SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Mobile Farmer’s Market had no trouble selling its vegetables at the Linden Towers Apartments in Springfield. Maria Gonzalez told 22News if the farmers didn’t bring these vegetables to where people live; many residents would be out of luck.
“Some people have no cars and they’re not sued to go to the store, so It’s better that they come here and they buy fresh it’s what they like,” said Gonzalez.
The Mobile Farmer’s Market also visits places like the Saab Court Housing for the elderly, the Puerto Rican Cultural Center and the Vietnamese American Civic Association, which gives the farmers a welcome lesson in diversity.
According to Isaac Farrbank, a western Mass. farmer, “I go to one place where it’s Russian ladies. I go to one place where it’s a lot of Puerto Rican and Mexican population. And It’s different everywhere. And each person is interested in seeing what different cultures eat and what they buy.”
The Mobile Farmer’s Market is on the road every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday through the end of October.
Below is their schedule:
- 10:00 A.M.-11:00 A.M. – Saab Court, 25 Saab Ct.
- 12:30 P.M.-1:30 P.M. – Clodo Concepcion (Greenleaf) Community Ctr., 1187 ½ Parker St.
- 2:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. – Puerto Rican Cultural Center, 38 School St.
- 4:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M. – Robinson Gardens, 34 Robert Dyer Cir.
- 10:00 A.M.-11:00 A.M. – Vietnamese American Civic Association, 433 Belmont Ave.
- 12:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.M. – Caring Health Center, 1049 Main St.
- 2:00 P.M. -3:00 P.M. – Gentile, 85 William St.
- 4:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M. – Independence House, 1475 Roosevelt Ave.
- 10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. – Linden Towers, 310 Stafford St.
- 12:00 P.M.- 1:30 P.M. – Court Square
- 2:00 P.M. -3:00 P.M. – New North Citizens Council, 2455 Main St.
- 4:00 P.M. -5:00 P.M. – Colonial Estates, 1 Beacon Cir.