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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Madison Public Market Foundation leads with development and operations planning

For many years, a vibrant and highly regarded public market has been the dream of entrepreneurs, community leaders and City of Madison employees.  To make this dream a reality, the community-led Madison Public Market Development Committee (MPMDC) ushered approvals through the Common Council, coordinated with City planning and economic development staff, and created a comprehensive […]

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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 […]

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The Madison Public Market:  The Next Stage in Promoting Local Food

Special thanks to our guest blogger, James Shulkin, member of the Madison Public Market Advisory Council! Here in southern Wisconsin, we love our Farmers’ Markets! The Dane County Farmers Market located on the Capitol Square, is reportedly the largest producer-only farmers’ market in the country. While certainly the best known in the region, and a must […]

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Design Planning Update

The City of Madison and the Public Market Design Team led by MSR Design are making steady progress on completing the site plan and floor plan for our Madison Public Market. The first round of initial design concepts were released at our Sneak Peak celebration on May 8. Those designs can be found below. If […]

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Welcome Our New Project Manager, Megan Ballard

The Madison Public Market Foundation is pleased to welcome Megan Ballard as our new Project Manager. Megan previously served as the Treasurer of the Board. A Message from Megan After serving as the Treasurer for the Madison Public Market Foundation, I am excited to shift into the role of Project Manager for the Board of […]

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As a proud supporter of the Madison Public Market, I’m most excited to have a place making attraction that will encourage entrepreneurs to build their businesses by bringing our community and those visiting Madison together to experience a culturally diverse attraction. - Trey Sprinkman, Sprinkman Real Estate

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