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Our Mission

Roots Rising empowers youth and builds community through food and farming. Our vision is to lift up teenagers as community changemakers and strengthen the local food system through the transformational power of meaningful work.

Our Crews

Our Crews

IRoots Rising empowers youth and builds community through food and farming. Our vision is to lift up teenagers as community changemakers and strengthen the local food system through the transformational power of meaningful work.

Our Crews

Our Farm Crew hires teens to work on farms and in food pantries. And beginning in August 2019, our Market Crew will transform the Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market into the first teen-run farmers market in the region.  

 

Our Crews are not just jobs. They are opportunities for teens to engage in meaningful work- work that needs to be done and that contributes to a larger social good. Meaningful work is transformational. It leaves youth feeling purposeful, capable, and connected.

"Roots Rising showed me what it feels like to be loved and cared for. And I have gained the will to change the world through my passions."

Aviva, Summer Farm Crew '18

The Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market is a year-round market located in the Morningside neighborhood. The Market reflects our organization’s core values:

Strengthening the Food System

Our vendors sell products that they grow, raise, or produce themselves. Consumers directly support the makers of their food and their dollars stay in the local economy.

Building Community

The Market is a true community hub. With kids activities, healthy living workshops, cooking demonstrations, and live music, the Market seeks to bring vibrancy and a positive social atmosphere to downtown Pittsfield.

Leveling the Playing Field

We believe that everyone should have access to fresh, healthy food. Market Match, our nutrition incentive program, helps make the market more affordable by matching SNAP, WIC and Senior benefits.

Pittsfield Mayor Linda Tyer

"I am so excited to be the city that has the first teen-run farmers market in the region. This work is life changing for our teens. Thank you Roots Rising for all you do to make our city a special place."

Pittsfield Mayor Linda Tyer

Our Impact

300-600

market attendees each week

2,300

names on our email distribution list

5,600 

likes on our two Facebook pages

2,000

followers on our two Instagram pages

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How to Donate

Checks may be made payable

to Roots Rising and mailed to:

 

Roots Rising

PO Box 1805

Pittsfield, MA 01202

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