“After being involved with the MPM planning for over a decade, I could not be happier for city leaders and staff, and more importantly the entrepreneurs that will make it special, that this project is inching its way towards reality. The Madison Public Market will be a unique center of excellence serving the Madison Region in the agriculture, food and beverage industry. It will also anchor the Cap East District, making it even more dynamic. Kudos to all those involved.”
- Michael Gay, Senior Vice President of Economic Development, Madison Region Economic Partnership
“I couldn’t be more excited to have many local food options all under one roof. I look forward to Madison having a space not only where people can buy food, but that also brings the community and cultures together.”
- Haley Saalsaa, Avid Risk Solutions
The Madison area has many amazing facets, but nothing quite like the public market. I can’t wait to watch this community hub come to life and foster small business growth and diverse connections!
- Rebecca Prochaska, Potter Lawson
I’m excited to have a place where people can share their passions and different cultures. The Madison Public Market has 30 participants in the MarketReady Program, 83% are people of color and 63% are women. This is truly exciting! To have a place where people can come together to shop, eat and just hang out but also to develop community, build relationships and grow. This is very exciting for the people who live here and for the people who will come visit Madison.
- Alice Choi, Hip Foodie Mom
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
We’re excited to create a destination within the Market for locals & visitors alike to celebrate the vast array of our state’s award-winning cheese and to honor the dairy farmers in Wisconsin.
- Suzanne Fanning, Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin
I am so excited for the Madison Public Market – because of its potential to bridge cultural divides, authentically bring community together, and provide the perfect backdrop where together we can build a shared narrative for the future of our City.
- Karen Menendez Coller, Executive Director, Centro Hispano
“I can’t think of any better way to truly experience the culture of a city. The Public Market will be a place that brings people together from all backgrounds to share their love for food; giving the opportunity to diverse local businesses and artisans to have a space to grow and showcase their craft. It will be an important piece to the economic growth of our city and a vibrant destination experience.”
- Sujhey Beisser, Park Bank & Five Senses Palate
“I just love supporting our LOCAL business owners! Hearing that the Public Market was coming to Madison was so exciting. It’s so awesome knowing I’d have the opportunity to experience a variety of local vendors in one spot! Personally, I look forward to bringing my family, knowing the quality the Madison Public Market will bring… It just feels good.”
- Suzanne N. Johnson, Vice President Branch Banking, Park Bank
“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
“I am excited about the sensory experience that the Madison Public Market will offer. Some of my most memorable travel experiences have been the sights and smells of souks and markets in North Africa and South America. It is so great to meet the people who produce the products.” - Tom Otto, Economic Development Specialist, City of Madison