BUFFALO, New York- In an effort to combat food inequity across Buffalo, Massachusetts Avenue Project (MAP) seeks community partners to host the Growing Green Mobile Market for the 2019 season. MAP invites all interested local not-for-profits and businesses to apply. Applications are due March 1, 2019.
The Mobile Market provides produce to neighborhoods where access to local, fresh, and affordable fruits and vegetables are limited. Operating as a farm stand on wheels, the Mobile Market sets up as a temporary produce vendor in communities across Buffalo. The Market is open to the public for a few hours at a time, five days a week, from June until November, rain or shine.
Recipes, food storage tips, and nutrition information are all part of the Mobile Market program. Prices are affordable and “naturally grown” or organic produce is sourced whenever possible. Common staples found on the Mobile Market truck include lettuce, collard greens, berries, tomatoes, onions, and squash. Many of these items are grown on MAP’s urban farm on Massachusetts Avenue. The Mobile Market accepts cash, credit, SNAP, and NY Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program checks. The Mobile Market also participates in the Double Up Food Bucks program. Double Up provides a $1 for $1 match, up to $20 per day, for SNAP recipients purchasing locally grown produce at participating Farmers’ Markets in New York State.
Each year, the Mobile Market serves over 4,000 consumers and distributes approximately 30,000 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables to individuals and families.
Copies of the application and more information about the Mobile Market can be found on MAP’s website, www.mass-ave.org. Further inquiries can be addressed to the attention of the Markets Director, Danielle Rovillo, by calling 716-882-5327, extension 4, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Massachusetts Avenue Project is 501(c)3 not-for-profit with a mission to nurture the growth of a sustainable and equitable community food system to promote local economic opportunities, access to affordable, nutritious food and social change education.