Your Wholesale Regional Food Distributor

The Common Market is a nonprofit regional wholesale food distributor on a mission to connect communities to good food grown by sustainable family farmers. We are building a nation composed of vibrant regional food systems with thriving urban and rural communities.

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

Interested in aligning your sourcing with your values? Ready to support vibrant regional food systems? Transform your sourcing and tap into a network of local farms producing some of the best foods our regions have to offer.

Who We Work With

We partner with local farmers, ranchers and producers to bring fresh, healthy, local food to schools, hospitals, colleges and universities–institutions that serve as anchors within their communities. Our partners are committed to values-based procurement—prioritizing local sourcing, equity and diversity, climate, health, and more. Our partners include:

We will proudly partner with any community looking to transform their sourcing—corporations, early care and elder care facilities, restaurants, retailers, co-ops, and beyond.

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Our Locations

The Common Market is a network of regional food hubs delivering local, farm-fresh products from independent family farmers, ranchers, and producers to hundreds of wholesale customers and communities. We are currently building strong supply chains and serving institutions in the following regions:

Our vision is sustainable local economies for food across the nation. If you’re in one of the regions listed above, let’s connect. If not, stay tuned for future expansion.

Our 2022 Annual Report

The Common Market Annual Report 2022 chronicles highlights from the past year in pursuit of a vibrant, equitable food system, including our collective $13,000,000 investment in local economies through food purchases. Read on to see our team, board, supporters and the innovative partnerships that fueled our impact!

Advancing School Food Procurement Resource

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

  • Case studies and tangible tips
  • Findings from a series of expert interviews (including school nutrition directors, food service management company staff, university extension agents, and others)
  • An extensive review of solicitation language to better understand how districts across the country are incorporating their school meal values into procurement practices!

The Common Market in the Press

The latest Common Market news and happenings: see how local, values-based procurement is advancing health and wealth across the country. Click to view all press coverage.

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