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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Wisconsin State Journal: Madison Public Market gives taste of its future offerings

Read the full story April 22, 2018. Artisan salami, salsa, scarves and muffins on display Saturday afternoon gave people a preview — or taste — of what to expect at the Madison Public Market. While the market isn’t expected to open until 2020, hundreds of people sampled food and talked with 20 of the market’s […]

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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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Cap Times: Will the Middleton and Madison public markets compete for customers?

Read the full story January 18, 2018. In just a few weeks, a proposed public market in Middleton could receive the approvals it needs to make the project a reality. If that happens, how will it stack up against the coming Madison Public Market? Both projects will offer residential and retail space in addition to […]

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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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Taste of the Public Market – Holiday Magic! on December 6

After the success of our Taste of the Public Market event in October, many folks have asked us for more Public Market events. We hear you!  We’re planning more Taste of the Madison Public Market events for 2018. Each Taste event will have a different theme to give you sampling of what the Public Market […]

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Letter in Support of the Public Market

Dear City of Madison Alders, Thank you for the opportunity to provide feedback on the City of Madison capital budget. I’m writing in strong support of the $7.5 million to help fund the construction of the Madison Public Market. This is an incredible opportunity for our community and it’s sure to be Madison’s next cherished […]

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Madison Public Market preview event draws large, enthusiastic crowd

  If the size of the crowd and the energy apparent is any indication, the proposed Madison Public Market will be a grand success. At the October 11 “A Taste of the Madison Public Market” preview event, the more than 600 people in attendance indulged in the incredible food and learned about some of the […]

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“I’m excited to be a part of the Madison Public Market, a place where all of our residents and visitors can come together to celebrate great food, our amazing entrepreneurial scene and our community’s diverse strengths and talents.” - Melinda Heinritz, Foundation for Madison Public Schools

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