Access to fresh food

Mobile Farmer’s Market

 
 
 

In the Good Life City and throughout Southwest Georgia , there remains neighborhoods where residents are unable to access the foods essential to a healthy diet. This happens for a variety of reasons, including low-income, lack of access to public transit, and long distances to groceries and markets. Such conditions make it extremely difficult for individuals and families without access to a vehicle to find and purchase healthy foods. Senior citizens who might be less mobile are hit especially hard by this type of isolation.

Mobile Farmer's Markets are travelling community food markets filled with fresh, quality vegetables and fruits. These markets bring healthy produce to neighborhoods where it might not otherwise be available.

Mobile Farmer's Markets address the need for fresh, quality produce in food deserts, neighborhoods where a grocery store is nowhere in sight or too expensive for residents. Some neighborhoods don’t receive adequate transit service or people don’t own cars and the local grocery store is just too expensive or far away. Getting healthy food into neighborhoods and communities where healthy grocery stores don’t exist is the priority. Mobile markets offer a low cost place to buy quality produce while meeting neighbors close to home.

WHO WE SERVE

  • Communities at least one mile walking distance from the nearest discount grocery store.

  • High single parent families, person with disabilities, and or senior population.

  • Public Housing Neighborhoods

  • Low-income communities.

  • Food Insecure Zones

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Mobile Farmers Market Stop at Arcadia Commons during Summer of 2018.