Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort

As Texas urban and rural communities deal with the impact of historic rainfall and flooding from Hurricane Harvey, the Common Market has partnered with two Houston-based food systems organizations to support efforts to help family farmers in the affected region.  We have been inspired by the work of Urban Harvest and Plant It Forward over the past year as our team has explored replication of the Common Market in Texas.  During this difficult time, the dedication of these organizations—and countless others—to ensuring the resiliency of the region has reinforced our commitment to strengthening regional food systems by launching the Common Market Texas.  

Please help us in supporting the recovery of the food system in Houston by making a donation to support Urban Harvest and Plant It Forward's family farmers.  The Common Market is proud to match total donations raised for these organizations up to $10k.

More on Urban Harvest and Plant It Forward

Urban Harvest, a non-profit started in 1994, encourages community, good nutrition and sustainability through the teaching and support of organic gardening. They strive towards a healthier city where everyone has access to locally grown, nutritious food harvested from sustainable community gardens and farms.

Plant It Forward offers economically disadvantaged refugees an opportunity to become self-sufficient through growing, harvesting and selling produce from a sustainable urban farm within the city of Houston. Each farm has the potential to generate a fair wage for a family of four while providing premium brand sustainably-grown produce to Houstonians. Plant It Forward secures land, selects, trains, and mentors farmers and establishes each on their own urban farm.