Y3F Mobile Produce Market will Launch Friday, June 12th, 2020
When families can afford a healthy diet, communities get healthier.
York Fresh Food Farms will launch the third year of its Mobile Produce Market operation, a farmers-market-on-wheels, on June 12th, 2020 (weather permitting).
The Mobile Produce Market will operate from June to the first week in November to bring high quality, affordable, farm-fresh produce to underserved and food insecure neighborhoods and to City residents with limited transportation.
The Mobile Produce Market accepts SNAP Benefits/EBT, WIC and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program checks, Food Bucks, WellSpan Market Bucks vouchers, cash, credit and debit.
To better serve low income customers, York Fresh Food Farms is participating in The Food Trust’s (Philadelphia, PA) Food Bucks program that will boost the buying power of customers using SNAP. With Food Bucks, every $5 SNAP purchase will entitle that customer to a $2 Food Bucks coupon to buy more produce: for every $5 spent with SNAP, you receive a $2 Food Buck Coupon. This season, York Fresh Food Farms will also be offering $2 Food Buck for every $2 in SNAP spent on select items!
The Mobile Produce Market operation is an important step towards achieving York Fresh Food Farms’ goals of providing nutritious, organically grown produce to underserved York City residents, addressing food access inequities, spreading the word about nutritious, good tasting fruits and vegetables and eating healthy and increasing the consumption of fruits and vegetables in the City of York.
Look for York Fresh Food Farms’ Green Veggie Van in your neighborhood!
Lee’s Food Market at 564 N Pershing and Pak’s Food Market at 750 E Princess are participating in the City of York – Bureau of Health’s “Healthy Corner Store Initiative. This season, York Fresh Food Farms hopes to regularly stock Paks with fresh produce to be bought throughout the week, not just at our Thursday Mobile Produce Market stop.
The Mobile Produce Market operation will include nutrition information that will focus on eating more fruits and vegetables by providing above-and-beyond customer service at each market stop including:
- information and handouts about fruits and vegetables offered for sale,
- recipes, food preparation and storage information, food budgeting tips and other resources.
- take home samples (due to COVID-19) and food demonstration