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! 


OUR MISSION

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.   

Our pop-up markets have brought traditional foods from around the world.

Our pop-up markets have brought traditional foods from around the world.

OUR STORY 

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.