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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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 […]

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Common Council Approves Collaboration, Design Team

On Tuesday, the City of Madison Common Council made significant progress in moving forward the development of the Madison Public Market. In three resolutions sponsored by alders Larry Palm, Amanda Hall, and Marsha Rummel, the Council approved the Collaboration Agreement with the Madison Public Market Foundation and city staff’s recommendation for architect and engineering design […]

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Madison Magazine: City with a Heart

Read the full story January 29, 2019. Madison’s nonprofits provide critical services that ensure the city’s rich resources are accessible to all its residents. In turn, they rely on the support of donors and the larger business community. So many private business leaders step up to the plate every day, knowing their employees value service […]

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MarketReady 2018: By the Numbers and the People Behind the Numbers

Special thanks to our guest blogger, James Shulkin, member of the Madison Public Market Advisory Council! It’s been just over a year since the inception of the MarketReady Program, an effort to prepare a number of talented chefs, makers and other entrepreneurs with the skills needed to create successful businesses. Funded by the City of […]

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“The Madison Public Market, long in gestation, offers us an extraordinary opportunity to create something special for the public good. It is a unique mash-up inter-weaving economic development, social enterprise, arts, culture and local history, creative place-making, and much more. What a unique asset that will benefit our local community for many years ahead!” - Karen Crossley

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