SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)– When you get on a bus you usually have somewhere to go.
The bus from Enterprise Farm in Whatley is different though. It brings fresh fruits and vegetables directly from the farm straight to the consumer. It parks right outside City Hall on one of it’s twelve stops across Springfield. A lunch break for some can mean a quick trip to the farm.
Sara Burrington from Springfield said, “You can walk outside, grab some vegetables and go back into work.”
Mayor Sarno who walked across the street from City Hall with his daughters to buy produce added, “The mobility is key. People may not be able to get fresh fruit or fresh vegetables or get to a supermarket.”
The mobile farmers’ market reaches a couple hundred people when it’s out for the day and at prices that Jack Hawkins, Mobile Market Coordinator, says are hard to beat.
“The prices are great just as good as you’ll get at the grocery store even better.”
Burrington agrees, “I just got an entire bag of fruits and vegetables for $6.50 and that’s amazing.”
The Mobile Farmers’ Market is out and about on Wednesdays through Fridays.
9:30-10:30 at Gentile Apartments 85 William St
11:00-12:00 at Pine Point Senior Center 335 Berkshire Ave
12:30-1:30 at Greenleaf Senior Center 1187 1/2 Parker St
2:30-3:30 at Independence House 1475 Roosevelt Ave
4:00-5:00 at Baystate High St. Health Center 140 High St
9:00-10:00 at North End Fitness Center 310 Plainfield St
10:30-11:30 at Linden Towers 310 Stafford St
12:00-2:00 at City Hall 36 Court St
3:00-4:00 at Saab Court 25 Saab Court
4:30-5:30 at YMCA 235 Chestnut Street.
11:00-2:00 at Market Share CHD on Bernie Ave
3:30-4:30 at Colonial Estates 1 Beacon Circle.
Offering great prices for healthy food, Enterprise Farm along with Go Fresh Market and Live Well Springfield are hoping to add more stops next year.