Wisconsin State Journal: Food Innovation Center can boost availability of local foods in region

Read the full story September 24, 2017. If a vibrant Market Hall filled with vendors, events and music delivers the pizzazz to the Madison Public Market, the adjacent Food Innovation Center offers enormous potential to increase the availability of local foods throughout the region, supporters say. The three-story, 15,000- square-foot food-processing facility and training center […]

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Wisconsin State Journal: From momos to children’s books, cultural diversity at heart of Madison Public Market

Read the full story September 24, 2017. Using her grandmother’s long-lost recipes, Singapore native Josey Chu spends more than eight hours making each batch of salty peanut myonya and other sauces. Angel Torres and Leticia Flores, natives of Mexico, grow corn at a cooperative in Verona and use the grain to make organic tortillas at […]

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Wisconsin State Journal: Meet the entrepreneurs being groomed for the Madison Public Market

Read the full story September 24, 2017. If the 30 entrepreneurs in the Madison Public Market’s MarketReady program are any indication, the market will be a crossroads of cultural diversity. The program is offering this group of local chefs, bakers, artisans and specialty retailers extra support as they prepare to grow their businesses into the […]

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Get a Taste of the Madison Public Market on October 11!

The merchants are the heart of our Public Market. With the selection of diverse MarketReady entrepreneurs, we are so close to making our Public Market a reality. The Market will not only foster an ecosystem for accelerating local businesses, but it will also be a unique community gathering place where we honor the different customs […]

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The Food Innovation Center – Bringing more local food to neighborhoods across Madison

Have you ever wondered if places like your favorite local restaurant, your kid’s school, or your employer’s cafeteria provide local food? The demand for more local produce and food products has been on the rise, but larger institutions have had difficulty securing enough local food options to meet the demand. An important goal of the […]

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Cap Times: East Madison program behind Off the Block salsa looks to sell pizza at Public Market

Read the full story July 31, 2017. Last year, a Madison summer program worked with teens to make frozen pizzas from scratch to help them build business and cooking skills. Before the pizzas, Malia Green hadn’t had much experience cooking. She’d only really ever made boxed brownies and mac n’ cheese, she said. But months spent perfecting […]

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Diversity of applicants to MarketReady program reinforces Public Market’s goals for inclusivity

Through the years, the Madison Public Market concept has gone through many changes. But one important, guiding principle has remained strong: ensure that the Market is a truly inclusive, welcoming place of community for all who reside and visit Madison. From the City of Madison, to the Friends of the Public Market group, to the […]

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Madison Public Market Site Plan Approved!

The City of Madison Public Market Development Committee unanimously voted to approve the current site plan for the Public Market, moving the project forward (See below). The site plan’s main features include: 50,000 square foot Public Market, including a Food Innovation Center Outdoor Market Plaza for outdoor seating, food carts or outdoor merchants, and live […]

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Minneapolis’ Midtown Global Market embraces a neighborhood of many cultures

Many aspects of our Madison Public Market were influenced by successful markets across the country. One Market that demonstrates success in entrepreneurship, multi-culture experience, and strong urban development is right next door – the Midtown Global Market in Minneapolis. Friends of the Madison Public Market member James Shulkin, visited the Global Market and has a […]

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Wisconsin State Journal: MarketReady program offers aid to potential vendors of Public Market

Read the full story May 17, 2017. The opening of the Madison Public Market is still more than two years away, but a program to encourage entrepreneurial minorities, veterans, low-income residents and LGBTQ people to be part of the market has been launched by the city.  Thirty people will be accepted into the MarketReady program […]

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“Boardman Clark provided a lead gift to the Public Market because it resonates with many of our firm’s values, including the commitment to sustainability and social equity, and because it creates an opportunity to partner with the City and drive economic development, with a focus on entrepreneurs from diverse and underrepresented communities.” - Richard Heinemann, Boardman Clark

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