Farmers MarketsYpsilanti Mobile Farm Stand
To increase access to healthy food in underserved areas, Growing Hope launched the Ypsilanti Mobile Farm Stand in 2015. We’re excited to be back in action in 2016!
From June-September, 2016 you can find the Farm Stand at the following locations:
- Thursdays from 11:00am-2:00pm in the courtyard of the Towner Human Service Center where DHHS, WCPH, WIC, CSTS have offices. 555 Towner Street, Ypsilanti
- Thursdays from 4:00pm-7:00pm at the corner of MacArthur and Harris in Superior Township (across from the Superior Township Public Library)
- Fridays from 10:00am-1:00pm at Growing Hope Center, 922 W. Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti
The Farm Stand’s main goal is to bring fruits and vegetables to areas of the community that have limited access to fresh produce. In the Farm Stand’s first season there were over 1,300 visits to our Farm Stand locations.
The produce sold at the Farm Stand is sourced from Growing Hope’s own urban farm and our Ypsilanti Farmers Market vendors. From June to September we set up the Farm Stand at multiple weekly locations in Superior Township, Ypsilanti Township, and the City of Ypsilanti. We also plan for the farm stand to be at special events, and other locations where we can offer healthy food and test the interest, potentially leading to a longer term more permanent location. Our Mobile Farm Stand is committed to providing fresh and local produce to all income levels and accepts; SNAP/EBT, Double Up Food Bucks, WIC, Senior Project Fresh, Market Fresh, and Prescription Health as means to pay.
Thanks to St. Joseph Mercy Health System for being our headline sponsor of the Mobile Farm Stand in 2016. We also received generous support from Washtenaw County Public Health and Superior Township. Special thanks to Washtenaw Community College’s Construction and Technology Program for building the Mobile Farm Stand. We appreciate our partners for stepping up to make sure this resource is able to serve our community!To stay up-to-date with photos and what’s in season at the Farm Stand visit our Farmers Market Facebook page!