Farms & Food

Mobile Farmers Market

A local food delivery program designed to bring fresh, local food from Trustees and other Massachusetts farms to Boston neighborhoods with limited access to healthy food.

Mark Gardner

Our Mobile Market food access program brings fresh, certified organic vegetables into communities without farms or easy access to high quality, local produce.  We currently serve over 350 member households in a handful of Boston neighborhoods with veggies grown at Appleton Farms, Chestnut Hill Farm and Powisset Farm.

The Mobile Market largely follows an HIP CSA model for households receiving SNAP benefits. HIP is the Massachusetts Healthy Incentives program that provides additional financial benefits for households purchasing fresh, local fruits and vegetables directly from Massachusetts producers. The Healthy Incentives Program works in supporting the local food system while providing increased access to fresh fruits and vegetables for SNAP recipients.

The Mobile Market offers a market style CSA pick up every other week, June through October. Additionally, we occasionally offer pop-up markets with a focus on expanding food access for the underserved. Please reach out if your interested in becoming a member in Mobile Market CSA or would like to discuss a pop-up market in your community. Contact us at mobilemarket@thetrustees.org

Current distribution sites include:

Orient Heights Redevelopment (East Boston): Fridays

Archdale Homes (Roslindale): Thursdays

Mass Pike Towers (Chinatown): Fridays

Castle Square (Chinatown): Fridays

Roxbury YMCA (Roxbury): Thursdays

Chelsea Salvation Army: Wednesdays

Green Roots (Chelsea): Thursdays

Georgetowne Housing (Hyde Park): Wednesdays

This work is only possible through meaningful partnerships with community-based organizations.

My family needs the mobile market. Cooking is what we do. It’s part of our culture, and you can’t cook with bad ingredients. [This market] has the best ingredients I’ve seen in Boston, and I can actually afford it.

– customer at the Roxbury YMCA stop

There’s so much more variety at the market this year. There’s berries every week. There’s honey, eggs, milk, and cheese. I can rely on it.

– customer at the Whittier Health Center stop

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