Friends of the Public Market Booth

In late 2003, the City of Rochester invited interested citizens to assist in planning the Rochester Public Market’s 100th anniversary in 2005.

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.

Mission Statement

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

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Interested in the Public Market, or farmers markets in general? Here are some links:

Public Market

NY Farmers Market Federation: