookbook

Purchase it at the Dane County Farmers’ Market on Saturday or Wednesday at the info booth.

To order for shipment from Little Creek Press, click here.

To order for shipment from Amazon, click here.

You can also find the cookbook at many bookstores, gift shops, and other retail outlets—scroll down to the bottom of this page for a list of locations and upcoming author events.

For wholesale orders, contact Little Creek Press at 608.553.1953 or info@littlecreekpress.com.

For questions or inquiries, contact cookbook@DCFM.org.

Click here to take a look inside the cookbook.

About the Book

A Delicious Wisconsin Book of 125 Harvest Recipes

This farm to table cookbook is a gorgeous, warm-hearted salute to the nationally renowned Dane County Farmers’ Market in Madison, Wisconsin. It is the largest producers-only farmers market in the United States, attracting thousands of tourists and locals weekly. Madison has been called a top foodie paradise thanks to the 150+ vendors selling farm-fresh vegetables and fruit, pastured meats, world-class cheese, luscious baked goods, maple syrup and honey, and artisan foods from all corners of the state.

“As a sous chef in New York City . . . I didn’t know much about Wisconsin’s capital city, but even in Manhattan the Dane County Farmers’ Market was a legend.”

—Chef Tory Miller, James Beard Award Winner

A Vegetable-Forward, Farm to Table Cookbook of International Cuisine

Whether you are seeking farmers market recipes or ideas for your own garden produce, this expertly produced cookbook features both contemporary and heritage dishes that showcase local foods and global flavors. Enjoy exciting and healthy vegetable recipes such as Hungarian Tomato and Pepper Stew, Garlic Scape Feta Pesto Salad, and Red Kabocha Squash Soup with Thai Eggplant. Cook up local meats into Tacos de Carnitas, Hmong Mustard Greens with Boiling Pork, or Milanese-influenced Bison Osso Buco. This luscious farm cookbook includes heartfelt stories and treasured dishes from Wisconsin’s diverse growers, cheesemakers, and artisan producers, as well as the chefs and passionate weekly shoppers who make the market a community. The bold-flavored, internationally inspired recipes are seasoned with wise culinary tips from notable Wisconsin author and former chef Terese Allen.

In addition to 125 recipes that give a global spin to healthy regional ingredients, the book includes an account of 50+ years of Dane County Farmers’ Market history, a foreword by James Beard award-winning chef Tory Miller of L’Etoile restaurant, and many pages of colorful market photographs.

The hardcover, full-color, 258-page cookbook was published by Little Creek Press (Mineral Point, WI). For inquiries or more information, write to cookbook@DCFM.org.

About the Author

Terese Allen has been called Wisconsin’s “premier food writer” and “the keeper of its culinary heritage.” Her columns have run in Edible Madison, Edible Door, Isthmus, Wisconsin Trails, and elsewhere, and her books include The Flavor of WisconsinThe Flavor of Wisconsin for KidsFresh Market WisconsinWisconsin Local Foods Journal, and The Ovens of Brittany Cookbook. Terese is a co-founder and longtime leader of the Culinary History Enthusiasts of Wisconsin (CHEW) and past president of REAP Food Group.

Terese Allen at an event at Verona Public Library in Verona, WI (on 11/7/23).

Upcoming Book Events

  • Saturday, April 20th, 8:30–10:30 a.m. Author signing at the Dane County Farmers’ Market on the Square (Madison, WI)
  • Thursday, April 25th, 6:30 p.m. Author talk & book signing. Sun Prairie Public Library(Sun Prairie, WI).
  • Saturday, May 4th, 8:30–10:30 a.m. Author signing at the Dane County Farmers’ Market on the Square (Madison, WI)
  • Saturday, May 25th, 12:30–2:00 p.m. Author Terese Allen, book discussion and signing. Lion’s Mouth Bookstore (Green Bay, WI).
  • Saturday, June 1st, 8:30–10:30 a.m. Author signing at the Dane County Farmers’ Market on the Square (Madison, WI)
  • Thursday, June 6th, 6:30 p.m. Author Terese Allen in conversation with Milwaukee food writer Lori Fredrich; book signing to follow. Free event, pre-register here. Boswell Books (Milwaukee, WI) 
  • Tuesday, June 18, 4:00 p.m. Discussion with author Terese Allen and book signing. Door County Library, Egg Harbor (Egg Harbor, WI).
  • Sunday, June 30, 10 a.m.–noon. Author signing and recipe samples with Terese Allen at the Bekah Kate’s shop during Baraboo’s monthly Sunday Market (Baraboo, WI).

Check back again for more upcoming events.

Photo credits: Book cover, Lucinda Ranney; author, Jeannie Kokes; rice dish, Jesse Brookstein; cucumbers and man with mushrooms William C. Lubing.

Find the Cookbook at These Locations (and More!)

In Madison:

  • Bandit Tacos and Coffee
  • Fromagination
  • Lake City Books
  • Leopold’s Book Bar and Caffe
  • Little Luxuries
  • Monona Terrace Convention Center Gift Shop
  • Mystery to Me
  • Olbrich Botanical Gardens Gift Shop
  • Orange Tree Imports
  • Pasture & Plenty
  • Room of One’s Own
  • Stella's Bakery
  • University Bookstore

Also:

  • Arcadia Books (Spring Green, WI)
  • Books and Company (Oconomowoc, WI)
  • Books on FIrst (Dixon, IL)
  • Boswell Books (Milwaukee, WI)
  • Branch and Daughter (Windsor, WI)
  • The Bruce Company (Middleton)
  • Cathryn’s Market (Dodgeville, WI)
  • Cheesers (Stoughton, WI)
  • Cornucopia Kitchen Corner (Sturgeon Bay, WI)
  • Driftless Chocolates (Mount Horeb, WI)
  • Fair Isle Books (Washington Island, WI)
  • Flyte Family Farm Store (Coloma, WI)
  • Kismet Books (Verona, WI)
  • Landmark Creamery (Paoli, WI)
  • The Local Store (Eau Claire, WI)
  • Martha Merrell’s Books (Waukesha, WI)
  • Novel Bay Booksellers (Sturgeon Bay)
  • Reader’s Realm Books (Montello, WI)
  • Republic of Letters (Mineral Point, WI)
  • River Valley Ranch (Burlington, WI)
  • Seven Acre Dairy (Paoli, WI)
  • Village Booksmith (Baraboo, WI)
  • Woodland Pattern Book Center (Milwaukee, WI)
  • Yardstick Books (Algoma, WI)

Ask for it at your local library, too. Or place a hold on it at https://www.linkcat.info/.