SPARTANBURG, SC – The Hub City Farmers’ Market is thrilled to announce the relaunch of its popular Mobile Market program, following a year and half hiatus! Made possible through contributions from Women Giving, the Spartanburg County Foundation, and donations from local businesses and individuals, the Mobile Market works to accomplish HCFM’s mission to expand the supply, demand, and access to healthy local food in Spartanburg County.
“As the first of its kind in South Carolina, we could not be more excited about getting the Mobile Market back on the road,” said Caroline Sexton, Executive Director for the Hub City Farmers’ Market. “The Mobile Market program allows us to more fully realize our mission to increase supply, demand, and access to healthy, local food by taking healthy food to people where they live, work, and play,”
The new Mobile Market system includes a large truck that will tow a 20 foot trailer, completely outfitted with shelving, freezer and refrigeration units, and equipment to keep everything running. The Mobile Market can also be run out of the truck alone in the event that space at a particular stop is limited. This system provides the ability to take locally grown produce as well as locally made cheeses, bread, jam, and coffee to communities all over Spartanburg County.
Also unique to the Hub City Farmers’ Market is the “Double SNAP” program. This program funded by United Way of the Piedmont allows SNAP recipients to double their dollars up to $40. These funds can be spent on all SNAP eligible items at the market, including fruits and vegetables, dairy products, meats, eggs, and plants that produce food. The program will be honored on the Mobile Market, as well as cash, and credit and debit transactions.
The Mobile Market has over 20 weekly stops throughout the county scheduled for the summer season at businesses, community centers, and schools throughout the County! Stops will include both Spartanburg County YMCA locations, the Carolina Pregnancy Center, Drayton Lofts, the Woodruff Farmers’ Market, and more. To find out when the Mobile Market will be in a particular area, visit the Mobile Market Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/HCFMMobileMarket or the Hub City Farmers’ Market website at www.hubcityfm.org.
About Hub City Farmers’ Market
Hub City Farmers’ Market is an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that works to increase the supply, demand and access to healthy, local food in Spartanburg County. We work to eliminate barriers to healthy eating such as access, cost and education. Our focus is on direct service programs, indirect service working with partner organizations, and advocating for policies that impact both the farmer and the consumer.