Welcome to the Rochester Public Market
Rochester’s most unique shopping experience
Part of the City's Department of Recreation and Youth Services, Rochester's Public Market has served the community since 1905. Bargains abound Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 52 weeks a year. Local vendors offer their fresh produce, ethnic delicacies, specialty items, and so much more. In addition, an array of independent local businesses are anchored on Market grounds and in the surrounding Market District.
Today, the Market combines the traditions of owner-operated family enterprise, and healthy farm-fresh quality with the values of buying direct from the producer. Learn more about the benefits of public markets ; Get tips for shopping for fruits and veggies at the Market
Market Token Program
The Market Token Program provides $1 and $5 tokens to those with food stamp benefits. These tokens can be used to buy fresh produce and products at over 100 vendor stands throughout the Market.
Learn more about the Token Program and how to participate
See a video about the Token Program
The Friends of the Market offer tours to youth and adults year-round! The tours focus both on the fascinating past and the present of the Market. Learn more about our tours!
Important Rules and Regulations
No smoking under the sheds or where food is displayed or consumed.
No dogs are allowed in the Market, and do not leave dogs in vehicles. A car can heat up to over 100 degrees even when it feels cool outside!
No bicycle riding on Market grounds. Biking to the Market is encouraged, though--just walk your bike to the racks.
There are many ways to get more immersed in the life of the Market. For example, you can:
- Volunteer with the Friends of the Public Market
- Submit your favorite Market photos and Market Stories!
- Join a burgeoning Facebook community of 10,000 (and growing)
- Fans of the Public Market!
Market Days & Hours
Saturdays from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. year-round.
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. year-round
The Market is also open some additional days and hours during the holiday season and for special events.
The Public Market is located in the northeast quadrant of Rochester, at 280 North Union St., Rochester, NY 14609 approximately three blocks north of East Main Street.