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In vintage van, mobile farmer’s market seeks out communities in need

Bradenton, Fla., – Not every neighborhood has access to a farmer’s market.

But one community farmer is trying to change that.

Thanks to a $100,000 grant through the Department of Health in Manatee County, Christa Leonard is taking her Geraldson Community Farm on the road.

Leonard says the money went towards refurbishing a 1972 Airstream which they’ve renamed the “Green Stream.”

Now mobile, the Geraldson Community Farm of Bradenton is now traveling all over Manatee County, including Pride Park and G.T. Bray Park.Image result for In vintage van, mobile farmers market seeks out communities in need

The farmers are trying to reach people with otherwise might not have access to good, local vegetables, and they accept EBT.

The Green Stream hit the road for the first time just a couple weeks ago.

They’re at Pride Park (6032 9th Street E., Bradenton) every Monday from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

They’re scheduled to be the New College of Florida every Friday.

The Geraldson Community Farm also has a work-share program where you can work for food.

 

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