THE PLACE TO SHOP FOR REAL. FAIR. FOOD.
The Urban Roots Community Market is a Co-Operative Style food store located inside of our Education Center at 1316 Madison Avenue, SE. Now in its third iteration (thanks to the success of our Kickstarter Campaign!), the market continues to add products that we all love to eat. But what makes our market so special? Our market is small, but full of options that encourage all of us to move towards happier food choices. You will find real, and realistic for your lifestyle foods here - but without the pressures of candy, cookie, and convenience aisles.
Now live, is a membership model for you to invest in the place that you shop! At the URCM, we offer a two-tiered pricing structure where membership allows for you to access the lower, near at-cost prices. As a market that is trying to increase food access in a food insecure neighborhood, membership is free for those who struggle with food security. However, this is a place where everyone is encouraged to shop! For only $50 a year, you too can become a Community Market Member! Not feeling it? No sweat, but do consider these benefits that you receive as a member:
Discounted Community Classes
Weekly newsletters updates with local produce available in the market
Receive a reusable Urban Roots Community Market shopping bag *while supplies last
Input on our products and bulk goods
Access to membership gatherings and parties
Special members-only promotions
Invest your money into the community and support a nonprofit that is dedicated to bringing food education and security to Grand Rapids
New in 2018, the Urban Roots Community Market is where our community can buy healthy, fresh, local (where possible), and whole foods at affordable prices.
We accept: Bridge Cards (SNAP), Double Up Food Bucks, WIC, Senior Market Fresh, Cash, and Credit/Debit.
Summer hours (April-October): Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 12pm-7pm
Winter hours (November-March): Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 10am-5pm
Find a variety of local options at the Community Market
In an effort to also invest in local food distribution companies, farmers, and producers, the Community Market is filled will items from small businesses and organizations in West Michigan.
Carmela Specialty Foods, Cherry Capital Foods, Country Life Natural Foods, Jerry’s Comb Honey, Rakowski Family Farm, West Michigan Farm Link, Visser Farms, Shady Side Farm, and the Urban Roots Community Farm.
FRESH PRODUCE IS AVAILABLE SEASONALLY! COME IN DURING HOURS OF OPERATION TO SEE WHAT’S AVAILABLE.
Some items we either grow or procure from local growers (even in Winter!) include: Broccoli, Cabbage, Kale, Collard Greens, Beets, Turnips, Radishes, Sweet Potatoes, Potatoes, Onions, Garlic, and more!
Dry and Bulk Goods:
Now offering dried beans, grains, nuts, seeds, canned goods, nut butters, oils, and more!
As a new Urban Roots enterprise, the Community Market is constantly changing and improving to reflect the needs of our neighborhood and community (that includes you!). We are always working hard to create a thriving food source in Madison Square, and we can use your input! Have a suggestion? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know!