Welcome to a Unique, Vendor-Driven Store that is constantly changing and adding new products!
The Market on Blackhawk (which we have lovingly titled as the 'MoB') was initially formed by a group of local people in Prairie du Chien, WI as an opportunity to engage and bring something new to the current downtown scene. Designed around a "popup store" model, the Market on Blackhawk store had a fantastic two months in November and December, 2021.
The store atmosphere for those two months was engaged, alive, and in-motion. Local vendors making hand-made, custom, and even revitalized products brought their products to the store, and the fun really began. Daily and weekly, a total of 24 vendors brought in new items for sale. On any given day, repeat customers literally had to re-walk the store to see the new local products.
So, as the story goes...all good things have to come to an end.
But, the story didn't end.
One of the original vendors, Kingdom Works Incorporated, stepped up to keep a good thing going. Kingdom Works is a local family owned & operated company in Prairie du Chien who own and operate many businesses such as the Family Farm Pantry, Kingdom Works Fundraising, and a promotional items company titled Your Name on Anything. The goal of Kingdom Works is literally to make money so that they can give it away. 100% of their after-tax profits go toward charitable giving. And that's a fact.
The tight-knit group of local vendors is the real 'magic sauce' (so to speak) of the MoB. Because of their creativity, positive energy, and a desire to use their skills, the MoB is successful and has life.
Are you a local vendor in the Prairie du Chien, WI area and are interested in becoming a vendor? From time to time we do have openings for new Vendors who create products that fall in line with some basic product standards. You are encouraged to check in with us via our online Vendor Application. Once completed, a member of the MoB management (which actually sounds kind of funny) will contact you. While there are no guarantees, it could be worth your while to explore options.
You are welcome to come join visit the MoB in Prairie du Chien at 109 East Blackhawk Avenue! (Again, that sounds kind of weird.) It's definitely worth the visit.
Here are some web pages that you may find helpful:
- Family Farm Pantry Information & Policies
- Our 360° Store Tour