Friends of the Rochester Public Market is an all-volunteer organization that supports the market in many important ways.
The Friends signature program is the Market Token Program, through which food stamp benefit recipients can use those benefits to purchase fresh, healthy food from the Market.
The Market Token Program
Artists Row: The Friends organize the increasingly popular Artists Row at the Market each September, through which dozens of local artists display their work at the Market. The 2014 Artists Row will be Sunday, September 14. For more information and an artist application, click here or go to www.marketfriends.org.
Market Merchandise: The friends sell an array of Market Merchandise from their kiosk at the Market, or at the Market office. See below for more about these Market mementos!
Market Gift Tokens: A great gift any time of year, for any occasion! Purchased from the Friends at the Market office and sold in $5.00 increments, these tokens can be used to purchase food but may not be used to purchase general merchandise.
Show your love and pride for your market by purchasing Public Market merchandise, sold by the Friends of the Market. Visit the Friends of the Market booth near the Union Street gates or inside the Market office.
* Tee Shirts for adults and youth and Onsies for baby
* Baseball Hats
* Eco-friendly shopping bags, canvass plus insulated zipper totes
* Aprons, No Farms No Food Bumper Stickers
* Book: The Hands that Feed Us: 100 Years at the Rochester Public Market
* The Rochester Public Market Cookbook (to benefit the Market Token Program)
Volunteer with the Friends
Consider becoming a volunteer with the Friends! As a volunteer, you can help with the Friends' exciting initiatives (tours, Market Token Program, Market merchandise, Artists Row, and much more).
Download a volunteer brochure
Download a volunteer opportunity list
Download a volunteer application form
For More Information
Learn more about the organization by visiting www.marketfriends.org, by calling 585-325-5058, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or on Saturdays stop by the Welcome Center at the Market, near the Union Street entry.