in low-income communities shows that access to affordable and culturally appropriate fruits and vegetables is essential for addressing food insecurity. A recent study of food security in Connecticut found that Hartford’s population is the most at risk of food insecurity in the state. Although several approaches have been developed to address this, access to produce in many Hartford neighborhoods remains a challenge.
aims to address the lack of access to affordable and high-quality produce in many Hartford neighborhoods. It is a year-round mobile produce market for targeted low-income neighborhoods, bringing fresh fruits and vegetables into areas with limited healthy food access. In addition to providing a source of locally and regionally grown produce for under-served communities, the Hartford Mobile Market also provides a new market for local farmers since many of the fruits and vegetables sold over the course of the year on the mobile market are sourced locally.
The Hartford Mobile Market began operating in December 2014 with two weekly stops, one at Hispanic Health Council/WIC and one at Community Health Services. SNAP and debit are accepted at all stops.
Due to COVID-19, our Mobile Market operations are ramping up slowly and are conducted with maximum safety for our residents and our staff. As more and more vaccinations are given, we will continue to add service sites, especially once the weather warms up a bit and we are able to set up operations outdoors! Stay well, everyone…wear a mask!
Thank you to the supporters of the Hartford Mobile Market! The Hartford Mobile Market is a collaborative project of Hartford Food System and Hispanic Health Council. The Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation and Hartford Hospital are the program’s founding funders, with additional support from the City of Hartford, the Ensworth Charitable Foundation, Farmington Community Bank Foundation, Lawson Valentine Foundation, the USDA, and our amazing donors!
Hartford Food System was founded in 1978. Since then, we have been dedicated to finding long-term solutions for access to affordable and healthy food in our home city of Hartford.
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