Our Mobile Market provides under-resourced communities with affordable, healthy, and locally sourced produce.
Please visit us at one of our markets in your community!
We offer seasonal, certified organic produce, grown on our farms in eastern Massachusetts. We accept payments in the form of SNAP, HIP, WIC, Massachusetts Farmer’s Market Coupons, City of Boston Farmer’s Market Coupons, cash, and credit card. We also offer a monthly vegetable share.
East Boston Neighborhood Farmer’s Market
Central Square Park, East Boston (across from Liberty Shopping Center, 200 Border Street, Boston 02128)
Every Wednesday from June 12-October 18
Chelsea City Hall – Chelsea In front of Chelsea City Hall, 500 Broadway, Chelsea, MA 02150
Thursdays on: July 20, August 31, August 17, August 31, September 14,
September 28 (late fall dates will be posted later)
The Dimock Center – Roxbury In front of 30 Dimock Street, Roxbury, MA 02119
Thursdays on: July 14, July 27, August 10, August 24, September 7, September 21, October 5, October 19
Georgetowne Housing – Hyde Park In front of the main office, 400 Georgetowne Dr, Hyde Park, MA 02136
Thursdays on: July 14, July 27, August 10, August 24, September 7, September 21 (late fall dates will be posted later)
Roxbury YMCA – Roxbury In front of the main entrance – 285 M.L.K. Jr Blvd, Roxbury, MA 02119
Fridays on: July 14, July 28, August 11, August 25, September 8, September 22, October 6, October 20
Vegetable HIP CSA Shares: We also offer a monthly vegetable share. These shares are designed for SNAP recipients and contain a selection of seasonal organic produce, which you pick up twice a month, and are paid in full using your monthly HIP benefits. If you are interested in a purchasing a share, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We distribute the shares in the following locations:
Since 2017, our Mobile Market has provided under-resourced communities with a reliable source of healthy, local produce at an affordable price. The Mobile Market carries a wide variety of vegetables sourced primarily from our very own farms, Powisset and Appleton. Working closely with community partners for our 2023-2024 season, the Mobile Market is making bi-weekly stops in Roslindale, South Boston, East Boston, Hyde Park, Chelsea, and Chinatown. The Mobile Market offers shares to subscribers who use SNAP/HIP benefits, with an average of 200 shares distributed per month from mid-June 2023 through the end of January 2024.
In addition to the SNAP/HIP shares, The Trustees’ Mobile Market offers home delivery shares, which are delivered to food-insecure households that do not qualify for benefits. These shares are donor-supported and are free for enrolled customers. The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) identifies participating customers, and we are continuing this program in 2023.
The Mobile Market is expanding its services to offer a more traditional farmers’ market setup, allowing customers to select individual items using their SNAP benefits. The pop-up market locations include the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) Summer Market, the City of Chelsea, The Dimock Center, Whittier Street Health Center, Roxbury YMCA, and the City of Revere.
We have been sharing recipes with our Mobile Market customers since 2017 as our customers have a strong passion for cooking and obtain a wide range of culinary skills and knowledge. These recipes are truly special as they reflect the customers’ unique backgrounds and cultural heritage, bringing together dishes from all corners of the world with locally sourced produce from our Trustees farms.
In 2022, we forged a partnership with the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) and gogobytes to support their free cooking classes for elderly residents in East Boston. By providing free produce, they were able to increase the frequency of these classes from monthly to bi-weekly. This not only allowed them to provide more opportunities for seniors to learn and connect through cooking, but also to promote community engagement in a meaningful and impactful way.
The pandemic has continued to highlight social and economic inequality throughout the country, and in Boston, similarly, food insecurity and the need for open space for mental and physical wellbeing are evident, especially in low-income, high-density communities.
The Mobile Market continues to be an important and valued resource, contributing significantly to the food access needs of the communities it serves. This work is only possible through our meaningful partnerships with community-based organizations.
Please reach out if you’re interested in becoming a member of our Mobile Market CSA or if you would like to discuss a pop-up market in your community. Contact us at email@example.com
Current distribution sites include:
Current pop-up market locations include:
Current home delivery shares are identified by the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC)
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