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.

December 6, 2014 - 9:00am

Join us again this year “Above the Market” as we host 4 area Jewelry Artists who sell their work at the Driftless Market. As always we will have refreshments to help get into the holiday spirit.

Featured Artists include:

  • Valerie Haefner – Dodgeville,
  • Beth Molesworth – Platteville,
  • Lauren Powers - Mineral Point,
  • Cathie Roberts - Scales Mound, IL

We will also be hosting another product demo just in time for your holiday meals - Monique’s Frozen Pie Crust Demo – 10am -2pm

November 27, 2014 - 9:00am
November 13, 2014 - 6:00pm

Event is hosted by the Platteville Main Street Sustainability Committee and will take place in the Historic Platteville Municipal Auditorium at 75 N. Bonson Street.

FREE POP-UP FILM FESTIVAL: Featuring 2014 Real Food Media Contest Winners - www.realfoodmedia.org - Short Films / Big Ideas For Sustainable Food + Farming

Pop Up film festival includes:

* Opening Reception with local food snacks and information tables on; Platteville winter farmers market, Two Onion Farm CSA (community supported agriculture), local UW Platteville Sunflower Oil project, UWP fall semester student project using GIS technology to map local products, backyard composting and vermicomposting, information on local ordinances on keeping backyard bees and chickens, and details on Platteville recycling and waste management!

* Viewing of the 10 Real Food Media contest winning films, followed by moderated discussion.

Childcare will be provided.

November 8, 2014 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Join us for an opportunity to celebrate the opening of our upper level. Tour the "Above the Market" space, learn more about future plans and upcoming events throughout the Holidays, sample Driftless Deli Trays, take part in product demo's (Monique's Frozen Pie Crusts and Puff Pastry Sheets), and participate in fun family friendly activities.


October 25, 2014 - 11:00am

Join us again this year for this fun Annual event on Main Street. As usual we will have plenty of tasty treats!