The Mobile Farmers Market has returned for the 2021 season, with community-based stops set across Franklin and Clinton counties.
A program of the Joint Council for Economic Opportunity (JCEO) and the Heart Network, the Mobile Market provides access to fresh fruit and vegetables, baked goods and a salad bar; the market made its debut in 2018 and has since expanded its stops and offerings. The Mobile Market accepts Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits with the additional bonus of the Double Up Food Bucks Program that doubles the amount of produce SNAP recipients can purchase; customers can also use farmers market vouchers.
JCEO and the Heart Network will continue to follow all state and federal COVID-19 guidelines and protocols. Only one person and a JCEO employee are allowed on the bus at a time. Masks are required and customers waiting to enter the bus are asked to maintain social distancing.
The Mobile Market is made possible with support from Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, Cornell Cooperative Extension’s SHINE program, CDPHP Insurance and the New York State Department of Health’s Creating Healthy Schools & Communities program; Clinton County Public Health joined as a funding partner in 2020 to help expand the Mobile Market’s footprint into Clinton County and contributed farmers market vouchers.
Click here for the press release announcing this year’s season.
Stops and schedule (subject to change)
Schedule for Bus #1:
- Mondays: DeChantal Apartments, Saranac Lake, 10-11:15, Citizen Advocates/Hhott House, Saranac Lake, 11:45-12:45, Tupper Lake Adult Center, 12:45-1:45
- Tuesdays: Waverly Town Offices, 10-11:30, Franklin County Courthouse, back parking lot, Malone, 12-2
- Wednesdays: Akwesasne Housing, 10-11, SRMHS/Gen Park, 11:15-12:30, Coville Bay-Westville, 12:45-2
- Thursdays: Alice Center & Citizen Advocates, 10-11:30, UVM-AH Hospital, 11:40-12:30, Chateaugay Rec Park, 1-2
- Fridays: Citizen Advocates, Finney Blvd, 10-11:30, DSS, 11:45-2
- Mondays: Summit Park, Churubusco, 10-11:45, Municipal Center, Ellenburg, 12:10-2
- Tuesdays: Catherine St Housing, 10-11, Elm St Housing, 11:15-11:45, Sawyer St Housing, 12-2
- Wednesdays: Trails of Malone, 10-12, Owls Head, Former Catholic Church, 12:30-2
- Thursdays: Waverly, 10-11:15, Maple Leaf North Bangor/Brushton (alternating), 11:45-12:45 and 1-2
- Fridays: Lyon Mountain Methodist Church, 10-12, Brainardsville, intersection of 374 & 24, 12:30-2
Double Up Food Bucks
This summer, customers at the Mobile Farmers Market can stretch their SNAP EBT Card dollars thanks to the Double Up Food Bucks program. If you spend $10 from your SNAP EBT Card at a participating farmers market or mobile market, Double Up gives you another $10 to buy fresh fruits and veggies grown in New York State.
Click here to learn more, or check out the graphic below.