QUEENS COUNTY MARKET IS A COLLECTIVE OF VENDORS SHARING ONE COMMON THEME----FOOD!
From bakers, chefs and other culinary entrepreneurs, we are a pop-up edible marketplace representing the diverse & vibrant communities in Queens and NYC.
Our market events showcase the small independent food makers looking to feed the good people of Queens!
We are a Queens-based social enterprise serving culinary entrepreneurs from the most diverse city in the United States.
The mission of Queens County Market is to:
- CONNECT Queens residents and communities with emerging local food businesses looking to transition a passion for food into a profitable business.
- INCUBATE and provide business support to culinary entrepreneurs looking to contribute to their local Queens community.
- CREATE an alternative marketplace that allows affordable vending opportunities for all entrepreneurs to sell and expand distribution into the borough.
- PROMOTE and champion the diverse and dynamic food industry thriving in Queens.
WHY SHOP LOCAL
Since April 2012, our roaming pop-up events are a unique way to experience Queens neighborhoods while eating, drinking, shopping and supporting local food makers. We work with independent venues to produce one-of-a-kind monthly food events offering a first-hand taste & sample of chutneys, chocolates, micro-brews and more.
Our market events are a stepping stone in the food business for local artisan manufacturers. We showcase and support a rotating group of entrepreneurs seeking a low-cost and affordable ways to introduce, test and market food products while building a loyal and local customer base.
Born in the Philippines and raised in Queens, Katrina Schultz Richter is the founder of Queens County Market. She has over a decade of experience working in the hospitality industry and worked as an event planner managing private dining and special events for Thomas Keller’s 3-star Michelin restaurant, Per Se. She previously managed operations at Hot Bread Kitchen, an artisanal bakery and kitchen incubator supporting immigrant women living in NYC.