Mobile Farmers Market

Community Food Program

Follow The Tomato

The Mobile Farmers Market is the cornerstone the Community Food Program, designed to connect the urban farms in our Farm Business Incubator with the residents of their communities. The truck brings fresh, culturally relevant produce to neighborhoods with little access, creating a win-win for both farmers and community members. The farmers have a ready and willing customer base, and our customers get convenient access to healthy food grown right in their neighborhood.

The MFM is helping to reduce both financial and physical barriers to food access. To better serve low-income customers, the MFM accepts SNAP benefits and provides a double-up bucks program through Market Match so that anyone who qualifies can get $20 in produce for just $10.

We have been working in West Sacramento since 2021 and expanded to Woodland and rural areas of Yolo County in 2024.

Mobile Farmers Market

2024 Market schedule

West sacramento

Tuesdays • May 28-Oct 29

11:30 AM-1:30 PM Margaret McDowell Manor

2:30-4 PM Washington Courtyard Apartments

Thursdays • May 30-Oct 31

9:30-11 AM Bryte Parke corner of Holland & Carrie *

1-2 PM West Capitol Courtyard Apartments

Sundays • June 2-Aug 25

9:30 AM-Noon Franquette

Woodland and Rural Yolo county

wednesdays • June 5-Oct 30

11:30 AM-1 PM Yolo County HHS Office Woodland

2:30-4:30 PM Knights Landing Community Center

Thursdays • June 6-Oct 17

9:30-11:30 AM Tuli Mem Park Esparto

First and Third Thursdays of the month

fridays • June 7-oct 25

11 AM-12:30 PM Boys & Girls Club Woodland

2-4 PM TANA Taller Arte del Nuevo Amanecer Woodland

Mobile Farmers Market Facts:

  • The Mobile Farmers Market runs from May to October, serving ethnically diverse, low-income neighborhoods in Yolo County identified as food insecure by the USDA.
  • Materials are translated into Russian, Farsi and Spanish so customers can better understand where their food comes from and acknowledge the local farmers who grow it. 
  • Forty-percent of the food sold is grown on small farms within a 5-mile radius, and 100 percent is grown within 100 miles.
  • We work with local farmers to grow culturally relevant foods that satisfy and uplift the populations we serve.

Community Partnerships help us reach our customers:

  • Produce Rx Program: CommuniCare Health Center patients with diabetes can enroll and receive $60 per month to spend on produce at the Mobile Farmers Market.
  • Health Education Council provides volunteers and promotes the truck to the housing developments they support.
  • Health & Human Services of Yolo County organizes cooking classes and food demonstrations to showcase how convenient and affordable it can be to eat fresh, healthy produce.