Healthy Harvest Mobile Market returns to MCC-Penn Valley: April 5

Shoppers browsing the Mobile Market.

The Mobile Market is back!

Truman Medical Centers’ Healthy Harvest Mobile Market is returning to the Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley campus for the season.

It will make its first stop on Wednesday, April 5.

If you’re not familiar with the Mobile Market, it’s a city bus stocked with affordably priced fruits and vegetables. You can find it in a parking lot just south of Carter Art Center on campus, near 33rd Street and Southwest Trafficway. The Mobile Market started coming to MCC-Penn Valley last summer.

The market is open to the public, so MCC employees, students and neighbors are all welcome to stop by and shop every Wednesday between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Truman Medical Centers created the Mobile Market in an effort to encourage healthy eating habits and to address the lack of accessibility to fresh produce in the areas referred to as  “food deserts.”

The Mobile Market is a handicap-accessible converted city bus that brings its fare to numerous stops around the city Tuesday through Friday. Customers can pay with various forms of currency, including Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) cards, credit cards and cash.