Fulton Fresh celebrates end of 2012 season | Community Spirit
ATLANTA -- Fulton County Cooperative Extension will celebrate the end of the second season of the Fulton Fresh Mobile Farmer’s Market on Wednesday, September 12th at the Shrine of the Black Madonna located at 946 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd., SW, Atlanta, GA 30310 from 10:00 am – 11:30 am.
Fulton County Cooperative Extension, in an effort to address health disparities, began the Fulton Fresh Mobile Farmer’s Market Program in 2011. Fulton County residents living in “food deserts." areas with limited access to mainstream grocery stores, are able to get fresh vegetables and nutrition education from the Fulton Fresh mobile units.
In response to public demand, the program added an additional mobile unit to reach more communities. The Fulton Fresh Mobile Farmer’s Market trucks delivered an estimated 8 tons of fresh produce to more than 1,800 residents living in 12 areas identified as food deserts. In 2011, Fulton Fresh provided about 10,000 pounds of produce and reached over 900 residents with one mobile unit.
“It was our pleasure to expand the Program,” stated Menia Chester, Director of Fulton County Cooperative Extension. “The feedback we get from the residents lets us know that they appreciate the program. They also let us know they are looking forward to the continuation of the Fulton Fresh.”
The public is invited to attend the celebration and to find out more about the Fulton Fresh Mobile farmer’s Market program. Please call (404) 332-2400 for more information about Fulton County Cooperative Extension.