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.
Questions? Give us a call at 412-745-6499.
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.
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.
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 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.