Co-founded by Tatiana Garcia-Granados and her husband Haile Johnston, Common Market connects wholesale customers to farmers in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and more recently Texas and Georgia, by marketing and distributing high-quality foods from hundreds of regional producers. The idea behind Common Market was born when Haile and Tatiana moved to Philadelphia in 2003 and recognized that both the urban community they lived in, as well as the rural area outside of the city, had become woefully disconnected from their local food system. Working with institutions like Bon Appétit at the University of Pennsylvania, Goucher College, and Emory University, Common Market strives to provide nutritious, affordable, locally grown food to all while maintaining a high level of transparency and accountability at every step in the process.
Circle B farms
Circle B Farms is a diverse family farm in Caribou, ME, co-owned and operated by Patty Blackstone and her husband Sam. In addition to selling to wholesale account like the Bon Appétit team at Colby College, Circle B invites community members to their farm, offering you-pick highbush blueberries and apples during the growing season. Additionally, Circle B grows 10 acres of diversified vegetables and even aggregates produce from eight additional local growers.