About The Common Market

The Common Market is a nonprofit regional food distributor with a mission to connect communities with good food from sustainable family farms. We strive to improve food security, farm viability, and community and ecological health.

Currently operating in the Mid-Atlantic and Georgia, The Common Market is expanding to other U.S. regions to build a nation of vibrant regional food systems. Choose a location to become a customer, producer or to learn more about our local initiatives.

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Since 2008, The Common Market aggregated and distributed over $14 million of local foods from over 100 sustainable family farms and producers.

Learn about our Anchor Institution Model

The Common Market partners with hospitals, schools and universities to build local economies and increase access to local foods.

Policy Advocacy

The Common Market works in two national coalitions advocating on federal food policy reform in the pillars of good food purchasing, nutrition, farm and food workforce, local economies, environmental sustainability, animal welfare and racial equity. The Common Market is a member of the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) and the Good Food For All coalition (GFFA).

Consulting Services

The Common Market provides consulting services to help public and private organizations build strong regional food systems. Our consulting team helps clients throughout the United States to learn from our experience and to replicate our successful, innovative approach to connecting communities to good food grown by local family farms. We contract directly with government, foundation and nonprofit entities on a wide variety of regional food systems projects, ranging from provision of direct technical assistance to consulting support for planning food hub projects.

Please contact haile@thecommonmarket.org for more information.