Welcome to our
Main Street Marketplace is a community fresh market, providing affordable groceries on a sliding scale to allow everyone in our community access to healthy, local foods. By shopping at Main Street Marketplace, you are sustaining our local growers and makers, contributing to a healthier food system, stimulating our local economy, and creating new job opportunities for individuals in our community.
The marketplace is sustained through local community members, donors, investors, and the sales of our Marketplace Garden Hydroponic lettuce and greens.
In addition to working to increase healthy behaviors and lifestyles for all, our goal is to also create workplace training and job opportunities within our market for those from our Getting Ahead program.
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Partnering with local farmers
Through partnering with local growers we increase the stability of our local economy as well as provide access to nutritious whole foods for everyone but especially those living within the gap from a minimum wage to a living wage.
Partnering with local farmers will ensure people in our community have access to affordable, healthy, and locally grown foods.
Our organization recognizes that while some groceries may be affordable at a for-profit grocery store, the healthy items such as produce are often a much higher cost.
Marketplace provides the healthiest items for a lower cost that all families, all income levels can afford.
How it works
Our community thrives when you shop
When you shop our Market you are not just providing affordable groceries for your family, but also ensuring jobs, economic stability, and educational resources for individuals in our own community.Our New Tier pricing provides a way for everyone to afford our products.
The tier-based pricing structure was developed based on research on other grocery stores and organizations operating off of a sliding scale system. It also takes into account our state’s poverty guidelines and living wage standards as we see these are important factors to take into consideration when servicing individuals from our entire community. We know that income is not always the best indicator though, so we have also included questions for a customer to think about when deciding their preferred tier. We want the Marketplace to be a space where everyone feels welcome and is able to shop no matter their external circumstances.
So what does this mean for you?
On average, when you shop the green tier you save 55% compared to other local grocery stores
On average, when you shop the yellow tier you save 25% compared to other local grocery stores
On average when you shop at the blue tier you only spend 2.5% more than when you shop at other stores while also helping support our organization, subsidizing affordable healthy food for others, create local jobs, and support local farmers and makers.