In late 2003, the City of Rochester invited interested citizens to
assist in planning the
Rochester Public Market’s 100th anniversary in
As a result, this initial core group of advocates formed the Friends of the Public Market
to provide an avenue to not only interpret the markets’ rich history and uniqueness,
but to bring historical and educational value to the wider community.
Friends of Public Market is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
The Friends of the Rochester Public Market is a not-for-profit volunteer organization
whose goal is to provide advocacy, promotional assistance and interpretative and
educational programs related to the market's operation and history.
This will be accomplished through:
- developing and implementing a school age educational curriculum for
the market focusing on math and science skills
- developing and implementing a "public interpretive tour of the market -assisting
with the development of a "Market Museum"
- assisting with the updating/development of an interactive Market web site
- raising funds to support improvements and repairs to the Market's buildings
Direct any emails to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested in the Public Market, or farmers markets in general? Here are some links:
Public Market http://www.ci.rochester.ny.us/PRHS/PublicMarket/index.cfm
Southwedge Market: http://www.swfarmersmarket.org/
NY Farmers Market Federation: http://www.nyfarmersmarket.com/