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Tag: Food

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 … [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 … [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 … [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 … [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 … [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 … [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]

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