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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Northside News: At Public Market Sneak Peek, public and businesses get MarketReady

Read the full story May 31, 2019. On Wednesday, May 8, Madisonians got their first look inside the future home of the Madison Public Market at 200 N. First St., which currently houses the city’s Fleet Services building. The Public Market Sneak Peek event featured members of the MarketReady program, a project of the Northside […]

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Wisconsin State Journal: Preview of Madison Public Market offers taste of what’s to come in 2021

Read the full story May 9, 2019. As rain poured down from dark skies Wednesday, the future home of the Madison Public Market was alive with excitement as visitors got a flavor of what the long-anticipated East Side venue will be like when it opens in two years. Over the course of a two-hour open […]

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NBC15: Madison Public Market opens its doors for a sneak peek

Read & watch the full story May 8, 2019. The City of Madison invited the public to attend an open house to see the building that will become the future Madison Public Market. Hundreds flocked to the old City of Madison Fleet Services building to get a taste of vendors that will be at the […]

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Wisconsin State Journal: Madison offers peek at Public Market

Read the full story May 7, 2019. The 66-year-old building with sweeping interior open spaces and 20-foot ceilings, huge bay doors, and expansive rows of windows is poised for new life. Already, there is a sense of big things ahead for the two-story industrial space, currently the city’s Fleet Services building on the East Side, which has […]

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“Madison needs this Public Market. It’s an important opportunity for our children of color to have a place where they can go and see many other people of color owning businesses and finding success in our city. I’m excited to welcome our kids to the Market where we can teach them about business ownership. The Public Market is a place we’ll all be proud of.” - Judy Cooper, owner of QB's Magnetic Creations, a MarketReady participant

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