A Model Built for Success
The Market will be a community building space, for local farmers, fishers, food entrepreneurs, artisans, neighbors, customers and partners to come together around the common culture of supporting locally sourced produce, crafts and other products.
The Market will create opportunity for small businesses to thrive, and nourish our inclusive community with experiences, conversation and education about the impact and benefits of buying locally.
The Market will conduct festivals, workshops, cooking classes, and tours.
The Market will create an engaging, educational experience and a vibrant positive environment for everyone
Growing Consumer Demand
The Market’s fresh and local assortment is on trend with prevailing grocery attitudes that demonstrate a growing market for fresh foods and a clear preference for local sourcing.
First-Rate Regional Supply
The Eastern Carolina region offers a first-rate supply and assortment of products. With many producers proximal to Washington, the size and scale of NC’s farming enterprise enjoys a strong tradition of direct sales to consumers.
The Market’s model is built on viable, self-sustaining economics that limit a reliance on ongoing fundraising campaigns. and instead balance operating costs on a percentage of sales revenues and modest fees.
Genuine Public Value
The market model offers a strong value proposition for local food producers in NC and tile consumers who support them alongside appealing to environmentalists. consservationists and public health advocates.