Mobile Produce Market launches June 15
When families can afford a healthy diet, communities get healthier.
York Fresh Food Farms will launch York’s First Mobile Produce Market, a shuttle bus customized into a farm-stand-on-wheels, will start operation on June 15. Stay tuned for launch day events at the rabbittransit Downtown Transfer Center at 213 W. King Street, York, PA.
The Mobile Produce Market will operate from June 15 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 will accept SNAP Benefits/EBT, WIC and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program checks, WellSpan Market Bucks vouchers, cash, credit and debit.
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.
For the Mobile Produce Market, York Fresh Food Farms will partner with a variety of organizations: the Byrnes Health Education Center, Lee’s Food Market, White Rose Senior Center, rabbittransit, SpiriTrust Lutheran, United Way of York County, WellSpan Community Health Center and The Housing Authority of the City of York.
The Mobile Produce Market starts June 15. Look for York Fresh Food Farms’ a market stop near you!
Every Monday 4pm – 6pm — Byrnes Health Education Center, 515 S George Street
Every Tuesday 4pm – 6pm — Lee’s Food Market, 564 N Pershing Avenue
Every Wednesday 4pm – 6pm — Springdale Neighborhood, at the intersection of Newlin Road & Merion Road
Every Other Thursday (1st, 3rd & 5th) 10:30am – noon — White Rose Senior Center, 28 S Broad Street
Every Other Thursday (2nd & 4th) 3pm – 5:30pm — SpiriTrust Lutheran/Kelly Dr, 750 Kelly Drive
Every Other Thursday 4pm – 6pm — United Way of York County, 800 E King Street
Every Friday 3pm – 5:30pm — rabbittransit Downtown Transfer Center, 213 W King Street
Every Saturday 11am – 2pm — York Fresh Food Farms, N Pershing Avenue at Parkway Boulevard
View mobile market schedule and list of crops here: mobile market schedule June 2018
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.