York Fresh Food Farms | Services Update | May 5th, 2021

York Fresh Food Farms’ Mobile Produce Market will launch Friday, June 4h and fully run until Friday, November 5th, 2021.

Upon the introduction of COVID-19 to the States and the jeopardization of human health, York Fresh Food Farms responded without hesitation, researching means for increasing & optimizing its services. In order to ensure the accessibility to fresh produce for all neighbors, York Fresh Food Farms added Home Delivery and Market PickUp ministrations to its daily Mobile Produce Market operation. These ministrations provided an alternative to shopping at the Mobile Produce Market, allowing customers to pre-order goods for either pickup at the market or delivery to the home, offering a contactless option for purchasing fresh, local produce. All payment options accepted at the Mobile Produce Market were also accepted for PickUp and Delivery, including SNAP/EBT/Food Stamp Card, WIC & Senior FMNP Checks, WellSpan Market Bucks, Cash & Card. 

By continuing to accept subsidized payment programs for its Delivery Services, York Fresh Food Farms has been able to keep its market open to those dependent on subsidies like Food Stamps and therefore offering quality service in a non-discriminatory manner. Although these services were researched and offered due to the effect of COVID-19 on our nation’s (and city’s) economy and health, York Fresh Food Farms will continue to offer these services in a limited capacity:

Home Delivery for the 2021 Mobile Produce Market season is limited to the following zipcodes: 17401, 17402, 17403, 17404, 17406, and 17408

All other neighbors are welcome to still place an online pre-order for Friday pickup at rabbiransity or Saturday Farm Pickup.

Continuation of Home Delivery & Market PickUp into 2021 has been determined based on the large & positive response to these services, as proven by the following data, making up 23.4% of York Fresh Food Farms’ Total Sales in 2020.

In addition to the services aforementioned, York Fresh Food Farms will be partnering with the York City School District (YCSD) to provide 100 YCSD families with a free box of produce for 10 weeks of the summer. In order to maximize its impact in this manner, York Fresh Food Farms has made the aforementioned delivery/pickup decisions to better meet the needs of its neighborhood families in York City.

In partnership with the City of York Bureau of Health, York Fresh Food Farms will be offering Nutrition Education programming on weekly basis for the projected 22 weeks of the 2021 Mobile Produce Market. Nutrition education will be consistently offered at the following 2021 MPM locations:

Mondays at Hannah Penn School (425 E Prospect St): 230-530 PM

1st and 3rd Wednesdays at CPC/WIC Office (130 W Market St): 10-1230 PM

Wednesdays at 4 the Family Store (673 E Market St): 330-530 PM

Thursdays at McKinley Elementary (600 Manor St): 330-530 PM

Thursdays at Paks Food Market (750 E Princess St): 330-530 PM

Through the creation of over 30 Recipes and Recipe Cards, York Fresh Food Farms will offer additional resources to the community at its Mobile Produce Market as well as online through Educational Recipe Videos, in partnership with June Wise of Wise Sauce.

In April, York Fresh Food Farms collaborated with Community Progress Council and Penn State Extension Nutrition Links to offer a “Farm Fresh Cooking” virtual event; check it out at the link below:

Passcode to view: farmfresh1!

http://bit.ly/farmfreshcooking1

Customers interested in 2021 Pre-Ordering Options are encouraged to go to bit.ly/y3fform to get connected with these services. This form will allow you to inform us whether you will utilize Market PickUp or Home Delivery services and will also permit you to sign up for text and/or email subscription. We also encourage those who wish to stay connected with us this season to follow us on social media, both Facebook & Instagram, @yorkfreshfoodfarms.

To sign up for our Email Newsletter, visit: bit.ly/newdirtY3F

If you know of neighbors without access to the internet, social media, or a mobile device, do not hesitate to let us know! We are happy to work with neighborhood associations & community organizations to connect with as many folks as we can.

As you might acknowledge, our continued, increased efforts this season will require more work and more hands to make sure our neighbors are fed across York City. Visit our other website pages to learn more about how you can donate your time and/or resources to support our mission.

We love York City & look forward to continuing to serve you into 2021 as we naviagate this season of change, growth, and challenges.

Keep it Dirty & Stay Healthy,

Your Neighborhood Farmers x