Urban Harvest's Saturday Farmers Market

WHY FARMERS MARKETS

In response to Covid-19 and the unfolding economic crisis, farmers markets, farm stands, and community gardens are recommended strategies for creating economic opportunity within neighborhoods, increasing local food access, expanding nutritious options, and addressing regional food insecurity (USDA). 

IMPACT

Together, Urban Harvest’s Saturday and Northeast markets provide economic opportunity for 110 small businesses including farms and ranches, generates an overall economic impact of $3.9 million annually, preserves over 8,728 acres of productive, diversified family farmland, and creates almost 600 jobs and many more seasonal jobs for local farm laborers, family growers, and small business entrepreneurs.