WE'RE BACK FOR THE 2023 SEASON!
Saturdays, June 10th - September 30th
10am - 2pm
East Hadley Road Valley Bike Station, 248 East Hadley Road
In partnership with Mycoterra Farm & Mass Food Delivery
FOUR EASY WAYS TO SHOP THIS SEASON
We accept cash, credit, SNAP, HIP & Farmer's Market Senior/WIC coupons
HELP US SPREAD OUR WINGS
We are a community driven, bilingual mobile farmers market bringing affordable, organic fresh produce to Amherst's food desert neighborhoods.
We are so grateful to our community for helping to keep the Amherst Mobile Market running. We are fundraising for the 2023 season and we would be glad to receive your continued support.
Below is our video, "Amherst Mobile Market: Cultivating Change." The video illustrates what a difference the Amherst Mobile Market has made in the lives of Amherst community members. Please consider making a donation to help us continue cultivating change for many seasons to come.
Why is the Amherst Mobile Market only at one site this year?
The Amherst Mobile Market has exciting news....we are in the process of becoming an independent nonprofit organization! We are so grateful to all the incredible partners that have supported us for our first four years. And now we are taking the next step to make sure we can continue to bring fresh local food to Amherst neighborhoods for many years to come! Interested in volunteering, serving on our Board, or supporting this process? Contact us!
The Amherst Mobile Market not only makes affordable produce available within walking distance of residents who struggle to access healthy food, but also puts decision-making in the hands of low-income, BIPOC community members and builds the capacity of those community members to take on leadership roles.
While the challenges around food access in Amherst are ever present for some, others may be unaware that nearly all of Amherst's census tracts are designated as "food deserts" by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, meaning that they contain high concentrations of residents who are both low-income and live more than a mile from the grocery store. Residents without vehicles, who constitute 11% of Amherst's population, often report that it can take up to two hours to get to and from the grocery store by bus, and that expensive cab rides are often required for the trip home to prevent groceries from spoiling.
THE PROBLEM BY THE NUMBERS
1 IN 4
Amherst residents is low income and lives more than a mile from a supermarket
of Amherst residents lack access to a vehicle
is the difference in heart failure hospitalization rates between Black and White residents of Amherst
OUR SOLUTION BY THE NUMBERS
Amherst residents representing food desert communities engaged in a multi-year planning process
Amherst residents from food desert communities were employed by the mobile market in 2020
Amherst residents from the community the market serves have now worked at the AMM for four years
Amherst area farms sold their produce through the mobile market in 2020
affordable, organic produce items sold in 2020
individuals were served by the mobile market in its pilot year
of 2020 survey respondents said the mobile market facilitated access to fresh, healthy food
of 2020 mobile market customers had an annual household income of under $50,000