Healthy mobile market provides access to affordable produce in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Beginning Tuesday, new neighborhoods in Kansas City will have easy access to fresh and affordable produce.

The goal is to bring fruits and vegetables twice a week to various spots across town, including areas of the urban core.

The Healthy Harvest makes these smart snacks affordable for families.

Truman Medical Center started the mobile market last summer and demand has grown.

One of the new areas to see the mobile market is the Mexican Consulate near 16th and Baltimore.

When the market stopped by last fall for the special event, the response was so big consulate representatives wanted to make it a more regular event.

"There was such a big demand from people that they were really excited to have the market here so they could have fruits, vegetables, everything that at their doorstep when they come for their documents," Lourdes Orestano, with the Council for Community Affairs, explained.

The schedule for Tuesday is as follows:

Jackson County Courthouse, 415 E 12th St.: 9-10 a.m.

Mexican Consulate, 1617 Baltimore Ave.: 10:30 a.m. to noon

Palestine Senior Center, 3325 Prospect Ave.: 1-2:30 p.m

Mattie Rhodes Center, 1740 Jefferson St.: 3-5 p.m.
 

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