Mobile Farmers’ Markets

Bringing the nourishing bounty of local farmers to the Bay Area

We believe everyone should have access to locally-sourced and nourishing food, and that the health of our communities and the livelihood of our local farmers should go hand-in-hand.

All of the fresh, seasonal produce from our Mobile Farmers’ Markets is affordably priced, and we offer a 50% discount to market shoppers who participate in the CalFresh (SNAP), WIC, SSI/SSDI, Medi-Cal/Medicaid, low income, membership at a food pantry, and Unemployment programs!

“Our Mobile Farmers’ Markets are a community hub to share resources and recipes, purchase culturally relevant produce, and try something new. The expanded match opens up our Fruit & Veggie Savings Program to a larger group of people who normally wouldn’t qualify for market match at other farmer’s markets. Some families have voiced that our Mobile Farmers’ Markets are an important part of their schedules and how access to the mobile farmers market gives them the opportunities to healthier food options.”

Isabel Medina, South Bay Food Access Program Manager

MOBILE FARMERS’ MARKET INFO

Route Stops

Tuesdays, East Bay

Nick Rodriguez
Community Center
11:30 AM – 2:30 PM,
corner of W 2nd St and E St, Antioch

Tuesdays, South Bay

Valley Health Center
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM,
500 Tully Rd,
San Jose

Wednesdays, East Bay

Richmond Public Library
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM,
Nevin Ave. & Civic Center Plaza, Richmond

San Pablo Senior Center
12:00 PM– 1:30 PM,
1943 Church Ln,
San Pablo

Thursdays, South Bay

Central YMCA
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM,
1717 The Alameda,
San Jose

Valley Health Center
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM,
500 Tully Rd,
San Jose

Payment

We accept cash, credit cards, Cal Fresh/EBT, and VeggieRx Vouchers.

Fruit & Veggie Savings Program

We offer a 50% discount to market shoppers who participate in the CalFresh (SNAP), WIC, SSI/SSDI, Medi-Cal/Medicaid, low income, membership at a food pantry, and Unemployment programs.

2024 Route Breaks

We will NOT be running our Mobile Farmers’ Markets during the following dates below:

  • January 1st through January 19th
  • March 18th through March 22nd
  • May 27th through May 31st
  • July 1st through July 5th
  • September 2nd through September 6th
  • November 25th through November 29th
  • December 16th through December 31st

Volunteer at the Mobile Farmers’ Markets

Volunteers provide customer service, restock produce, conduct transactions, collect shopper surveys, and support as needed. And at the end of the shift, volunteers receive $10 worth of fresh fruits & veggies!

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“Fresh Approach has been nourishing me as I learn how to navigate a world mostly designed for other people. Having the 50% discount for folks who don’t qualify for SNAP, but do qualify for other services, such as Medi-Cal, has been so helpful! Because, like a lot of folks in the Bay Area, experiencing cost of living increases while income doesn’t keep up, continues to be a challenge. Finding the right services at the right time, is something Fresh Approach has done in my case. I’ve been very grateful!”

Nancy, Mobile Farmers’ Market shopper

SOURCE MATTERS

Our Mobile Farmers’ Market makes it possible for local farms and urban growers to sell in communities that would otherwise lack access to their fresh seasonal produce, while helping small farmers diversify their sales through guaranteed weekly orders for our two trucks. When you shop at any of our mobile farmers’ market stops, you’re helping support a robust local food system that promotes sustainability, equity, and responsible stewardship in agriculture.

Our focus is on…

  • Purchasing from local farms within 200 miles of the Bay Area that produce food using sustainable and ecologically sound growing practices, including certified organic
  • Prioritizing sourcing produce from small-scale, BIPOC, women-owned, and early-stage farmers who are committed to equitable and fair labor practices
  • Offering affordable produce that accommodates the cultural and economic preferences of our market shoppers and communities

Upcoming Mobile Farmers’ Markets

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