MALONE — The Mobile Farmers Market returns this month, offering a second bus and an expanded schedule.
A program of the Joint Council for Economic Opportunity and the North Country Healthy Heart Network, the Mobile Market provides access to fresh fruit and vegetables, baked goods and a salad bar at community-based stops in Franklin and Clinton counties.
Following the success of the market’s debut season in 2018, JCEO’s Food Distribution Center has purchased and converted a second bus, which will bring food to more communities.
“By adding a second Mobile Market, we get to expand our exposure to new communities and people, providing a service that they have not seen before,” Richard Lavigne, JCEO’s food services director, said in a news release.
“Fresh vegetables, fruit and other food items are on the way.”
Heart Network Program Coordinator Andrew Goff said the second bus will allow for double the stops made.
“This growth has the momentum to continue enriching the communities we serve for many years to come,” Goff said.
FIRST BUS STOPS
The first bus starts Monday, June 10, serving fresh vegetables, baked goods and a salad bar.
The schedule is:
Mondays (Malone): Franklin County Courthouse, 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., and Citizen Advocates (125 Finney Boulevard), 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Tuesdays (Hogansburg): Akwesasne Senior Center, 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., and Akwesasne Farmers Market, noon to 1:30 p.m.
Wednesdays (Malone): Alice Center, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., and Alice Hyde Hospital, 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Thursdays (Malone): Franklin County Courthouse, 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., and OneWorkSource, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Fridays (Malone): Social Services, 10 a.m. to noon; Citizen Advocates (125 Finney Blvd), 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m.; and The Trails, 1:15 p.m. to 2 p.m.
SECOND BUS STOPS
The second bus starts Monday, June 24, serving fresh veggies and baked goods. This bus will not offer a salad bar.
The schedule for the second bus is:
Mondays: Yando’s (Malone), 10 a.m. to noon, and Tallon’s Store (Constable), 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Tuesdays: Intersection of routes 37 and 122 (Westville Corners), 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., and Rainbow Park (Fort Covington), noon to 2 p.m.
Wednesdays: 1155 County Rt. 25 (Whippleville), 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., and the Old Catholic Church (Owl’s Head), 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Thursdays: Catholic Church (Chateaugay), 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., and Four Corners (Burke), noon to 2 p.m.
Fridays: Methodist Church (Lyon Mountain), 10 a.m. to noon, and Four Corners (Brainardsville), 12:15 p.m. to 2 p.m.
The Mobile Market is supported by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, Cornell Cooperative Extension’s SHINE program, and the New York State Department of Health’s Creating Healthy Schools & Communities program.