Pop-up produce market offers fresh fruits and vegetables for about a dollar – Southern Nevada Health District

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LAS VEGAS – The Veggie Buck Truck is back! Pop-up produce markets are planned at the Bonneville Transit Center (BTC) in the spring and fall with an additional location in the Southern Nevada Health District. Customers will pay about a dollar for a pound of fresh fruit or vegetables. The program is a partnership between the Southern Nevada Health District Office of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, the Southern Nevada Regional Transportation Commission (RTC), and the Veggie Buck Truck with the goal of increasing access to healthy, low-cost fresh fruit. and vegetables. For more information, call the Office of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion at (702) 759-1270 or visit the Get Healthy Clark County Farmers Markets page.

This year’s pop-up product market schedule is:

Bonneville Transit Center (BTC), 12:30 p.m.
101 E. Bonneville Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89101
The market will be open while supplies last.

Wednesday 6 April
Wednesday May 4
Wednesday, June 1
Wednesday, September 7
Wednesday, October 5
Wednesday, November 2

Southern Nevada Health District, 9 a.m.
280 S. Decatur Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89107
The market will be open while supplies last.

Wednesday April 13
Wednesday May 11
Wednesday, June 8
Wednesday September 14
Wednesday October 12
Wednesday, November 9

Healthy recipe cards, nutrition education, and other health resources will be available in pop-ups.

A pilot project was launched in September 2021, with three pop-up markets organized on consecutive Wednesdays. The markets hosted around 185 participants and nearly 700 pounds of fresh produce were sold over the three market days. Forty-five percent of those sales were SNAP/EBT, WIC, Farmer’s Market and Double Up Food Buck coupons.

BTC is typically accessed by around 9,000 customers every weekday. The markets are open to everyone. Customers can redeem their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits at pop-up markets. People who use SNAP will be eligible for Double Up Food Bucks and earn a coupon that they can apply to future product purchases at participating stores. The Double Up Food Bucks program doubles the value of SNAP benefits, helping people bring even more healthy food home.

Customers can use cash, debit or credit cards.

For a list of local farmers’ markets, including those that accept EBT, SNAP, and debit or credit cards, visit the Get Healthy Clark County Farmers Markets page.

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