COMMUNITY- RUN FARMERS' MARKETS
Just Food Community- Run Farmers' Market Network
Just Food's network of community-run farmers markets in New York City support both urban growers and regional farmers and serve low-income communities. In 2017, there are 27 markets in Just Food's network in Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan and Queens.
Each market is started and managed by members of their own community who want to bring locally-produced fresh, affordable food to their neighborhoods. The network is managed by Just Food, providing member markets with training and resources, networking opportunities, cooking demonstrations by Just Food Community Chefs, network market insurance, EBT operator funding support and more.
Click here for a detailed list of our 2017 Markets!
Benefits are welcome and incentives are available at all markets in the Just Food Network. Use EBT/SNAP, FMNP (WIC & Senior) and WIC Fruit & Vegetable Checks, and Health Bucks.
How can I join an existing market?
Our Network Markets provide opportunities for gardeners to sell their produce. In addition, Just Food Farmers' Markets rely heavily on volunteers, and are always looking for volunteers to help run their market. Contact the market directly for volunteer opportunities.
How can I start a market?
Starting a farmers' market is a lot of work and a lot of fun! To apply for Just Food's training on how to start a community-run farmers' market, you must have a committed group (two or more people who will work together to start and operate the market) and support of your community (survey your neighbors and find out if the community wants it and who is interested in getting involved!).
The next "How to Start a Community- Run Farmers' Market" Training is slated to occur in early 2018. If you are interested in applying, please complete the Core Training Inquiry Form.