Boardman Clark Law and others drive initial support for Public Market

Boardman Clark announced its flagstone corporate sponsorship during a special “Taste of the Madison Market” event, held on October 18, 2018 in Boardman Clark’s main office in downtown Madison. While the firm’s sponsorship includes a financial commitment of $250,000 over the next five years, the firm has also committed to providing programming and other nonfinancial […]

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MSR selected to design the Madison Public Market

After releasing an RFP in August and reviewing 11 different proposals from Madison and around the country, City staff is recommending that the City engage an architecture and engineering team led by Minneapolis-based MSR Design to complete the design of the Madison Public Market building. The recommendation will go to the Common Council for approval. […]

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MarketReady Merchants Shine This Holiday Season

Many of the Madison Public Market’s MarketReady merchants are already up and running, ready to make your holidays shine! You don’t have to wait for the Market to open to experience the unique, high quality products and gifts these businesses have to offer this holiday season. Support small, local businesses right here in Madison and […]

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WISC Editorial Agenda 2018: Madison’s Public Market

July 2, 2018. Neil Heinen shares excitement for developments in the Madison Public Market planning, highlighting incorporation of neighborhood and community input Watch now

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Updated site plan positions the Public Market for success

Tremendous progress continues to happen as the City of Madison and the Madison Public Market Foundation work to make our Madison Public Market a reality. This evening, the City released an updated site plan that positions the public market for success. The updated site plan makes the following improvements to the project site plan: Locates […]

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Wisconsin State Journal: Know Your Madisonian: Former UW-Madison employee, longtime Public Market advocate sees project close to reality

Read the full story May 11, 2018. For more than 20 years Anne Reynolds made a career out of assisting cooperatives from nationally recognized brands, such as Ocean Spray, as well as local outlets such as Willy Street Co-op. Although she retired as executive director of UW-Madison’s Center for Cooperatives in January, Reynolds remains busy […]

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Spring Taste of the Madison Public Market – Say Cheese! April 21

We’re making exciting progress towards opening our Public Market in 2020! Stop by our Spring Taste of the Madison Public Market to celebrate local entrepreneurship and experience what our Public Market will be. Saturday, April 21 10am – 2pm Madison College (downtown campus – 211 N. Carroll Street) Over 20 local entrepreneurs will be offering […]

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MarketReady Program Participants in the Media Spotlight

Previous blogs on this page have described the activities of the MarketReady Program. Sponsored by the City of Madison and administered by the Northside Planning Council on behalf of the Madison Public Market, MarketReady provides training, supportive services and micro-grants for entrepreneurs interested in becoming Market vendors. Program recipients are typically individuals from groups facing […]

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Holiday Taste of the Madison Public Market draws over 400 attendees!

Earlier this month, the Madison Public Market Foundation hosted the Madison Public Market Holiday Magic celebration, which drew over 400 people. Attendees were regaled with edible, wearable, sniff-able and show-off- able wares, made by vendors with a particular interest in the proposed Madison Public Market. A highlight of the evening was a chance for a […]

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Small Business Saturday Makes a Big Difference for Local Entrepreneurs

Looking for something special for that special someone this holiday season? Tired of seeing Amazon and WalMart gobble up the local business economy, leaving empty storefronts across Main Street America? Perhaps your best bet is to support your friends and neighbors by buying local on Small Business Saturday, this November 25th. Specialty body care products, […]

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It’s exciting to see the progress being made toward opening a public market in Madison–it’s been a long time coming! Not only will we have access to local foods year-round, but the vision and development of this market is truly inclusive and diverse, working with a number of women-owned businesses and entrepreneurs of color, from a diversity of cultural backgrounds. Food is such an important expression of culture and a means for connection–I’m looking forward to celebrating and connecting with our diverse community of inspiring and passionate food entrepreneurs at our public market! - Otehlia Cassidy, Madison Eats Food Tours

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