Mobile Farmers’ Market rolls out discount during shelter-in-place

The Mobile Farmers' Market is returning to its post-winter routes in Richmond and San Pablo.
Photo credit: Fresh Approach

By Kathy Chouteau

Amidst a nationwide pandemic, the Fresh Approach Mobile Farmers’ Market is still rolling, and they’ve just sweetened the pot for anyone feeling the COVID-19 pinch.

Fresh Approach’s existing 50 percent discount to customers receiving federal benefits (i.e., EBT, WIC, SSI and SSDI programs) will now be extended to ALL of its shoppers during the shelter-in-place period, according to Ellen Olack, food access & marketing coordinator for the organization.

Contra Costa County’s shelter-in-place order currently runs through Sun., May 3. Under the order, the Mobile Farmers’ Market is considered an essential service by providing easy-access to nutritional California-grown foods like fruits, vegetables, dried beans and honey.

The Mobile Farmers’ Market makes its local rounds Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Richmond Public Library, 325 Civic Center Plaza in Richmond, and Fridays from 10 to 1 p.m. at San Pablo City Hall, 13831 San Pablo Ave. in San Pablo.

“As this public health event continues to evolve, we will be doing everything possible to keep the Mobile Farmers’ Market a safe place for shoppers and staff, while providing food to the public,” said Olack in a statement. Find out about Fresh Approach’s health and safety protocols here

Learn more about Fresh Approach’s mission and services here or contact the nonprofit via phone at 925-771-2990.

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