Merchant Selection Process

Be a Part of the Madison Public Market!

The Madison Public Market will have a variety of vending opportunities for businesses of all sizes. From large, restaurant anchor spaces to temporary small booths, the Public Market will support vending opportunities for 130+ businesses every year.

The 30 permanent vendors for the Public Market will be selected by the Madison Public Market Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization that will operate the Market. To date, only 5 Market Merchants have been selected. For the remaining 25 permanent vendor spaces, a list of criteria and a selection process will be announced in mid to late 2021. Until then, interested entrepreneurs are encouraged to complete an online vendor interest form. Businesses that complete this form will be notified when the selection process is announced. We will also invite businesses on this list to participate in our pop-up markets and other promotional events once we are beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.


If you have questions about merchant opportunities or the selection process, please contact info@madisonpublicmarket.org.

I’m excited to have a place where people can share their passions and different cultures. The Madison Public Market has 30 participants in the MarketReady Program, 83% are people of color and 63% are women. This is truly exciting! To have a place where people can come together to shop, eat and just hang out but also to develop community, build relationships and grow. This is very exciting for the people who live here and for the people who will come visit Madison. - Alice Choi, Hip Foodie Mom

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