Community Initiatives

The Common Market Initiatives in New York, New Jersey & Beyond

The Common Market leads and collaborates with diverse partners to improve food access and build health and wealth in communities throughout the Mid-Atlantic. Below is a list of our current initiatives including local food distribution, healthy school fundraisers, good food in healthcare and supporting local food enterprises.

Food Access Fund

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To become a partner in our program, please contact our outreach team at or 215-275-3435 ext. 1.


The Common Market can provide a 25% discount on good food purchases to qualifying organizations that are:

  • Mission driven (nonprofit/501(c)3 or social enterprise)
  • Community-based
  • Committed to expanding food access, building health and wealth and/or alleviating food insecurity
  • Led by and/or works closely with community members most impacted by limited food access
  • Majority of food purchased with discount goes directly to community members most impacted by limited food access
  • It might be difficult for this organization to source from The Common Market without this discount in place.

LEARN MORE: Read our Food Access Fund case study here.

Community Farm Stands

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To bring a farm stand to your organization, please contact our outreach team at


A farm stand is a temporary, on-site set up of fresh local foods for sale at your hospital, school or community organization. The Common Market Farm Stand is a completely flexible program where you can choose when your farm stand runs, how often, and what local products are best suited for your community members.

The Common Market Farm Stand program can:

• Help your organization plan and organize an on-site farm stand

• Supply seasonal ordering and pricing tips and promotional materials to get the word out

• Deliver fresh, sustainable, local products directly to your location!

Fundraise with FarmRaiser

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The Common Market and FarmRaiser have joined together to bring you a local fundraising option for your school or nonprofit. Sell fruits and vegetables instead of chocolate bars and popcorn — keep the money in your local economy, and manage everything easily online.

To get started fundraising, fill out the quick form below.

Philly Good Food Lab

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The Philly Good Food Lab is a creative space for local food enterprises and entrepreneurs, anchored by The Common Market’s growing local food distribution business.

This 70,000 square foot warehouse space in eastern North Philadelphia is owned and occupied by The Common Market. We invite other food enterprises or other sustainable, like-minded businesses to co-locate with us in our facility.

Through this space sharing initiative, partners at the Philly Good Food Lab benefit from The Common Market’s existing food distribution infrastructure and responsible management. Our region will benefit from a flourishing ecosystem of local food enterprises.