The United States Department of Agriculture identifies the Borough of Edinboro as a food desert. This means that many residents do not have access to healthy food. Edinboro is surrounded by fertile soil and willing growers. The Market provides incubator space for local farmers, growers and producers to sell what they grow and to test new products that allow them to ‘grow’ their business. Edinboro Market provides a place where shoppers can choose healthy, locally grown food and other products. This allows them to serve food at its peak nutritional value, while supporting our local economy.
The Market offers skills-based classes for those who want to learn food-related skills like making your own yogurt or nut milks and butters. We’ve also hosted classes for growers looking to sell to larger buyers that require additional safety certifications.