July 26, 2014 - 9:00am

Driftless will be at the Farmers Market the last Saturday of the Month in both July and August, from 9am - noon (or when the ingredients run out), preparing delicious food made with seasonal produce and products that can be found at the Farmers Market and that are provided by the Market vendors.
Saturday, July 26th, Cena and Bill will be cooking up delicious omelets utilizing fresh local eggs from Straka Farm and produce from Gary Olson.
Saturday, August 30th, more info will be coming soon as we know what seasonal items will be available to inspire!

July 3, 2014 - 9:00am to July 4, 2014 - 12:00am

We will be closed on Friday, July 4th for Independence Day! We will be open our regular hours on Thursday, July 3rd and Saturday, July 5th.

Have a Happy and Safe Holiday.

June 18, 2014 - 9:00am to 11:00pm

Due to the fact that we have been without power for over 24 hours, in the interest of safety we have had to discard and compost much of the refrigerated and frozen foods.

We will be restocking things as we can and still have plenty of items on the shelves, with orders coming in  each day.

Thanks again to everyone for their offers to help and for our distributors and vendors who have worked with us to get product back in ASAP.

May 31, 2014 - 6:00pm

Vikki Peterson is back in the DM kitchen, and this time not only is she working with Cena, but she is bring her husband John into the kitchen as well. Come and join all three of them as they prepare an Advanced Indian (as in India, not Native American) Meal.

They will be making aloo bonda (potato fritter appetizers), malai kofta (squash  croquettes in tomato curry), masoor dal (red lentil dish), South Indian cabbage, naan, raita, Basmati rice, and Chai. Fun Fact: Chai means tea, so saying chai tea is redundant.

The cost will be $35 dollars and space is limited. Register by either stopping in the store or calling 608-348-2696.


May 16, 2014 - 5:00pm

You’re Invited! We hope that you will be able to attend the 2nd Annual Platteville Bicycle Festival on Friday, May 16th beginning at 5pm on Main Street. See complete details below.

Thanks to the creative designs of several local and regional artists and metal workers, Platteville’s Main Street district will welcome 4 additional creative bike racks to the landscape, as well as a Platteville Middle School and High School collaborative bike rack whose future home will be Legion Park.  The creative designs were submitted in response to a competition, which was organized and managed by the Platteville Main Street Sustainability Committee and generously funded by a grant from the Platteville Community Fund, funds from the Platteville Main Street program and the City of Platteville/Safe Routes program.  This is the second year of what is now an annual Bicycle Festival at the end of National Bike to Work Week which supports the communities growing interest in biking, recreational trails and healthy / active lifestyles in our community.

2nd Annual Platteville Bike Festival: Friday, May 16th

5pm - Creative Bike Rack Unveiling Walking Tour - meet the artists! begins at Livingston State Bank, 170 West Main

6pm - Bike Tour - bring your bike and helmet for a family friendly bike ride! begins at Momentum Bikes, 25 West Main

6:45pm - Food, Music and Fun! at the Platteville City Park - BYOB

We hope you can join us for this fun event and that you will spread the word with others!

2014 Bike Rack Locations and Artists:

Livingston State Bank 

Title:  Wheels on the Rising Sun

Artist: Brandon k. Marteny, Platteville, WI

Cold Fusion

Title: Miner's Tribute

Artists: Jennifer Haile & Jeff Baker/Baker Iron Works, Platteville, WI

Platteville Post Office

Title: USPS – Mail Rack

Artists: Team Schwert, Gays Mills, WI

Platteville Police Department

Title: Police Dept. Badge Rack

Artists: Emily Fields & Jeff Baker/Baker Iron Works, Platteville, WI

Legion Park and Field - Coming Soon!

Title: BART the Cow


Platteville Middle School Students - Rachel Burkard, Harllie Vosberg, Cameron Sokolik

Platteville High School Welding Students & Jeff Baker/Baker Iron Works, Platteville, WI



May 3, 2014 - 10:00pm

From 10:00 am to 3pm, join Bonnie Ewton (Harmony House Reflexology) & Lisa Cousak (Soul Essential Facial Reflexology) for an opportunity to try out Reflexology.

Current research validates that reflexology can help ease or prevent many common ailments that are often treated with prescription drugs and/or hospitalization.  Reflexology is based on the ability of the body to naturally heal itself.

All proceeds from 20 minute reflexology session will go to Family Advocates. Suggested donation $10

Call or stop in to sign up for a 20 min. session.


April 30, 2014 - 5:30pm

The Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board is hosting their annual grilled cheese competition on April 27th. To stay with this Wisconsin Cheese theme we decided to do a Driftless cooking class inspired by the ultimate comfort food combination, Tomato Soup & Grilled Cheese.

Cena Thorsen, with her right hand woman, Calynn Bennet, will teach how to make home-made tomato basil soup with three different gourmet grilled WI cheese sandwich combinations.

Cost $15.00 per person, registration fee includes a fun dinner party to be shared after the class.

Registration for class is required. Please sign up at Driftless Market’s front counter, or call Driftless Market @ 608-348-2696 to reserve your spot. Space is limited.


April 26, 2014 - 10:00am

Announcement of Upcoming “Eating Local on a Budget” Workshop

The Driftless Market, Platteville Farmers Market, and Platteville Main Street Sustainability Committee are excited to partner with the Dubuque County ISU Extension to host a spring educational class in order for the community to prepare for spring and seasonal eating!  Regional foods coordinator, Brittany Bethel, will provide suggestions and solutions for eating healthy and locally-sourced food on a budget.   

This workshop will provide an overview of why it’s important to eat local, will reference research done comparing the cost of local vs. non-local foods and will offer practical advice on how to eat nutritious, seasonal, local and affordable meals.

Following the workshop participants will have the opportunity to visit a variety of local foods displays, and sample tasty local foods. Displays include tables by the Driftless Market, Platteville Farmers Market, Platteville Main Street Sustainability Committee / Backyard Composting, and Two Onion Farm will have a display on featuring a local Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). This event will be kicking off the start of the regular Farmers Market season in Platteville, located at the City Park, just off of the historic Main Street district.

Cost for attending the class is a $5.00 donation for the Senior Nutrition/Food Pantry Voucher Program. Class is FREE for students.

What:  “Eat Local on a Budget” workshop

When: Saturday, April 26th 10:00am-12:00pm

Location: Trinity Episcopal Church Community Room

250 Market Street

Platteville, WI 53818

For questions, please call 608-348-2696 or e-mail heidi@driftlessmarket.com

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Event is Sponsored by the Platteville Farmers Market, Driftless Market and the Platteville Main Street Sustainability Committee



April 12, 2014 - 10:00am

UWP Invertabrate Biology Students will be sampling "Bugs" and sharing information about how bugs are an excellent protien source, and quite sustainable. Learn more and try some "Samples". Samples range from Protien bars made with Cricket Flour, to Chili made with Frozen Crickets.

Display will be up in store from 4/7 - 4/12. Students will be in the store and sampling on Sat. 4/12 from 10-3.