Monday, June 21, 2021

Mobile Farmers Market kicks off 2021 Season

woman shopping inside of mobile market truck

The Mobile Farmers Market has returned for the 2021 season, with community-based stops set across Franklin and Clinton counties.

A program of the Joint Council for Economic Opportunity (JCEO) and the Heart Network, the Mobile Market provides access to fresh fruit and vegetables, baked goods and a salad bar; the market made its debut in 2018 and has since expanded its stops and offerings. The Mobile Market accepts Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits with the additional bonus of the Double Up Food Bucks Program that doubles the amount of produce SNAP recipients can purchase; customers can also use farmers market vouchers.

JCEO and the Heart Network will continue to follow all state and federal COVID-19 guidelines and protocols. Only one person and a JCEO employee are allowed on the bus at a time. Masks are required and customers waiting to enter the bus are asked to maintain social distancing.

The Mobile Market schedule is subject to change. To view the schedule, visit heartnetwork.org/mobile-farmers-market or call (518) 319-4028.

The Mobile Market is made possible with support from Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, Cornell Cooperative Extension’s SHINE program, CDPHP Insurance and the New York State Department of Health’s Creating Healthy Schools & Communities program. Clinton County Public Health joined as a funding partner in 2020 to help expand the Mobile Market’s footprint into Clinton County and contributed farmers market vouchers.

For more information about JCEO, visit jceo.org.

For more information about the North Country Healthy Heart Network, visit heartnetwork.org.

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