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 every week in 17 different neighborhoods.

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 Every Week in 17 Different Neighborhoods:


Monday

Northview Heights

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
533 Mt. Pleasant Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15214

Spring Hill

12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Three Rivers Manor, 125 Rhine Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Millvale

2 p.m. – 3 p.m. 
GAP Park on Grant Ave. near North Ave., 518 Grant Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15209

Sharpsburg

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sharpsburg Community Library, 1212 Main St., Pittsburgh, PA 15215

Tuesday

Oak Hill

10 a.m – 11 a.m.
UPMC Matilda H. Theiss Health Center, 373 Burrows St., Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Hill District

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Thelma Lovette YMCA (Upper Parking Lot) 2114 Centre Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15219

*Starting Tuesday, February 4th, 2020, the Hill District Green Grocer market will be located at 1850 Centre Ave. (Old Shop ‘n Save building) Pittsburgh, PA 15219*

Woods Run

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Woods Run, 1201 Woods Run Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15212

McKees Rocks

3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
5 Generation Bakers, 1100 Chartiers Ave., McKees Rocks, PA 15136

Sheraden

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Sheraden, 720 Sherwood Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15204

Wednesday

NO MARKETS

Thursday

Monview Heights

10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
48 Midway Dr., West Mifflin, PA 15122

Mt. Oliver/Knoxville

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Clock Tower, Brownsville Road and Hays Ave., Mt. Oliver, PA 15210

Clairton

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Family Dollar parking lot, 533 Miller Ave., Clairton, PA 15025

Glassport

3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Glassport Honor Roll Park, 440 Monongahela Ave., Glassport, PA 15045

Friday

Rankin

10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
A Child’s World Day Care Center, 300 Rankin Boulevard, Rankin, PA 15104

Homewood

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Alma Illery Medical Center, 7227 Hamilton Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15208

East Hills

1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
East Hills Community Center, 2291 Wilner Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15221

Wilmerding

3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Wilmerding Apartments on Station St., 314 Commerce St., Wilmerding, PA 15148

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
  • UPMC Mathilda Theiss
  • Thelma Lovette YMCA
  • 5 Generation Bakers
  • Food Bank Farm at Chatham University’s Eden Hall
  • Alma Illery Medical Center
  • Heinz Endowment
  • Citizens Bank
  • Food Trust
  • Jordan Banana
  • Rivendale Farm
  • Wexford Farm
  • Laurel Vista Farm
  • Just Harvest
  • Sharpsburg Community Library

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 was born in Monroeville and 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 volunteering at the Wilkins School Community Center or the Greater Park Place Neighborhood Association, cheering on the Pittsburgh Penguins, playing Xbox, or alongside his partner and soon-to-be spouse, Chelsea.

Jordan Hartman

Jordan started working on the Green Grocer truck in September 2016 as an Americorps member. In October 2017, he was hired as a staff member at the Food Bank to work on Green Grocer and the Produce to People program. His favorite fruit available on the truck is cherries (only in the summer) and his favorite vegetable is onions. Outside of work, you can find him watching any sport under the sun or outside enjoying the beautiful Pittsburgh weather.

Your Gift of $115 can provide 60 meals

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