April Calendar2019, Market For the People!
Mission of the Farm Fresh Mobile Market:
“The Farm Fresh Mobile Market is a sustainable project designed to counteract the inaccessibility of nutritious food in the inner-city of Syracuse through the provision of high-quality, reasonably priced fresh fruits and vegetables to residents at accessible locations. The market also provides information that encourages healthy nutrition.”
With support from the Gifford Foundation, the Farm Fresh
Mobile Market is a collaboration of community residents, funders, educators, and farmers to help address the problem of food disparity with the initial focus being on the Southside of Syracuse where access to grocery stores is extremely limited. It is the intent of the Market’s committee to expand to include other neighborhoods with poor access to grocery stores and fresh produce.
Currently the project’s partners include the Allyn Foundation, Onondaga County Health Department, Wegmans, SUNY Morrisville and the Gifford Foundation. We are constantly looking for new partners and creative ways to better connect with and serve the community. If you would like to be involved please contact Southside Interfaith CDC.
The Farm Fresh Mobile Market was inspired by a similar project launched in Oakland, California by The People’s Grocery. The philosophy behind this project is to bring fresh food and educational information about healthy living to communities lacking the resources to live healthy lives. The was air on PBS recently, Designing Healthy Communities. In 2016 , October , Farm Fresh Mobile was award a grant to purchase a new tuck.
Mobile Market accepts EBT cards and cash, Credit Card and American Express , Debit. Senior & WIC Farmer Market Coupons $4.00 each. Fresh Connect Program , For Every $5.00 spend in EBT, you received $2.00 in free produce, CNY Healthy Bucks . WIC Fresh Fruit & Vegetables checks are now accepted . Please drop by to visit us at our Locations. We are so please to serve our Veterans and we thank them for serving our country, Our newest site is the Veteran Medical Center has closed for the Season, was a great hit also, Syracuse University Students enjoyed the Market here in Syracuse NY. !!