Pop Up- Good Food Box MARCHÉ

 

For several years, the Sudbury & District Good Food Box program has made it possible for residents of Sudbury and the surrounding communities to purchase fresh produce at wholesale prices.   

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’ will make short, regular tops in select residential neighbourhoods that are underserved by grocery stores.

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 is 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.

As a pilot project, the market will operate in two neighbourhoods this summer, as follows:

When:  Tuesdays until September 26th, 2017
Time:  3:30 pm to 5:00pm
Where: NEW LOCATION- Holy Redeemer Church Parking Lot, 1887 Bancroft Dr, Sudbury

AND

When: Wednesdays until September 27th, 2017
Time: 3:30pm to 5:00 pm
Where: Spencer Park, Power Street, Copper Cliff

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.