Common Greens Mobile Market

Common Greens is our mobile farmers’ market in Beacon, created in partnership with Green Teen Community Gardening Program of Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County. The mobile market brings affordable produce from the farm and from the Green Teen’s urban gardens to low-income communities in the City of Beacon including senior housing and the community health center. The Green Teens are trained on how to staff a farmers’ market stand by the Common Ground farmers, and then the teens set up and run the markets every Wednesday from July to September.

In 2017, a combined total of over 2,000 pounds of produce from Common Ground and the Green Teen gardens was sold at the Common Greens market, and 61% of mobile market sales were made using some form of food benefit, which is an indication that the market is reaching our target population.