We empower diverse communities to create public markets that fuel food entrepreneurship


Food creates connection
Connection creates community
Community creates place

We make food the foundation of our organizing because of its unique and powerful potential to bring people together. Beginning with the needs of the community, we lead a process that taps into the resources and skills of public, private, and non-profit organizations to maximize collaboration in the creation of truly public markets.


Thriving and sustainable public institutions are not developed, they are organized into being by the people and for the people.


Learn about our current initiative:

King Street Market

MarketShare is leading a grassroots movement to transform the street-level of historic King Street Station into a permanent international street food market that incubates micro-restaurant startups run by low-income immigrant and refugee entrepreneurs.

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