Camden’s Fresh Mobile Market launched in Spring 2013, to provide seasonal, quality Jersey Fresh fruits and vegetables directly to the people of Camden, at low prices. Camden residents do not have adequate access to fresh foods and Camden is one of the Worst 9 “Food Deserts” in America, according to the USDA. From the Mobile Market’s inception, it was decided that this program would benefit Camden …by providing residents access to healthy choices directly in their neighborhoods. The Mobile Market program was funded by a $63,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation.
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Some of the produce will be grown at the CCGC’s Urban Farm on 3rd and Beckett Streets in Camden, NJ. CCGC Board member and supporter, Duffield’s Farm in Sewell, NJ, will also supply produce. In addition, the CCGC’s “Camden Grows”, the USDA Entrepreneurial Gardening Program
, will enable Camden Community Gardeners to make a profit by selling their surplus of crops to the Mobile Market Program. Shop at the Camden Children’s Garden Mini Farm Stand on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 10am-4pm. Also on Thursdays, we have an ongoing Mobile Market Stop across from City Hall on Federal Street in late morning until early afternoon. For the remaining Mobile Market schedule, stay tuned here, contact 856-365-8733 or email@example.com. The Camden’s Fresh Mobile Market will be stopping in various districts throughout Camden and we will be updating residents on route schedules thru community center contacts, flyers, social media, and mailing lists. For more info about this program and updates, visit the facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/CamdenMobile
The fresh food selection changes with the seasons, but you can often purchase Jersey Fresh produce including carrots, lettuces, tomatoes, beets, onions, potatoes, corn, squashes, blueberries, apples, peaches, grapes, kohlrabi, broccoli rabe, kale, cauliflower, cabbage, and a variety of fresh herbs. In addition, we carry a selection of transported fruits like mangoes, lemons, limes, oranges, grapes and apples. Customers can also purchase fresh baked goods, cheeses, and eggs.
Interested in booking a Mobile Market Stop? Any organization, faith-based, neighborhood center, or community group that would like to coordinate a Mobile Market stop in their high-traffic location, please contact Nohemi or Natalie at 856-365-8733 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The vehicle utilized is a large van purchased at a discounted rate from Holman Ford Lincoln using the grant, and the renovated trailer was refabricated. The refrigerated trailer allows staff to safely transport the fresh produce. The trailer’s outside sports a vegetable themed “Fresh Mobile” sign that includes the Camden Children’s Garden phone number.
The CCGC is growing, selling and promoting the nutritional value of eating fresh locally-grown food to improve the health of Camden residents, as well as, helping to fight hunger.
FRESH MOBILE MARKET PARTNERS INCLUDE:
- NJ 5th Legislative District: Senator Donald Norcross, Assemblyman Gilbert “Whip” Wilson and Assemblyman Angel Fuentes.
- NJ Department of Agriculture: Secretary of Agriculture Douglas Fisher and Jeff Beach
- City of Camden and Mayor Dana Redd
- Camden City Council Members
- Duffield’s Farm
- Holman Ford Lincoln
- Walmart Foundation
- Whole Foods Market Mid-Atlantic Region
- CCGC’s Camden Community Gardening Program
ABOUT MAY 8th MOBILE LAUNCH EVENT
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6abc’s Lisa Thomas-Laury with Garden Staff at the Mobile Farm Stand!
On May 8th, the Camden Children’s Garden, partners and local dignitaries announced the launch of Camden’s Fresh Mobile Market! The Mobile Market program, aimed at providing Camden residents with fresh fruits and vegetables, was funded by a $63,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation.The event took place at Mickle Towers, 200 Mickle Blvd, Camden, NJ 08103. Refreshments following conference at Camden Children’s Garden, 3 Riverside Drive, Camden, NJ 08103The event was hosted by the NJ 5th Legislative District and Camden City Garden Club, operators of the Camden’s Fresh Mobile Market Program and Camden Children’s Garden.
ABOUT THE CAMDEN CITY GARDEN CLUB and CAMDEN CHILDREN’S GARDEN
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