Local Motive Mobile Farmers' Market
Where to find us
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The Local Motive Mobile Farmers’ Market operates weekly, year-round, at local community centers, public housing neighborhoods and local businesses. The mobile market sells locally sourced foods through the Feast Down East Food Hub in Burgaw, NC that is grown and raised from over 30 local farmers in a 50-mile radius! ANYONE is welcome to shop at mobile market sites.
Operating out of a refrigerated Ford transit van, Local Motive is designed to address increasing food insecurity and access towards healthy, nutrient-dense foods among vulnerable populations. The mobile farmers market operation accepts SNAP/EBT or food stamps, as well as debit and cash, as forms of payment. In addition to participating in the Fresh Bucks program for SNAP/EBT customers. For each dollar a SNAP recipient withdraws from their account to spend on their purchase, they will be matched an additional dollar, for up to a total of $20 Fresh Bucks. The Local Motive Mobile Farmers Market additionally offers educational resources, recipes, taste testings, cooking demonstrations and health-based education to the wider mobile market community.
Jordyn Appel, the Local Motive Program Director, explains how our mobile farmers market began
volunteer sign up
Please sign up for August 2021 here.
This sheet is updated every month, so you will need to fill it out again if you wish to volunteer the next month.
Feast Down East has implemented an in-depth framework of safeguards for customers, community members, and staff while at Local Motive farmers market sites. Please reference our Public Health and Safety Operational Guide for more information.