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.

Green Grocer will be delivering produce from January 12, 2021 through March 2021. You can order produce online here. We will resume regular markets in April. For any questions, contact us at 412-460-3663, ext. 415 or greengrocer@pittsburghfoodbank.org.

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      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.

      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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