April 22, 2015 - 12:00pm

Wed. April 22nd: Green Campus Project’s Earth Day Carnival on the UW Platteville Campus – Outside of the Markee Student Center on the UWP West Lawn

Driftless Market is a sponsor for this event!

Event is from Noon to 4pm. Fun activities that will appeal to all.

April 20, 2015 - 6:00pm

Mon. Apr. 20th 6-9pm: Driftless Cooking Cooking Class with Dewey’s Cafe: 

Cena is at it again - hosting another fun cooking class. Join her in welcoming John and Halee Wepking - the head chefs of Dewey’s Café (on the square in Lancaster) into the Driftless Kitchen. When the cooking is done, the fun continues as you dine together Above the Market.

COST: $35:00

Space is limited so register early.

Stop in or call to register 608-348-2696


Snacks: Radishes with butter and sea salt.

First Course: Techniques - proper vegetable blanching, hollandaise sauce, how to poach an egg.)

* Asparagus with hollandaise sauce and a poached egg.

Main Course: whole roasted  pork loin with salsa verde.


* Spring watercress salad

* Whole grain salad w/ farro

Dessert: Rhubarb ginger galette w/ fresh whipped cream



April 10, 2015 - 3:30pm

Join us Friday April 10th from 3:30-7pm to meet Carrie Post of Honey Hill Organic Farm & Apiary CSA for a meet and greet. Honey Hill will be offering a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) share in the Platteville area for the first time this year. Stop by to meet Carrie and learn more about Honey Hill’s offerings.
“Community Supported Agriculture consists of a community of individuals who pledge support to a farm operation so that the farmland becomes, either legally or spiritually, the community’s farm, with the growers and consumers providing mutual support and sharing the risks and benefits of food production.”
-United States Dept. of Agriculture

April 9, 2015 - 3:00pm

Thur. Apr. 9th - 3-5pm: “Healthy Soil, Healthy Plants, Healthy People.” Purple Cow Organics will share information about their organic compost, potting soil, seed starter mix, Tomato Gro and more.

Two Sessions:

  • 3:00-3:30 -  Healthy Soil, Healthy Plants, Healthy People: After 95 years of conventional farming, Purple Cow Organics transitioned a 40 acre field to certified organics (2009-2014). Join Steve Stumbras as he shares Purple Cow Farm notes and looks at this accomplishment from a home grower/gardener’s point of view; encouraging all to consider the relationship between healthy soil, plants & people and their place in today’s modern food system.
  • 4:00-4:30 Seed Starting, Soil Blocking &“How to Grow the Perfect Tomato”: Hands on opportunity to learn more about Purple Cow Tomato GRO, putting tomatoes out in the garden or upsizing into larger containers.
February 21, 2015 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

ONE, TWO, THREE: Simple Steps to Support Local and Sustainable Food

Saturday, February 21st: 12-3pm

Above the Market

Driftless Market, 95 West Main Street, Platteville

There are simple ways we can all support local and sustainable food in our community and region.  A wide variety of great options for finding local foods are often abundant if you know where to look.

ONE - check out local groceries like the Driftless Market.  We carry more local products than you might imagine: local veggies and fruit, eggs, dairy, meat, sauces and syrups, bulk grains & granolas, soap, art, and so much more!

         - Look for local restaurants like Dewey's Café who utilize quality local foods in their daily and seasonal menus. Located on the square in Lancaster.

 TWO - Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a great way for you to be a partner with a local farmer and get weekly produce throughout the growing season.  Two Onion Farm and Honey Hill Organic Farm utilize the Driftless Market as a drop off location for their weekly CSA.

THREE - Buy Direct from local farms and farmers. Local Farmers Markets are a great way to directly connect with the farmer.  Platteville Farmers Market runs all year: every Saturday from May through Oct and the 1st and 3rd Saturdays from November through April.

Join the Driftless Market in a celebration of local foods at a three hour open house highlighting many local farmers and producers in and around Platteville. Discover other unique, creative and sustainable local products as well.

Come meet local food growers and producers:  Two Onion Farm, Three Flat Acres, Lange Farm, Platteville Farmers Market, UWP Sunflower Oil Project, Kelley Placke Organic Milk Soaps, Monique’s Simple Pie Crusts, Lonesome Stone Milling and Dewey's Cafe. There will be information and samples of local products, as well as face painting and kid friendly activities.

