The Common Market in the News

The Common Market Texas wins USDA Grant to Build the Farm-to-City Wholesale Market

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sunny Perdue announced that Houston local food distributor The Common Market Texas received a $500,000 grant as a 2018 awardee of the Local Food Promotion Program.The Common Market Texas will use the grant to invest in local family farms, helping them to earn certifications in food safety and sell to wholesale customers in Houston such as hospitals, schools, universities, or restaurants.

USDA Announces $102.7 Million Investment to Expand Markets for Specialty Crop and Other Farmers

United States Department of Agriculture

$13.45 million is directed to 44 projects to support the development and expansion of local and regional food businesses to increase domestic consumption of, and access to, locally and regionally produced agricultural products, and to develop new market opportunities for farm and ranch operations serving local markets through the Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP).

DEMOCRATIZING FOOD

The Philadelphia Citizen

For the last decade, The Common Market has spread affordable access to locally-sourced nutrient-dense food to the city’s neediest. Now its mission is spreading nationwide.

Homing In on Local Food

Edible Houston

"...Another kind of market has hit the town to make sure Texas eats what Texas makes. The Common Market, known in the policy world as a “food hub” has just opened for business in Houston."

BIG FOOD Stars, Episode 2

Lunch Agenda

Our BIG FOOD Stars series continues in conversation with Daniel Abelson, Purchasing and Logistics Manager for Honeygrow, about how his BIG fast casual chain is scaling nationally, responsibly. Maddie Morales, Outreach Coordinator for The Common Market, chimes in about the impact restaurant chains that prioritize local sourcing can have on farmers and foodmakers.

Good Food for the Common Good

Carolina Alumni Review

Rolader says The Common Market is trying to build a regional food system that develops more personal connections between producers and consumers by 'giving farmers a chance to tell their story.'

Clients clammer for Pennsylvania Hospital’s local food options

Healthcare Without Harm

Rob Raichle, a Sodexo General Manager, is excited to buy local knowing that it’s a priority for the client and that as a hospital, their purchasing power makes a difference to smaller, nearby growers. “The Common Market provides that connection to make it all possible.”

Real Food, Real Challenge

Lehigh University Bulletin

Lauren Sleeger, director of Rathbone, said Lehigh’s affiliation with The Common Market, a nonprofit regional food distributor in Philadelphia that connects institutions like Lehigh with local, sustainable family farms and producers, has been a “game-changer."