Tag: Food

February 1, 2019 3:38 PM

After months of tireless work and unforeseen setbacks from the August floods that inundated portions of the city, it is great that Luna's Groceries – 2010 Red Arrow Trail – is now officially open for business! I was able to stop in, do some shopping, and catch up with owners Mariam and Joe … [read more]

January 10, 2019 5:14 PM

The City of Madison Employee Bowling Tournament is a long-standing tradition. For the past five years, the event has had an additional great purpose. Of course there is the comradery, and the competition, but more important, the effort to raise money and collect food contributions for Second … [read more]

August 8, 2018 1:36 PM

Behind the Madison East Shopping Center, 2707 E Washington Avenue August 13, 2018 from 6 – 8 pm In celebration of Madison's new Mural Alley, the community is invited to come together to celebrate the five murals now gracing the alleys behind the Madison East Shopping Center. Come view … [read more]

July 11, 2018 2:13 PM

Are you looking for something fun to do this weekend while supporting a wonderful neighborhood? On Saturday, July 14, 2018 from noon to 7pm, Elver Park is hosting the third annual Westfest community celebration. This fun filled day kicks off with a Stop the Violence march and culminates with … [read more]

June 18, 2018 12:21 PM

I am pleased to once again join with so many of our wonderful community allies to help ensure none of our residents go hungry this summer. The City of Madison, REAP Food Group, Madison Metropolitan School District, Public Health of Madison & Dane County, Centro Hispano, and community partners … [read more]

April 27, 2018 2:00 PM

I am delighted that I will be able to join hundreds of area residents at this year’s Nan Cheney March for Justice Award presentation on Thursday, May 3 at Monona Terrace. The event, sponsored by Forward Community Investments gets underway at 5:00 p.m. This year's recipient is Will … [read more]

April 13, 2018 12:04 PM

I am really looking forward to joining dozens of entrepreneurs and hundreds of local residents next week at the Spring Taste of the Madison Public Market. Join us, Saturday, April 21 from 10-2. The event will be held at the downtown Madison College facility, 211 North Carroll. This event … [read more]

April 9, 2018 3:38 PM

It is time for ShredFest 2018. While receiving free and confidential shredding for your personal records of up to 100 pounds of paper, you can donate to the Second Harvest Foodbank. What a great way to prevent identity theft, get some spring cleaning done, and help your fellow Madisonians end … [read more]

January 11, 2018 2:12 PM

The City of Madison is lucky to have employees that are dedicated to their community in many ways. Not only do they work diligently every day to keep our great City running smoothly, but on their time off, they get together, as a team each year, to do something good for the community, and I truly … [read more]

November 9, 2017 3:45 PM

Even before its construction, the Madison Public Market is already helping to grow the next generation of local food-based businesses. The Public Market will be a year- round, inclusive and welcoming community destination featuring a diverse pool of entrepreneurs offering fresh produce from … [read more]

October 6, 2017 2:23 PM

Wednesday, Oct. 11 5 - 8 pm 945 E. Washington Ave. The … [read more]

July 31, 2017 4:06 PM

If it seems like you are noticing some really, really fit people in and around Madison this week, you are right! We are hosting the 2017 Reebok CrossFit games and we have thousands of athletes, families, spectators, and volunteers in Madison. CrossFit is a fitness program that combines a … [read more]

June 8, 2017 11:25 AM

Join your neighbors and friends this weekend and throughout the summer at the Elver Park Farmers Market. The Market is the result of the efforts of the Madison West Neighborhood Association and the Prairie Hills Neighborhood Association and will run through Saturday, September 16. Hours of … [read more]

May 12, 2017 12:59 PM

Madison turned out in droves last night for the first in a series of three Madison Night Markets downtown. What a great event with plenty of music, including from members of the UW Marching Band, and local musicians as well. Dozens of food stands and carts, and lots of other vendors, from … [read more]

May 9, 2017 1:06 PM

This Thursday, May 11 marks the first of three Madison Night Markets to be held this summer. I look forward to being there to help kick things off at Lisa Link Peace Park, along with Bucky Badger, the UW Marching Band, dozens of merchants and hundreds of visitors. The Market, located along … [read more]

December 21, 2016 12:55 PM

Sharing this information with gratitude for the hard work of so many to make this a reality. Happy Holidays! [read more]

June 16, 2016 12:36 PM

Let's Eat Out, which features a rotating line up of some of Madison's best food carts all across the city, is back at it this summer! The carts will be at the below locations throughout the city Mondays through Thursdays from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm through August 4th. This is a great opportunity to … [read more]

June 18, 2015 12:01 PM

I encourage all Madison area residents to join in the upcoming Juneteenth Celebration this weekend. Although the original Juneteenth was celebrated in Texas 150 years ago, the Madison tradition began here in the early 1990's. Annie Weatherby-Flowers, a dedicated City of Madison employee has been … [read more]

June 9, 2015 11:41 AM

Let's Eat Out! is in full swing all across Madison. Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday some of Madison's favorite carts can be spotted in multiple neighborhoods each evening throughout the City. From Sandburg Elementary or Wheeler Road to Meadowood Park or the Villager Shopping Mall, … [read more]

May 1, 2015 4:13 PM

Let’s Eat Out! 2015 begins on Monday, May 4th. If you are not familiar, Let’s Eat Out! is a group of food carts with a mission of promoting and advocating for the success of local mobile food entrepreneurs, bringing neighborhoods together, and expanding access to local food. You may be … [read more]

March 26, 2015 11:21 AM

If you’re looking for an alternative to tonight’s basketball game, join me for a screening of the movie Food Chains at the Monona Terrace at 6 pm. The movie examines the plight of tomato farm laborers in Florida in an agricultural system dominated by large retailers and fast food restaurants. … [read more]

March 20, 2015 5:01 PM

Thank you to Alder Marsha Rummel for leading the effort to honor Will and Becky Green and Mentoring Positives at our most recent Common Council meeting. Mentoring Positives is celebrating ten years of service to Madison youth and the organization is making an incredible difference in the lives … [read more]

March 12, 2015 4:22 PM

The City of Madison has a renewed focus on issues of race and equity as a result of the tragic events of last Friday night. As we continue that focus, I think it is also important to keep working in areas where neighbors are helping neighbors. One of those events is occurring Saturday night at … [read more]

February 3, 2015 12:35 PM

Another busy weekend in Madison. Of course there was the Frostiball that Sara and I attended with over 1,200 others at the Overture Center Saturday night. Another great event!  It is certainly a nice way to break up the winter. Earlier on Saturday, I was able to attend Super Saturday held … [read more]

October 9, 2014 12:05 PM

Tuesday’s Council meeting brought out a number of issues related to food, a public market, and equity.   I think it is important to realize that creating food equity in Madison will not be solved by splitting the public market district. While Madison might support multiple markets in … [read more]

September 11, 2014 9:06 AM

Congratulations to Mark Skogen, President and CEO of Festival Foods, for being named Wisconsin’s Grocer of the Year for 2014. As you probably know, Festival Foods will soon be building a store on East Washington Avenue. The groundbreaking will be held on September 16th and the store is planned … [read more]

August 5, 2014 9:08 AM

On Saturday, we were honored with a visit from Administrator Anne Alonzo of the Agricultural Marketing Service division of the United States Department of Agriculture to kick-off the 15th Annual National Farmers’ Market Week. I would like to thank our USDA partners, especially … [read more]