With spring in full swing, Mo and her team of farmers-in-training have been busy turning over cover crop, preparing beds, and transplanting seedlings at Arcadia Farm. Thanks to their tireless efforts, the countdown has begun for our mobile farmers’ market to hit the streets of Washington, DC!
Beginning Wednesday, May 2nd, the Arcadia Mobile Market will make weekly market stops at partner organizations throughout the District. Please visit our website for more information on the times and locations, or check out our map of scheduled market stops.
The bus has been fully retrofitted to accommodate exterior shelving, as well as interior refrigerators and freezers, preserving our offerings of sustainably produced vegetables, fruits, milk, eggs and meat. The Mobile Market will operate from May through October, making additional stops in Northern Virginia and acting as our market stand at Arcadia Farm, beginning in June.
Cat, Arcadia’s Artist-in-Residence, has nearly completed the Mobile Market’s mural. Expect a blog post later this month highlighting her experience painting the bus with volunteers and the students of Bancroft Elementary.
We’re also excited to have JuJu, Arcadia’s Mobile Market Nutrition and Outreach Coordinator, on board to conduct cooking demonstrations and food access outreach during market stops.
The Mobile Market has been made possible by both individual and corporate support. Arcadia would like to thank everybody who contributed to our Kickstarter campaign last year, as well as Kaiser Permanente, the Neighborhood Restaurant Group, Whole Foods Market, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Clif Bar Family Foundation, and the Leonsis Foundation. Funding for our “Bonus Bucks” incentive program has been generously provided by Wholesome Wave, INOVA Health System, Capital Area Food Bank, and United Medical Center.