Your Wholesale Regional Food Distributor

We are a nonprofit regional wholesale food distributor on a mission to connect communities to good food grown by sustainable family farmers. Gain access to a network of local farms and to some of the best foods our regions have to offer!

Since 2008, The Common Market has distributed local foods from over 300 sustainable family farms and producers to 1,800+ schools, hospitals, eldercare facilities, workplaces and community organizations. In that time, we estimate over 58 million meals have been served that include these fresh, healthy foods.

As a local food distributor, we serve customers in the Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Texas, and soon Chicago regions and is ready to partner with your organization. Interested in sourcing local? Ready to join us in support of vibrant regional food systems?

Let's get started!

Click To Read Our New School Food Resource Email Signature Website

The energy around school food is palpable. Fresh off October’s Farm to School Month, and a promising White House Conference on Nutrition, Hunger, and Health, we are motivated to keep the momentum alive, in pursuit of improved food sourcing and a food system that works for everyone.

It is why we are so excited to launch our new school food resource: "Advancing School Food Procurement: Driving Values-Based Purchasing through Competitive Solicitations."

This new resource is intended to inspire all schools interested in shifting toward or advancing their values-based procurement and sourcing practices.

Get inspired by quick case studies, findings from a series of expert interviews, and an extensive review of solicitation language to better understand how districts across the country are incorporating their school meal values into procurement practices!

Access our new resource here.

WEBINAR: The Role of Cities

On August 6, 2021, the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future’s Food Policy Networks project and The Common Market hosted a virtual conversation with food policy directors and city leaders from Atlanta, Baltimore, and New York City to reflect on their food access programming; key learnings coming out of the pandemic; future crisis planning and approach; and policy recommendations in support of fair, vibrant regional food systems.


  • Luisa F. Cardona de Vence, Deputy Director of Welcoming Atlanta
  • Holly Freishtat, Food Policy Director and Chief of Food Policy & Planning Division with the City of Baltimore
  • Kate MacKenzie, Executive Director of New York City’s Mayor’s Office of Food Policy

Watch the recording here!

WEBINAR: Farm to School

Get ready for back to school and Farm to School Month this October with our fun, informational webinar! Our Farm to School Specialist and Outreach Coordinator Margo Robertson explores ways to introduce students to the stories and farmers behind their food, and much more!

  • Go Local: Learn what it means to work with a local food vendor.
  • Understand options and innovative solutions: from feeding remote learners to Harvest of the Month programs.
  • Engage with Farm to School players, and hear their experiences!
  • Get ready for Farm to School Month with fun marketing ideas.
  • Connect with local farmers!

Watch the recording here!

Food Hub Infographic 2016