Welcome to GrowRochester.com
We believe that every community is centered around the supply and consumption of foods. Our vision is to create a public website that acts as a central location for people in the Rochester area to learn more about where their food comes from, where it's available, and where they can find them.
We are continually working to develop the site's platform to support user profiles and business pages, host searchable listings for organizations that grow, buy and sell food within the Rochester area. We will also be adding social networking capabilities along with interactive features such as media feeds, maps, and rating and feedback platforms. Having a central resource for community members to easily find and share information will assist in the growth of the local economy and foster a healthier community. Learn More
Have You Thanked a Farmer Today?
Help support our local growers and visit your neighborhood's farmers market, dine at one of Rochester's locally sourced restaurants, or become a part of a CSA or find more local food info at growmonroe
Thank You to this Year's Team
Our team of students at RIT have been working hard to gather community info, connect with area growers and merchants, and preparing for our first public apperances : Imagine RIT 5/4 and the Rochester Public Market 5/11. Come visit and meet Regis, Hodari, Kelsey, Tom, and Kim! Apply to become a part of the project next!
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GrowRochester is looking for students interested in gaining real-world experience building a company from the ground up. The GrowRochester Project is partnering with the Simone Center for Student Innovation to collaborate with students to help develop the company's brand, business and marketing strategies, create advertising campaigns and develop a web platform that can expand on a national level.
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What we're looking for...
The needs for this project are limitless as we continue to build the company's brand, business model and website platform. We are currently looking for individuals with the interests of Business, Marketing, Graphic and Interactive Design, Website and Software Programming, Copywriting, Photo Journalism, Nutrition, Sustainability, Community and those that want to make a difference within community food systems.
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GrowRochester is working with the RIT to create a student program that encourages collaboration between students from various disciplines. The idea is to create a professional environment that provides both an educational experience and real-world knowledge of building a sustainable business in the marketplace.