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Farm to Family - A mobile micro farmers market on wheels

Farm to Family is a bridge from farm to city, distributing locally grown food to families in urban areas and educating people about food security from a converted a 1987 international diesel school bus!

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What an awesome concept!



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"Farm to Family is a bridge from farm to city, distributing locally grown food to families in urban areas and educating people about food security from a converted a 1987 international diesel school bus!



Farm to Family is a mobile micro farmers market on wheels. Why go to the market when the market can come to you! Through our mobile concept we provide urban communities with fresh grown local produce and other homemade products. We try and target areas that don't have access to fresh food and teach people what it is and how to cook it. We want people to be proactive about changing bad eating habits. We can help anyone accomplish this goal if they are willing and have the desire!



is about building personal relationships within the community and bringing people together. We source fresh local products while reconnecting people with real food. We grow and source produce within the community, concentrating on quality chemical free products and buildings relationships with small local growers and producers. One of our goals is to have everyone growing their own food and using the bus as a vehicle to help sell and distribute their fruits back into the community in which it was grown. We want to be the bridge while creating a sustainable food distribution system. We distribute into the urban landscape, food deserts and other local neighborhoods. In doing so we can lower the carbon footprint and help make people more self reliant. We bring the farm to you! What do you get? A unique interactive shopping/educational experience like no other, like stepping into the country for a brief moment in time. We occasionally bring small farm animals (chickens and rabbits) along with us so children can see the connection. You can actively take part in the new slow food movement by shopping on the bus. We also hand out free seeds to children so they can start their own gardens and learn where real food comes from. Yes together you and F2F can help change the world! We are also qualified to accept EBT cards (food stamps) for those struggling families in the community.



     If you are a farmer or small grower or know someone that sells wholesale or has a surplus of produce please contact us so we can establish a relationship. We are trying to stay with clean (no chemicals) products and have a full disclaimer (free advertising for the farmer) on where the produce came from and how it was grown. It's a win win for everyone. "

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This is a key piece to connecting the consumer to the producer... Back before the auto-centric community design approach, delivery trucks for milk, bread, laundry, diapers all came to the suburbs to support the culture of wives and mothers home without transportation. Generally the husbands were off with car at work and these services provided convenience to the domestic lifestyle. A mobile farmers market concept serves to reach a broader breadth of economically diverse communities by connecting those without transportation to nutrition as well as convenience to those less willing to change existing habits of accessing commercialized sources of food. This has legs(or wheels) and should be explored as potential piece of solution.