Flower City Pickers

Flower City Pickers graphic - volunteer

At the Public Market, we pride ourselves on providing a huge array of healthy, affordable produce for the community, year-round.  And thanks to the not for profit Flower City Pickers, the Market is diverting produce that might otherwise end up landfilled and contributing it to community organizations and neighbors in need.  

In addition, the Pickers divert Market collected food that is deemed inedible and destined for the landfill to area farms for animal feed, or for composting.

Flower City Pickers volunteers come to the Market on regular shopping days to collect surplus produce donated by generous vendors, and to 'rescue' food that might otherwise be thrown away.  These dedicated and hardworking volunteers often collect several tons every week!  And many of these volunteers come out on Saturdays--very admirable indeed!    

The Pickers play an important role in helping the Market meet its mission of getting good, affordable food into the hands and bellies of the community.

If you'd like to help feed the community--and feed your own soul too!--the Flower City Pickers can use your help.  Learn more and get connected at www.flowercitypickers.org, or see the Pickers on Saturday between 2:00 and 4:30 p.m. at the Market-- their headquarters is a trailer-like little building near the Pennsylvania Avenue entrance to the Market. 

You can also call the Flower City Pickers Hotline at (585) 326-1907.

If your organization is interested in receiving food donations from the Flower City Pickers, or if you're interested in compostable material (for farms/gardens or animal feed) collected by the Pickers at the Market, contact distribution@flowercitypickers.org

 To inquire or sign up to volunteer, contact volunteer@flowercitypickers.org

All other inquiries can be sent to info@flowercitypickers.org


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