DECATUR, Ga. – The tires have been kicked, the fuel tank on the bus has been filled up, and soon, fresh-from-the-garden goodness will roll into a neighborhood near you.
The Fresh on DeK: DeKalb Mobile Farmers Market will be making weekly stops throughout the county, offering fresh fruits and vegetables for sale. The 2018 season kicks off on Saturday, May 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 4380 Memorial Drive (at the intersection of I-285) in Decatur.
A day full of fun for the entire family is planned. Local vendors will be on site providing food samples, recipes, information on healthy living and more.
Entering its fourth season, the DeKalb Mobile Farmers Market is sponsored by the DeKalb County Board of Health and UGA Extension DeKalb County and is funded through a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) grant.
“We are so happy to have the Mobile Farmer’s Market back for another year,” said DeKalb County District Health Director S. Elizabeth Ford, M.D., M.B.A. “Affordable, fresh produce should be available for all individuals and families in DeKalb County, but especially for those that live in what are considered food deserts.”
The U.S. Department of Agriculture defines a “food desert” as a low-income area where a significant portion of residents have minimal access to a supermarket or grocery store.
The DeKalb Mobile Farmers Market accepts cash, credit, checks and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) EBT benefits. It will make weekly stops from June 5 through September 21.
For more information about the DeKalb Mobile Farmers Market, visit www.freshondek.com or call (404) 294-3718.