Mobile Farmers Market

Mobile Farmers Market - Virtua

Healthy Options on the Go

 

With the goal of improving health and ensuring good nutrition in under-served areas identified as food deserts, Virtua provides a Mobile Farmer’s Market that provides access to produce year round. Food deserts are those areas defined as lacking in reliable access to sufficient, affordable, nutritious food.


The Mobile Market, a 23-foot bus brimming with fresh produce, will sell fruits and vegetables at significantly reduced prices in communities throughout Burlington and Camden counties four days a week.

Calendar

Check out our monthly calendar to see days/times when the mobile market will be coming to a neighborhood near you.

*Please note changes to schedule and check back regularly for updates

While Supplies Last!

September

*Closed Monday, September 2, 2019 in observance of Labor Day

Mondays
Noon to 3 pm
Osborn Family Health Center
1601 Haddon Avenue, Camden

Tuesdays
Noon to 3 pm
Roosevelt Plaza Park
520 Market Street, Camden

Wednesdays
9 am to Noon
Winslow Center
510 Williamstown Road, Sicklerville

Thursdays
9 am to Noon
Woodlane Square Shopping Center
798 Woodlane Road, Westampton

Pricing

  • Small Bag: 5 produce items for $2
  • Large Bag: 17 produce items for $8
  • SNAP/EBT Cardholders: Use your SNAP/EBT card for the transaction and receive 50% off your purchase of one bag

Community Partners

Virtua is proud to partner with community organizations and generous donors who share our commitment to increasing access to affordable and nutritious food.

Whole Foods - Virtua      TD Charitable Foundation logo

To support this program, visit givetovirtua.org.

Recipes

The following are recipes that are not only healthy,
but delicious as well:


Chunky Grape Salsa

Ingredients
  • 1 medium navel orange, peeled and cut into ½ inch pieces
  • 8 oz. seedless Welch’s grapes, stemmed and cut into quarters
  • ½ cup chopped red pepper
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • ¼ cup chopped green onions
  • 1 tbsp minced jalapenos (optional)
  • ½ cup Welch’s 100% Grape Juice
  • About 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • One 8 oz. bag baked tortilla chips
Directions
In a medium bowl, mix the orange, grapes, red pepper, cilantro, green onions and jalapenos if using. Stir in the grape juice and lime juice. Taste and adjust the seasoning with more lime juice if needed. Serve immediately with tortilla chips.


Sesame Apple Salad
This amazingly fresh light salad has a mildly nutty flavor. A hint of mint and the sweetness of an apple compliment the overall taste, making this the perfect salad to enjoy on these hot summer days.

Ingredients
  • 2 Apples
  • 2 Medium Carrots
  • 1 bunch of small radishes
  • ½ cup (125 ml) Golden Raisins
  • ½ cup (125 ml) Chopped fresh parsley
  • ½ cup (125 ml) Chopped fresh mint
Dressing
  • ¼ cup (50 ml) Cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) Honey
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) Dijon Mustard
  • ¾ cup (175 ml) Extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) Sesame seeds
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Directions
Quarter apples; remove core and thinly slice. Set aside in large bowl. Peel carrots and cut into matchstick pieces. Add to apples. Slice radishes and cut into thin strips. Add to apples. Gently toss with raisins, parsley and mint. In small bowl, whisk together, vinegar, honey, Dijon, salt and pepper. Slowly whisk in oil. Just before serving, toss salad with dressing and sprinkle with sesame seeds. 

*tip – add grilled chicken or salmon to make into full meal. 


Apple Pear Cucumber Salad
This crunchy, sweet and tangy salad mixes familiar fruits and veggies with whole grain mustard dressing and apple cider vinegar. Great as a snack or side with any main course of your choosing.

Ingredients
  • 2 tart, crunchy apples (Granny Smith, Pink Lady®)
  • 1 Red or Green Pear (D’Anjou, Red D’Anjou, Red or Green Bartlett, etc.)
  • 1 cucumber (seedless or seeded)
  • 1 small sweet onion
Dressing
  • 2 tablespoons whole grain mustard
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped (can used 2 tsp dried)
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil or grapeseed oil
Directions

For the dressing, mix together the mustard, dill, sugar and oil. Set aside.


For the salad, Core and slice apples and pears into thin slices, leaving skin on for color, flavor and nutrition. Slice and peel cucumber, if using cucumber with seeds, cut in half lengthwise, scrape out seeds, and cut into half-moon slices. Slice onion any way you like. Add items to bowl with dressing and toss to coat.



For more nutritious and healthy recipes, click on the following provided by our Virtua registered dietitians:


Fast Facts

In New Jersey, 1,151,890 people live in food-insecure households. 
(Source: Map the Meal Gap, Feeding America and Community Food Bank of New Jersey, 2014.)

  • In Burlington County, it is estimated that over 50,000 people live in food insecure households. 
  • In Camden County, it is estimated that over 70,000 people live in food insecure households.
 

 Fast Facts about the Virtua Mobile Farmers Market

 
  • The Virtua Mobile Farmers Market Program will serve residents in Burlington and Camden counties.

  • The Market will offer affordable access to produce, increasing access to fruits and vegetables to families who can benefit from them the most. The market will operate year-round.

  • The program will measure success by surveying patrons on behavior change such as eating habits, recipes/nutrition and other health and wellness metrics.

  • The Virtua Mobile Farmers Market will sell items at a deeply reduced cost and will accept SNAP benefits (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program).

  • As a health system, Virtua will address the needs of the entire family and not only an individual. Two bag-size choices are offered to our patrons based on the number of people in the family or household.

  • Customers who shop with the Virtua Mobile Farmers Market receive a calendar, recipe tips and health information in English and Spanish along with their produce.

  • Virtua works in partnership with its Registered Dietitians to provide health education and nutrition information to support the work of the initiative.

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Contact Information

Virtua Mobile Market Contact Information:


Mobile Farmers Market
VirtuaMFM@virtua.org

 

Deanna Santo
Manager, Healthy Food Initiatives
DSanto@virtua.org

 

April Schetler
AVP, Community Health Engagement
ASchetler@virtua.org

First Birthday Celebration

Virtua's Mobile Farmers Market celebrates one year of serving fresh produce to the communities of South Jersey.

Mobile Farmers Market - Virtua for Life