The Common Market in the News

Urban Harvest kicks off new Farmers Market

Houston Chron

"Urban Harvest is partnering with Northeast Houston Redevelopment Council and The Common Market to create and run the market, which is located in an area where fresh fruits, vegetables and other healthful whole foods are difficult to find."

FROM THE SOURCE: SCHOOL FOOD PROCUREMENT 101

Food Corps

The Common Market’s staff works directly with school nutrition directors seeking fresh, source-identified ingredients for their menus, including locally grown and processed fruit, salad greens, and individually quick-frozen produce. This partnership enables school nutrition leaders to leverage the district’s purchasing power to support local farmers and regional economies.

Delivering Local Food for the Common Good: The Common Market

Hunter College New York City Food Policy Center

The Common Market was recently awarded a contract with Newark Public Schools, the largest public school district in the state of New Jersey, to supply local produce for summer meals and salad bars. They are excited to continue building their capacity to respond to these bids, as they make farm to school a reality for our growers and our school districts.

Pennsylvania hospital makes healthy choices easier than ever

Healthcare Without Harm

Pennsylvania Hospital uses The Common Market, a mission-driven distributor of sustainable, local farm foods, as their trusted local food supplier. The Common Market connects institutions and communities with good food from over 200 producers in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia.

40 Under 40: The Rising Stars in NYC Food Policy

The Hunter College New York City Food Policy Center

The Hunter College New York City Food Policy Center has released its annual class of New York City’s 40 individuals under 40 years old who are working to transform the food system. The Center’s honorees include policymakers, educators, community advocates, farmers and innovators who are making significant strides to create healthier, more sustainable food environments and to use food to promote community and economic development. Our very own Rachel Terry has been named to the list; she oversees our expansion into NYC to expand access and capacity for local food procurement.

Institutional Food, Episode 2: Hospital Food

Kiko speaks with Jeff Klova, Executive Chef at Temple University Hospital and Shelley Chamberlain, the Healthy Food in Healthcare Specialist for Philadelphia's Good Food Healthy Hospitals initiative and a representative of The Common Market, about sourcing more ingredients locally, serving less meat, wasting less food, and "nudges" that steer people to use food as medicine while at the hospital.

How hospitals are making it easier to eat healthy: Salads in jars, fruit for dessert, and less soda

Philly.com

"Increasingly, hospitals in the region and around the country are focusing on healthy food, and not just for patients. In 2014, the City of Philadelphia partnered with the American Heart Association and the regional food distributor The Common Market to launch Philadelphia’s “Good Food, Healthy Hospitals” challenge, which called on hospitals to adopt standards in cafeteria meals, patient meals, catering, and vending machines."

Local Sourcing for Childcare: A Recipe for Farm to ECE Success

National Farm to School Network

"How does The Caring Center make local sourcing work for them? Erica identifies where farm-fresh foods will have the greatest impact, be most cost-effective, and meet parents’ requests: antibiotic- and hormone-free chicken and turkey; produce in peak season; whole wheat flours."

Greater Philadelphia Social Innovations Awards

Social Innovations

The Greater Philadelphia SIJ Awards honors our region’s most passionate social innovators, entrepreneurs and Changemakers whose work and social impact too often goes unacknowledged, yet their efforts are what makes our communities across Greater Philadelphia the thriving region of innovation and opportunity they are for all people. The Common Market won first place in the Social Ventures category.

Drexel’s dining goes green

Food Management

“Student feedback is integral to enhancing the campus dining experience,” says Steven Lewis, Aramark’s marketing manager at Drexel. So last fall, the Philadelphia-based college rolled out more fresh, healthy food options utilizing sustainable food practices.