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Market Day Grand Re-Opening in Marin City

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A customer selects produce from the Rollin’ Root Mobile Market truck. (Photo from agriculturalinstitute.org).

By Godfrey Lee

Market Day celebrated their Grand Re-Opening on Thursday, June 2, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Marin City Community Services at 640 Drake Ave. in Marin City. The Rollin’ Root Mobile Market will be relocating to join Market Day in order to better deliver and make available fresh affordable produce to the community.

The Rollin’ Root will accept CalFresh, California’s name for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. CalFresh participants who use their EBT card at The Rollin’ Root are eligible to receive 50% off their purchase of fruits and vegetables through Market Match (up to $15 in discounts per day).

The Rollin’ Root will also accept Senior Bonus Bucks, which are $4 coupons for free fruits and vegetables issued to qualifying older adults ages 60 and older who participate in the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program.

For 38 years, the Agricultural Institute of Marin (AIM) has brought Marin farmers’ locally produced food to the underserved people in Marin through farmers’ markets and other programs. One of these programs is AIM’s popular Rollin’ Root Mobile Market, which sends a food truck laden with fresh fruits and vegetables to regular weekly stops throughout Marin County, and to Marin City, enabling the community to have access to fresh, healthy produce, regardless of their transportation or economic barriers.

The Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT) has partnered with AIM to specifically serve the residents of Marin City. MALT has provided a $5,000 grant so that Rollin’ Root can add a Marin City stop to its weekly route to provide farmers’ market produce to Marin City residents.

Ten pre-packed bags of fresh produce will also be delivered weekly to the Marin City Health and Wellness Center for distribution to clients in need.

MALT believes that a healthy local food system depends on everyone having equitable access to fresh food. Decades of economic and racial inequities and policies have created discrepancies in people’s access to fresh food here at home. We must work collectively to undo these discrepancies, and the AIM and MALT partnership is a step in the right direction.

Residents can support this work by visiting the Rollin’ Root at any of its weekly stops. Check out the Rollin’ Root schedule at malt.org. Or make a gift on the AIM website or visit the MALT website to learn more about MALT’s vision for the future or to make a donation to help protect Marin County’s at-risk farmland.

Contact the office@marincitycsd.com for more information.

The post Market Day Grand Re-Opening in Marin City first appeared on Post News Group. This article originally appeared in Post News Group.

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