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Alder Barbara Vedder

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Alder Barbara Vedder

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Home Address:

2314 E Dayton St

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Common Council Office:
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Room 417
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
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Public Market Taste this Saturday!

April 19, 2018 9:33 AM

The Madison Public Market Foundation is hosting a spring Taste of the Madison Public Market event to give Madisonians an opportunity to meet a few vendors that are preparing to launch their businesses in the Market. The event will feature free samples and larger lunch portions for purchase from vendors participating in the multi-cultural MarketReady program, as well as, established Wisconsin favorites. This free, family-friendly event will also offer kids activities sponsored by Madison Public Library and a free award-winning cheese tasting sponsored by the Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin (formerly the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board).

Saturday, April 21 
10:00 am – 2:00 pm 
Madison College downtown campus (211 N. Carroll Street,
2nd floor community room)
Parking located across the street in the City parking ramp

Participating vendors include:

  • Madame Chu (Singaporean sauces)
  • Melly Mel's (Soul food)
  • Tortillas Los Angeles (tortillas)
  • Brown Rice & Honey (vegan, tribal sourced and indigenous ingredients)
  • SuperCharge! Foods (micro greens and juice)
  • Artesan Fruit (carved fruit and edible gift baskets)
  • Perfect Imperfections (skin and body care)
  • Yaseen Handicrafts (hand dyed scarves and jewelry) Coco Vaa (chocolates) Salsa Man Salsa (salsa and chips)
  • Tamaleria el Poblano / Sabor de Puebla (tamales)
  • Otovalo Arts (Andean crafts, instruments, jewelry)
  • Chocolate Shoppe (ice cream)
  • Just Coffee (coffee)
  • Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board (variety of Wisconsin cheese)
  • Carr Valley Cheese

Underground Food Collective (cured meats and sandwiches)

"The Madison Public Market is an opportunity for our community to promote and support the growth of strong family businesses within diverse communities in Madison. Once the Market is open, not only will we enjoy these businesses' unique culinary offerings, but the Market will also generate $16-$20M in annual sales, significantly growing our local food and local business economy. Our spring Taste event will highlight several of these new and accelerating businesses," shared Mayor Paul Soglin.

For more information about the Madison Public Market or this weekend's Taste event, contact Amanda White, Madison Public Market Foundation at (608) 698-9104 or

A huge thank you to our community sponsors:

Hooper Foundation-General Heating and Air Conditioning, Madison Area Technical College, Madison Public Library, Wisconsin Cheese. 

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