The event is scheduled to begin at Noon.  As this is the 3rd Saturday of the month, check out the Platteville Farmers Market before hand at Trinity Episcopal Church, 210 Market Street.  Then wander over to Driftless with your appetite and enjoy good company and tasty treats.

Event is free and donations will be accepted to support the Platteville Food Pantry and  Senior Food  and Nutrition Voucher program!

February 7, 2015 - 9:00am

Driftless “Above the” Market

Expanding our space, our vision, and our offerings!

Driftless Market is excited to announce their expansion “Above the Market”. By removing some drywall, we opened up the stairway leading to the upper level. Previously rented as an apartment, this space has been repurposed and allows Driftless to expand their deli seating, provide access to a public restroom, create needed office space, and expand on popular product lines that fit the mission of the store.

In the front, Window on Main offers a relaxing atmosphere to have lunch with a friend, meet with a group or club, study or work using our free WI-FI. This space allows Driftless to accommodate larger groups for events like monthly cooking classes and our annual Jewelry Party. To date we have had baby showers, meetings and currently, a weekly meditation practice.

In the back room and porch, The Garden Room will introduce to Driftless more organic gardening supplies and resources.  The always popular Seed Saver’s Exchange Heirloom Seed display will be complimented with new Purple Cow Compost organic seed starter, potting mixes and compost tea!  Along with other gardening supplies, Safe Home Farm will bring a variety of organically grown bedding plants.

We enjoy hearing your ideas so stop in to checkout the space. Or join us on Saturday, February 7th when Driftless Market officially opens the Gardens on Main or for our upcoming local food event on Saturday, Feb. 21st, noon to 3pm for 123: Simple Steps for Supporting Local and Sustainable Foods, an open house featuring local vendors and products. For more info on events, daily soups and more checkout the Driftless Market website – www.driftlessmarket.com -  and “Like Us’ on Facebook.

January 24, 2015 - 6:00pm

Taste of Italy: Saturday, Jan. 24th from 6-9pm

Join Chef Cena in welcoming Bruna Pelucchi into the Driftless Kitchen for a "Taste of Italy".

Bruna will share how to prepare regional recipes to create a full Italian meal. When the cooking is done, time is built in for the meal to be shared with all participants. Make an evening of it!

The cost is $35 a person. Space is limited; so sign up soon. 608-348-2696


December 24, 2014 - 9:00am to January 1, 2015 - 12:00pm


  • Wednesday, Dec. 24th - 9am-5pm
  • Thursday, Dec. 25th – CLOSED
  • Wednesday, Dec. 31st - 9am - 5pm
  • Thursday, Jan. 1st – CLOSED
December 18, 2014 - 5:00pm

As always we will have refreshments to help get into the holiday spirit.

December 13, 2014 - 9:00am to December 20, 2014 - 2:00pm

Each Saturday, from Nov. 29th through Dec. 20th the Gift Shop will be open from 9am-2pm.

Opening Reception and Gift Shop on Tuesday, Dec. 2nd from 5-7pm.

Give a gift that gives.
Give a gift that gives opportunity.
Give a gift that gives education.
Give a gift that gives resources.

Proceeds from this event will go to fair-trade women artist cooperatives in Guatemala and Laos and will support futureresearch projects.

Brisa Caleta wor7ks with women’s cooperatives in the Mayan Highlands of Guatemala. Through a three-fold approach, (training, funding, and research) the goal of the Brisa Caleta is to empower the women by helping to establish a fair wage for-profit business in their communities. Products will include hand woven pine baskets, back-strap loom textiles, and other unique products from the highlands of Guatemala.

Poom Loom educates, engages, empowers students and rural communities in the country of Laos through higher education service learning projects. Poom Loom connects Laotian college students with primary students and rural villagers to address community needs through sustainable development, education, and income generation initiatives focusing on the preservation of Laotian culture. Products will include cotton, hemp, and silk textile scarves and handbags; a variety of organic teas; handmade soap; handwoven bookmarks; and handmade recycled bomb jewelry, key chains, and bottle openers from the secret war in Laos.