Last Tuesday I had the opportunity to go down to see the launch of Massachusett’s Avenue Project’s Mobile Market – a fresh food mobile that will tour the city’s neighborhoods throughout the growing season. The launch happened at Jericho Ministries on Barton St. on the city’s west side.
The goal of this ‘farmers market on wheels’ is to provide fresh fruits and vegetables to residents in area’s of the city where access to such foods is limited or non-existent. A lot of the food being sold is grown right at MAP’s Growing Green Garden on Massachusetts Avenue. In addition, they have relationships with some area farmers who also provide produce for the market, so there is always a good supply and plenty of variety to choose from.
Check out this great video the Buffalo News produced that provides interviews with Diane Picard, MAP’s Executive Director along with other staff and kids who participate in MAP’s summer program.