What is the Island Grown Mobile Market?
The mobile market is a truck stocked with affordable, locally grown fruits and vegetables. The Market will make stops in six island neighborhoods with residents who have expressed that they have limited access to fresh, locally grown food. The mission of the market is to expand healthy food access for all in our community, with a focus on islanders who participate in food assistance programs. We purchase local produce at wholesale prices from local growers and sell with a small mark up to cover operating expenses—this is not a for-profit venture.
When does the Mobile Market operate?
This year, the market will stop at Morgan Woods, Woodside Village, Hillside Village, St. Augustine's Church, the Oak Bluffs Public Library, and the Wampanoag Tribe. We primarily operate the market in evening hours to make it easier for working families to access.
So far, we only sell only fresh fruits and vegetables, but see potential to expand the offerings from the market to eggs, dairy, meat, and locally sourced prepared foods in future years.
Who can shop at the Mobile Market?
Anyone can shop at the mobile market. There is no need to provide any proof of income or identification forms.
The primary mission of the market is to increase access to fresh, locally grown food to islanders on food assistance programs, and so we gladly accept SNAP and WIC and Senior farmer's market nutrition program coupons. We also accept cash and credit card.