What is the Island Grown Mobile Market?
The mobile market is a truck stocked with affordable, locally grown fruits and vegetables. The Market 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 and eggs 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?
From July through February, the Mobile Market visits island neighborhoods in the evening, after work hours.
The winter Mobile Market runs in January and February at Woodside Village, Howe's House and the Hospital.
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 HIP and Farmer's Market Nutrition Program Senior and WIC coupons. We also accept cash and credit card.