Green Grocer

What is Green Grocer?

Green Grocer is a mobile farmers market that is designed to travel into food desert communities to provide the fresh food options that are currently missing from the landscape. By selling fresh, healthy foods at an affordable price Green Grocer will help to alleviate food inequity by creating access. Everyone is welcome to shop at the market and we accept multiple forms of payment, including SNAP/EBT and FMNP & SFMNP checks.

Green Grocer makes 17 market stops in 17 different neighborhoods.

For our current printable Green Grocer calendars, click here.

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Questions? Give us a call at 412-460-3663, ext. 415.

What is a Food Desert?

Food deserts are defined as neighborhoods that do not have ready access to fresh, healthy, affordable food. Food deserts are communities that lack things like grocery stores, farmers markets, and other healthful food options.

What Food is on the Truck?

Much of the food we sell is based on the season. Some items are available year-round. These items include vegetables like potatoes, cabbage, onions, carrots and cucumbers. We also sell some fruits throughout the entire year, including apples, oranges, bananas, cantaloupe, and red and green grapes. You can find dry goods like bread, rice and beans year-round, too.

We are proud to partner with local farms to offer fresh produce. When it is in season, we sell home-grown corn, zucchini, yellow squash, slicing tomatoes, grape tomatoes, eggplant, collard greens, kale and a variety of peppers, including cubanelle, poblano, hot banana, and jalapeno peppers.

17 Market Stops in 17 Different Neighborhoods:

Northview Heights

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
533 Mt. Pleasant Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15214
1st & 3rd Monday of the month

Sharpsburg

2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Sharpsburg Community Library, 1212 Main St., Pittsburgh, PA 15215
1st & 3rd Monday of the month

Mt. Oliver/Knoxville

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Clock Tower, Brownsville Road and Hays Ave., Mt. Oliver, PA 15210
2nd & 4th Monday of the month

Spring Hill

2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Three Rivers Manor, 125 Rhine Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
2nd & 4th Monday of the month

Homewood

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Alma Illery Medical Center, 7227 Hamilton Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15208
1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month

East Hills

1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
East Hills Community Center, 2291 Wilner Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15221
1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month

Wilmerding

4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Wilmerding Apartments on Station St., 314 Commerce St., Wilmerding, PA 15148
1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month

Clairton

10:30 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Family Dollar parking lot, 533 Miller Ave., Clairton, PA 15025
2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month

Glassport

2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Glassport Honor Roll Park, 440 Monongahela Ave., Glassport, PA 15045
2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month

Oak Hill

10:30 a.m – 12:30 p.m.
UPMC Matilda H. Theiss Health Center, 373 Burrows St., Pittsburgh, PA 15213
1st & 3rd Thursday of the month

Rankin

2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
A Child’s World Day Care Center, 300 Rankin Boulevard, Rankin, PA 15104
1st & 3rd Thursday of the month

Monview Heights

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
48 Midway Dr., West Mifflin, PA 15122
2nd & 4th Thursday of the month

Hill District

2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Old Shop ‘n Save Building, 1850 Centre Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15219
2nd & 4th Thursday of the month

Millvale

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 
GAP Park on Grant Ave. near North Ave., 518 Grant Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15209
1st & 3rd Friday of the month

McKees Rocks

2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
5 Generation Bakers, 1100 Chartiers Ave., McKees Rocks, PA 15136
1st & 3rd Friday of the month

Sheraden

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Pavillion at the corner of Hillsboro St. and Sheraden Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15204
2nd & 4th Friday of the month

Woods Run

2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Woods Run, 1201 Woods Run Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15212
2nd & 4th Friday of the month

Forms of payment accepted:

  • Cash
  • Credit & Debit cards
  • SNAP/EBT (Food Stamps)
  • FMNP & SFMNP vouchers (Accepted on local produce only)
  • Veggie RX
  • Food Bucks
  • Just Harvest Fresh Access Coins 

Incentive Programs:

  • For every $2 a customer spends at Green Grocer using their SNAP/EBT card they will get a $2 Food Buck coupon back that can be used at Green Grocer, Just Harvest fresh corner stores, and some local farmers markets.
  • For every $5 FMNP or SFMNP check that a customer spends at Green Grocer they will get a $5 coupon back that can be used at Green Grocer markets.

Partners, Site Hosts and Funders:

  • Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
  • Sharpsburg Community Library
  • UPMC Mathilda Theiss
  • Alma Illery Medical Center
  • Thelma Lovette YMCA
  • Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh  
  • Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh 
  • Glassport Borough
  • Just Harvest
  • Heinz Endowment
  • Citizens Bank
  • The Food Trust
  • Food Bank Farm at Chatham University’s Eden Hall
  • 5 Generation Bakers
  • Jordan Banana
  • Rivendale Farm
  • Wexford Farm
  • Laurel Vista Farm

Meet the Green Grocer Staff:

Josh Anderegg

Josh started working at the Food Bank in June of 2018. He is originally from Georgia, but moved to Pittsburgh in 2017 from New York. His favorite fruit on the truck is the peaches and his favorite vegetables to cook from the truck are collards and potatoes. Josh’s absolute favorite thing he has ever gotten from the truck is the pink baby ginger from Rivendale Farms. When he is not at work, he is spending time with his family or reading.

 

Jordan Bailley

Jordan Bailley started with Green Grocer and Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank in September 2017 as an AmeriCorps apprentice through Public Allies Pittsburgh. He grew up in North Huntingdon then White Oak, graduating from McKeesport Area High School. He loves the grapes and strawberries from Green Grocer. He believes access to fresh, healthy food is a human right. When not at work, Jordan is cheering on the Pittsburgh Penguins, playing Xbox, or exploring Park Place, Wilkinsburg, & Point Breeze alongside his partner and soon-to-be spouse, Chelsea.

 

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