This summer, the Sudbury & District Good Food Box Program will be applying its model for affordable fresh produce to a traveling pop-up market! The Good Food Box MARCHÉ de la boîte de bonne bouffe runs on the following schedule, beginning this week. Everyone is welcome!
Tuesdays, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Morel Park (270 Second Ave. Sudbury)
Wednesdays, 10:30am - 12pm
Spencer Park (Power St. Copper Cliff)
As with the existing Good Food Box program, the market will operate on a not-for-profit basis, with bulk purchasing discounts getting passed on to market patrons. The market will have the added advantage of being more frequent than the monthly Good Food Box program, and people will be able to choose the items they buy. Ultimately, the goal is to encourage local families to make healthy food choices by making it easier for them to access a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables.
Funded through the Healthy Kids Community Challenge, the Good Food Box MARCHÉ de la boîte de bonne bouffe was been working with the Best Start Hubs and the Sudbury & District Health Unit to identify market locations where children and families often gather, and where grocery store access is limited.
Since the market will be not-for-profit, promotional efforts as well as market set-up and take-down duties will require the assistance of volunteers. Anyone interested in getting involved should contact the Good Food Box Program Coordinator at 705-671-1941 ext. 258. Volunteers will receive a $10 voucher to use at the pop-up market.