First 5 Public Market vendors unveiled!

After 15+ years of community feedback, planning, and preparing, the Madison Public Market Foundation in partnership with the City of Madison, has made significant progress in making our Public Market a reality. With the architectural design plan complete, $3M raised in philanthropic funds, the site at the City’s Fleet Building secured, and the recent Mayor’s […]

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100+ citizens and organizations spoke up for equity through entrepreneurship

Over the last six weeks, the Mayor’s office and City alders have received well over 100 emails and phone calls in support of the City’s continued investment in our Public Market. While we are all facing daily obstacles and unprecedented challenges, so many of you took the time to speak up for our Market and […]

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Resources for Supporting the Public Market

Friends, Thank you for your desire to support our Madison Public Market project. We’ve come way too far and the need for supporting our small businesses is too great to stop the momentum now! The Madison Public Market Foundation has put together a variety of talking points below to help you write letters to the […]

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Mayor Re-evaluates Funding for Public Market

Madison Public Market Foundation’s response regarding the Mayor’s re-evaluation of funding for the Madison Public Market project due to COVID-19 Our Madison Public Market is a shovel-ready project that’s been in the making for nearly 20 years. The core mission of the Madison Public Market is equity-based economic development. As an economic development project, the […]

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COVID-19 prompts innovative collaboration among Christine’s Kitchens, FEED and MarketReady

It’s times like these when we depend on our friends and family to help us through. The Coronavirus and the Safe at Home initiative has us spending more time at home and foregoing trips to our favorite restaurants. With large gatherings cancelled or postponed, catering operations have no one to cook for. That’s been especially […]

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Welcome to our newest board members

The Madison Public Market is excited to introduce our newest Madison Public Market Foundation Board members. Leslie Watkins, Laura Heisler, and Rachel Kerr joined our board in November and have been wonderful additions to the Public Market team. Leslie Watkins, a longtime Madison resident is an experienced management professional with an extensive background in sales, […]

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Madison Public Market Foundation Seeks Graphic Designer

Request For Proposals Graphic Design Overview The Madison Public Market is a public/private partnership between the City of Madison and the Madison Public Market Foundation. The $13 million project breaks ground this fall in the City’s 45,000 square foot Fleet Services facility. The Foundation will be the operator of the market upon opening in 2021. […]

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200 N. First Street – A Perfect Future Market Home

After years of thoughtful planning, community conversations, and guidance from national public market experts, the Fleet Services Building (200 N. First St.) was chosen as the ideal home to our future Madison Public Market. And those of us on the Board of the Madison Public Market Foundation and Advisory Council couldn’t agree with this decision […]

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Holiday Market, December 14th

The Madison Public Market is happy to announce this year’s Holiday Market! Please join us Saturday, December 14th for a special holiday gathering, and a sneak peek at our Market’s new home in the Fleet services building. Featuring many local vendors, merchants, musicians and more, this free event is the perfect way to mingle with […]

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Mayor Maintains Support of the Market in the City’s Budget

Mayor Rhodes-Conway has upheld the City’s commitment to move forward with the Madison Public Market, reflecting support for this community economic development project. In her 2020 Capital Budget Plan, released last week, she maintained the City’s commitment of funding just over half of the project costs. In her Executive Capital Budget Memo released on September […]

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“I just love supporting our LOCAL business owners! Hearing that the Public Market was coming to Madison was so exciting. It’s so awesome knowing I’d have the opportunity to experience a variety of local vendors in one spot! Personally, I look forward to bringing my family, knowing the quality the Madison Public Market will bring… It just feels good.” - Suzanne N. Johnson, Vice President Branch Banking, Park Bank

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