The Common Market in the News

Bridgeton schools supplied with food through nonprofit's pilot program

The Press of Atlantic City

"The program established in both districts uses a funding mechanism that eases budgetary restrictions placed on schools, therefore they can purchase locally grown foods with greater nutritional values more easily. While students benefit from filling themselves with nutritious meals, Garden State food suppliers rack up purchases, therefore the program helps improve local economies and business at small, family owned farms, the The Common Market said."

School offers fresh local food for lunch as part of N.J. pilot program

“The district receives weekly deliveries of farm-fresh, New Jersey-sourced fruits and vegetables as a part of a new farm-to-school pilot program that incentivizes the purchases of local foods from family farms,” according to a press release from The Common Market. “The pilot kicked off last month and will run through July."

RWJBarnabas Health Tackles Increases in Food Insecurity Following the Pandemic

RWJBarnabas Health

"RWJBarnabas Health, the largest academic health care system in New Jersey is partnering with The Common Market to address food insecurity in 18 towns across the state from Jersey City to Toms River.

In 2021, RWJBH partnered with The Common Market to deliver Farm-Fresh Boxes of local produce, freshly baked bread, eggs, and yogurt, to RWJBH Hospitals across the state, which interns delivered to local food distribution sites, such as churches and food pantries."

How Good Food Enterprises Are Thriving In The Covid-19 Era


"The Common Market is an exciting supply chain innovation that is transforming the role of wholesalers. A nonprofit that builds regional and regenerative food supply chains throughout the Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Texas (and soon the Great Lakes), The Common Market partners with farmers to handle distribution of their harvests, ensuring that customers get some of the best and freshest foods."

"Creating Community Through Food Hubs"

Illinois Farm Bureau

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, they estimate 58 million meals have been served with local sourced products. The Common Market has found community drive success across the country individualizing their programs to the communities they are working in, including the Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Texas, and now the Great Lakes region. As part of the 2022 #LiveLocal: Local Food and Farmers Market Conference, hear from co-founder Haile Johnston and Great Lakes Director Eliana Pinilla on how they are developing programs in the region to build on the collaborative food economy of Illinois.