City of Madison Public Market Info & Feedback Session


The City of Madison has scheduled another Info & Public Feedback Session for September 5, 2019. Public input has been a core piece of the planning process, incorporating thousands of public comments through surveys, public input sessions, and Taste of the Market events over the last few years. This is your next chance to see more detailed plans and provide feedback before the design team finalizes the design plans and the City moves forward with the design approval process.

Members of the Design Team, led by MSR Design, the Public Market Development Committee, the Madison Public Market Foundation, and the City of Madison Office of Economic Development will present the latest plans and collect feedback.

The event will be open-house style with a presentation and Q&A panel starting shortly after 6:00 PM. After the panel, there will be small breakout groups for anyone who wants to approach and ask specific questions with the team.

Information & Feedback Session Details
Thursday, September 5
6:00 PM
Madison Municipal Building
215 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Room 215

At the meeting, the public will view detailed designs that highlight the mix of experiences that will be offered within this unique community building.  City Staff and the project architects will share information about the mix and layout of merchants at the market, the event spaces, informal gathering areas, the market kitchen, outdoor plazas, and potential community arts/exhibit spaces.  There will also be an update on pedestrian, bike and car access, building entries and landscaping plans.  Finally, staff will share how sustainability features will be included in the design, such as  innovative water conservation techniques, solar panels, and natural ventilation.

RSVP on Facebook (optional)

Sneak Peek of the Future Public Market on May 8!


Wednesday, May 8
5-7 PM
200 N. First Street (Fleet Services Building)

Join the City of Madison and the Madison Public Market Foundation on Wednesday, May 8 to share feedback on updated designs for the Madison Public Market and to tour the building that will be the Market’s future home.

Our design team has begun their work and we are looking to hear your thoughts on the initial plans. You’ll get an update on the latest designs for the Market, a chance to sample tasty treats and view unique artisan crafts from local merchants, and a first look at the unique Fleet Services building that will soon be the Market’s home.

Stop by this open house style, free event! Online RSVP appreciated, but not required.

You can also visit our Facebook event page.

For more information about the event or about Madison’s first Public Market, contact us at info@madisonpublicmarket.org

Merchants
These new business and local favorites will be at this event providing free samples and full portions of their delicious cuisine for sale. Try them all!

Artesan Fruit
Bohemian Bauble
Caracas Empanadas
Ember Foods
Café Social
Grasshopper Goods
Just Coffee
Madre Yerba
Savvy Pet Foods
QB’s Magnetic Creations
Melly Mels
Landmark Creamery
Perfect Imperfections
Madame Chu Delicasies
SuperCharge! Foods
Ugly Apple

Opportunities to learn and give feedback
The Public Market Design team has produced the first draft of updated plans for the Market. This is your opportunity to provide feedback and be a part of the process. Interactive stations set up around the event will include topics such as:

Guiding Design Principles and Priorities
Site Plan
Floor Plan/Vendor Layout
Market Kitchen
Event Space
Sustainability Features

Getting to the Event
Getting to our Market home is easy! Fleet Services is located at the corner of E. Johnson and First Street. Vehicle parking for this event is available in the shopping mall lot at the corner of First St. and E. Wash. You can plan your bus ride with Madison Metro on Google Maps.

Spring Taste of the Madison Public Market – Say Cheese! April 21


We’re making exciting progress towards opening our Public Market in 2020! Stop by our Spring Taste of the Madison Public Market to celebrate local entrepreneurship and experience what our Public Market will be. Saturday, April 21 10am – 2pm Madison College (downtown campus – 211 N. Carroll Street) Over 20 local entrepreneurs will be offering FREE samples of their delicious, unique food and handmade goods. Come hungry! Larger portions will be available for purchase. The theme of the event is Say Cheese! The Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board is sponsoring a FREE cheese tasting featuring a wide variety of award-winning Wisconsin cheeses. This family-friendly event will also include children’s activities sponsored by Madison Public Library. Chocolate Shoppe will be offering the kiddos (and, ok, adults too) FREE ice cream! Taste of the Madison Public Market is free and open to the public. The current list of participating, local businesses include (more being added – check back often):

The Dane County Farmer’s Market will be open, so swing by the farmer’s market and stop in the public market for a day of Madison’s best food and crafts! Plenty of parking is available at the City ramp directly across the street from Madison College. For more information, contact info@madisonpublicmarket.org. Thank you to our awesome sponsors!

Taste of the Public Market – Holiday Magic! on December 6


After the success of our Taste of the Public Market event in October, many folks have asked us for more Public Market events. We hear you!  We’re planning more Taste of the Madison Public Market events for 2018. Each Taste event will have a different theme to give you sampling of what the Public Market will offer.

 

Our next Taste event is coming up on December 6. Join us to experience some of the magic of the holiday season with the merchants and makers of your Public Market. Explore the traditions and customs of Madison’s many cultures through tasty treats and gifts for your loved ones.  Join your friends and neighbors in celebrating the holidays at this free event.

Wednesday, December 6
5 – 8 pm
945 E. Washington Ave.

