Commons Coffee and Catering is a successful not-for-profit business that provides adults with Autism, Down Syndrome and other developmental differences an opportunity to develop work skills and life skills in our booth at the Newmarket Farmers Market and at a variety of local events. We have been partnering with adults in our community since 2012.
With the support of many wonderful volunteers, our partners learn customer relations, money handling, hot and cold drink preparation, purchasing and stocking supplies, bagging coffee beans, selling baked goods, promotion and advertising, and many more skills. They help to prepare and serve a top quality, locally roasted, organic, fair trade coffee. Most important of all, our partners enjoy being in the community and meeting people.
Our main purpose is to have our partners show their abilities and find employment in the community.