Community Markets Announcing Their New Name: Down to Earth Markets

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Down to Earth Markets


down_to_earth_marketAs of today, Thursday, November 29th, 2012, Community Markets is delighted to announce our new company name: Down to Earth Markets. After 21 years of creating farmers markets in Westchester and Rockland Counties and New York City, this new name affirms our commitment to real food, produced with care for our environment, by local farmers and processors. 

In the name, Down to Earth Markets, we connect with the source of our food: the earth. Our food has always been - and will always be - best when we trace it back to the good soil we collectively share. 

The well-tended earth provides the freshest produce available. All of our vendors source from this bounty, including the artisanal producers of wines, jams, sauces, and other market products. At every one of our Down to Earth Markets, the food is special because it's available only in season. But it's not fancy. Its quality brings good value, and it's price competitive. The farmers and food producers are eager to accommodate shoppers with suggestions of new varieties and recipes. 

Some say that local food is a trend. On the contrary, we believe that a strong, healthy local food system is part of our timeless human heritage. Down to Earth Markets speaks to our two decades of history in local food, as well as our plans to steadily expand business channels into the future. Taking a cue from nature, our deep roots will support us as we grow. 

Down to Earth Markets believes that the changes we want in our food system are best built from the ground up. The name anchors us in creating opportunities for farmers, food makers, and shoppers in the emerging local food economy. 

It's been our pleasure to serve you as Community Markets for 21 years. Our vendors will continue to travel "to the market and back in a day." They will always offer shoppers the best in seasonal produce, thoughtfully-raised meat and fish, artisanal breads and baked goods, yummy pickles, jams, sauces, and more. For more information, please visit  

Now we're excited to grow as Down to Earth Markets - thank you for coming along with us!