City staff is conducting a survey to better understand food buying habits in Madison and to gauge community interest and preferences for the Madison Public Market. The survey can be completed online at the link below. We will also be conducting some in-person "intercept surveys" at branch libraries over the next couple weeks to reach folks who are less likely to access the survey online. This survey is one of several outreach efforts we will be making during the next few months to engage the community about the project.
I am really excited about our progress toward making the Madison Pubic Market a reality. Over the last several months, we have held community meetings, talked with numerous project stakeholders, and met with dozens of prospective public market vendors. The level of interest and enthusiasm has been extraordinary and momentum for creating a Public Market is building.
This online survey is yet another way to reach people and we need your input to help shape the vision. With your help, the Public Market will become a special place in Madison provides more healthy food choices, supports our region's farmers, creates jobs, and grows businesses. Moreover, with thoughtful planning, the Public Market will become a place that adds to Madison's existing food traditions like our beloved farmers markets, and will build on Madison's growing reputation as a city that values and takes pride in the connections between the food on our plates, the strength of our economy, and the health of our community.