SALT CITY MARKET is coming in fall 2020!

Picture a bustling market in downtown Syracuse: stalls with merchants selling beautiful foods from around the world, a grocery store, café, bar, events, play space and the opportunity to live and work above it.

That’s what we’re building.

We love our town. And we’ll be the first to admit that we don’t really have places where everyone feels like they belong. So we’re building a market where everyone can cross paths and experience a new flavor of Syracuse.




SALT CITY MARKET is about food, culture and helping people establish financial security by doing what they love.

We are looking for talented, driven people who want to start a food business and could use training and support. Our first priority is communities of color and immigrant communities, a valuable and largely untapped resource. That said, we believe that a mix of people from across cultures, experiences and income levels = a better learning experience for all of us.

What we offer :

  • 10 stalls, each equipped with a new hood, oven, refrigerator, etc.

  • Very affordable rent.

  • Training and support from business and restaurant experts.

  • Community of learners, all of us helping one another grow.

Want to learn more? Come to one of our remaining info sessions:

  1. Saturday, 4/20, 10:00 - 11:30 am @ TheLikeMinded, 2223 S Salina

  2. Saturday, 4/20, 12:30 - 2:00 pm @ Workers’ Center, 2013 E Genesee*

  3. Monday, 4/22, 6:00 - 7:30 pm @ Salt City Coffee, 509 W Onondaga

  4. Wednesday , 4/24, 10:00 - 3:00 pm @ RISE, 302 Burt St**

  5. Wednesday, 4/24, 4:00 - 5:30 pm @ Interfaith Works, 1010 James St**

*Thanks to Workers’ Center for providing a Spanish Language Interpreter for this session! We will have Spanish language versions of our key info sheets available, too.

**We encourage speakers of other languages and people learning English to attend one of these sessions; we highly suggest partnering with a family member or friend to help interpret throughout this process. We will have our key info sheets available in Arabic, Burmese, Hindi, Somali, Spanish and Swahili.

Interested in being a merchant ?

Fill out this form and Adam Sudmann (our Martket Manager) will be in touch soon !

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