Project MOBILE

Project MOBILE

Project MOBILE is a farmers market on wheels that is working towards creating a more equitable and sustainable food system that cultivates community well-being through connection to food, farming, and people. Our market prioritizes communities throughout our service area that are experiencing nutrition insecurity and low access to nutrient dense foods.

Our market offers a variety of healthy food purchasing programs including SNAP, Virginia Fresh Match, the WIC/Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program, and the Fresh Food Club. Project MOBILE partners with over 10 local producers in our service area to offer products alongside Project GROWS produce, including fresh fruits!

Some of our partner producers include Singing Earth Produce, Calixto Farm, Anathallo Acres, Flower Fields Farm, and Ryan’s Fruit Orchard. 

Scroll down to view our 2022 locations and schedule!

Project MOBILE partners with local community leaders who are also working to increase access to fresh healthy foods throughout the community. Some of our partners include Central United Methodist Church, the Staunton-Augusta Health Department, the Valley Program for Aging Services, and many more! Project MOBILE was made possible thanks to funding and services provided by the Virginia Food Access Investment Fund, the Geiman Foundation, and Howdy Bailey’s Yacht Services. Our thanks to LEAP and Shalom Farm for inspiration and guidance throughout the process of building our market, the Veggie Van Training Center for support and training, and the many community members who are helping to shape this program!

2022 Project MOBILE Stops (May through October)

Gypsy Hill House

Wednesdays

3:00-4:00

Elizabeth Miller Gardens

 Fridays

9:00-10:00

Farrier Court

 Tuesdays

4:30-6:00

The Farmers Market @ the Health Department

June – September | Staunton, VA | Fridays, 11am – 2pm
1414 N Augusta St, Staunton, VA 24401

Project GROWS collaborates with community-based partners to get nutritious local produce to the individuals and families that need it most. In 2016, Project GROWS and the Central Shenandoah Health District partnered to improve access to local fresh fruits and vegetables among families participating in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) and low income seniors by hosting a weekly farmers market at the Staunton-Augusta Health Department.

Local farms, including Project GROWS, participate in the WIC & Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Programs (FMNP) at The Farmers Market @ the Health Department. These programs provide vouchers to qualifying seniors and WIC families for the purchase of fresh fruits and vegetables at approved farmer’s markets. The Farmers Market @ the Health Department is held every Friday from July through September and is open to the general public.

*Due to COVID-19 this market is only open to WIC/Seniors participating in the Farmers Market Nutrition Program and customers using SNAP/EBT.

The mission of the Project GROWS farmers markets is to increase the accessibility and affordability of local foods to all, and to foster a vibrant economy for its producers.