To honor this season of merriment, Taste of the Public Market – Holiday Magic! will feature performances by Madison musicians. There will be activities for the kids, and even a visit from a certain gentleman who dresses in red!

  • Market Hall: Sample the delicious and unique foods of Madison, and wrap up your Holiday shopping with locally handcrafted artisans.
  • Children’s Area: Seasonal activities and a certain “jolly old elf” will entertain and delight the little ones.
  • Live Music and Performances: Featuring performances by Madison-area musicians from many different traditions and cultures. Sure to get you tapping toes, humming along, and into the Holiday Spirit.

The Holidays are a time for togetherness. So grab a friend, a colleague, or a neighbor to learn about and support Madison’s next hub for all things local.

Like our Facebook event to stay updated on event details.

The event location is near the corner of Brearly & E. Wash next to the Credit Union. Parking is available in the lot behind the building. Enter from the backdoor entrance off the parking lot.

Merchants at our Holiday Magic event include:

Old Lady HM
Mad Urban Bees
Origin breads
Paleo Mama
Rushing Waters Fisheries
Grasshopper Goods
Sincerely Makayla
Otavalo Art
Piranga Candles
Rosy Made Designs
White Jasmine
Body Shine LLC
Madre Yerba
Madame Chu
Perfect Imperfections
QBs Magnetic Creations
Brown Rice and Honey
Libros for Kids
Caracas Empanadas
Bodega Nana
Off the Block Pizza and Salsa
Melly Mel’s Catering

 

A huge thank you to Gorilla Movers for moving all the tables needed for our event. They saved us hundreds of dollars!

Get a Taste of the Madison Public Market on October 11!


The merchants are the heart of our Public Market. With the selection of diverse MarketReady entrepreneurs, we are so close to making our Public Market a reality. The Market will not only foster an ecosystem for accelerating local businesses, but it will also be a unique community gathering place where we honor the different customs and history of Madison’s many cultures through art, storytelling, and delicious food.

Stop by Taste of the Madison Public Market event to meet several of the MarketReady entrepreneurs and enjoy a sampling of the many activities and experiences that will be available at our vibrant, community-based Public Market.

Wednesday, October 11
5-8pm
945 E. Washington Ave.

Activities at the Taste event will represent sections of our Market, which include:

  • Market Hall: 15 vendors (including several MarketReady entrepreneurs) who will be offering FREE SAMPLES and larger portions for purchase of their unique food and products that can’t be found anywhere else in Madison. Many of these vendors are preparing to launch their business in the Public Market with the support of the MarketReady program. (see below for a list of the participating vendors)
  • Children’s Area: Story-telling children’s activity by Araceli Exparza who is a MarketReady entrepreneur and plans to open a children’s bookstore that carries bilingual books and local authors inside the Market.
  • Local Art: Small collection of art by local artists by Alisa Toninato of American Skillets and Aaron Lux of Aaron Lux Design
  • Live Music and Event Space: Music from around the world by DJ 40 Roundz and sponsored by our friends at Dane Dances, special Dane Dances mini dance party 7-8pm
  • Food Innovation Center: Exhibit displaying what the Center will offer and how it will significantly increase local food in our community. Thanks to our friends at FEED Kitchens for sponsoring this space at the event.

Our Public Market is sure to be Madison’s next treasured community space. Be one of the first to experience this amazing project and learn more about the details.

RSVP is appreciated for our Merchants to approximate quantities, but not required.

Like our Facebook event to stay updated on event details.

The event location is near the corner of Brearly & E. Wash next to the Credit Union. Parking is available in the lot behind the building. Enter from the backdoor entrance off the parking lot.

 

MERCHANTS OFFERING A TASTE OF THEIR PRODUCTS DURING THE OCT. 11 EVENT:

  • SuperCharge! Foods – juice made from microgreens grown at their indoor vertical farm)
  • Madame Chu – Southeast Asian sauces and delights
  • Cafe Social – fairly traded, no-chemical coffee from the heart of the Andes
  • Ugly Apple – specializes in breakfast made from over stock fruit and veggies from local farmers
  • Madre Yerba – organic, healing body care products
  • Slide Food Cart & Catering – gourmet slider sandwiches and homemade potato chips
  • Perfect Imperfections – natural body care products
  • QB’s Magnetic Creations – magnetic badge holders, brooches, eyeglass holders, and other promotional items
  • dZi Little Tibet Food Cart – Tibetan food creations made from vegetables they grow
  • Fruta Artesana – intricate carved watermelon and other fruit for special events
  • Just Coffee – fair trade coffee with total transparency
  • Mad Urban Bees – sustainable Urban Beekeeping
  • Rushing Waters Fisheries – sustainable, farm-raised smoked Rainbow Trout
  • Off the Block Pizza (Mentoring Positives) – engaging youth in building career skills and the power of socially responsible business
  • Curtis and Cake – baked goods and confections inspired by the American South
  • Grasshopper Goods – Wisconsin’s first mobile boutique providing primarily Midwest artisan and maker goods
  • Chocolate Shoppe – Madison-based ice cream with 100 super-premium flavors

 

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