Madison Public Market
The City of Madison is considering developing a Madison Public Market (Market). Envisioned as the anchor of a dynamic food district with a mix of food aggregation, wholesale, and retail uses, the Market could become the epicenter of our region's food system. The Market would be an indoor, year-round facility that builds on and supports the Madison area's abundant local food system and numerous innovative food businesses and organizations. The City has already devoted energy toward the vision of a Market and Mayor Soglin has charged the Madison Local Food Committee (Committee) in taking this work to the next step.
The City and the Local Food Committee are currently working with a consulting team from Project for Public Spaces, inc. to develop a business plan that will help guide decisions on the location, features, vendors, size, and operating plan for the market. The process of creating this business plan will include numerous opportunities for Madison area residents and stakeholders to share their ideas and opinions on the project.
The City and PPS are hosting a Vendor Outreach Meeting at 5:30pm on Tuesday, December 10 at the Dane County Extension Office on Madison's east side (5201 Fen Oak Drive, Madison, WI). If you are a farmer, food product maker, food retailer, food entrepreneur, artist, or anyone else intereting in starting a business to make or sell something at the Madison Public Market, please attend this meeting and share your thoughts.
PUBLIC MARKET VENDOR SURVEY
The City has created an online survey as a more detailed follow-up to the Vendor Survey conducted last year. If you are a farmer, food business owner, artist, entrepreneur, or otherwise interested in being a vendor/supplier/partner, please take a few minutes to complete the survey:
If you have questions or you are interested in learning more about the Public Market project, please check back to this website for updates and feel free to contact Dan Kennelly in the City of Madison's Office of Business Resources at 267-1968 or email@example.com.