Schedule, locations for vehicle carrying fresh produce announced
DECATUR, Ga. – DeKalb County Government, DeKalb County Extension and the DeKalb County Board of Health are asking the public for help to name the mobile farmers market launched last month. Set to start visiting areas around the county on July 7, 2015, the mobile farmers market will carry fresh, affordable produce directly to residents.
Residents countywide have the opportunity to submit their names for the bus for consideration via a survey hosted here. The @ItsInDeKalb and @HealthyDeKalb Twitter handles will host the link and promote the contest until 5 p.m. on June 26, 2015. The individuals who submit the top three suggestions will receive $100 worth of free groceries. Entries will be ranked based on a number of factors, such as relevance to the mobile market’s mission and purpose. Community focus groups will assist in deciding the winner, and the winning name will become the mobile market’s new identity.
The official schedule for the mobile market is listed below. Pending funding, the mobile market is scheduled to operate on a 16-week schedule for three years, with the possibility of additional locations and dates to be announced.
|Tuesdays, July 7-October 20||10 a.m.||REACH Community Development Center
6212-B Memorial Drive Stone Mountain, GA 30083
|Tuesdays, July 7-October 20||4 p.m.||Hamilton Recreation Center
3263 Chapel Street Scottdale, GA 30079
|Wednesdays, July 8-October 21||11 a.m.||Hairston Lake Apartments
1023 North Hairston Road Stone Mountain, GA 30083
|Wednesdays, July 8-October 21||2 p.m.||Spring Chase II
4947 Memorial Drive, Stone Mountain, GA 30083
|Thursdays, July 9-October 22||11 a.m.||Austin Community Development Center
1989 Austin Drive
Decatur, GA 30032
|Thursdays, July 9-October 22||4 p.m.||Midway Recreation Center 3181 Midway Road Decatur, GA 30032|
The DeKalb County Board of Health is providing grant funding to DeKalb County and DeKalb County Extension through the LEAD DeKalb Program. This program is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) initiative to promote healthy eating and physical activity and help improve health and reduce health disparities for residents in DeKalb County.
A partnership of The University of Georgia, the U. S. Department of Agriculture and DeKalb County Government, DeKalb Extension offers lifelong learning opportunities to DeKalb County citizens through unbiased, research-based education in horticulture, the environment, communities, youth and families.
DeKalb County is Georgia’s third largest county, with more than 700,000 residents calling it home. Known for its business and education hub, growing international community and natural wonders, DeKalb County Government is administered by Interim Chief Executive Officer Lee May and legislative policy is set by a seven-member Board of Commissioners.
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Emily Schwarz, Public Information Officer
P: 404-371-2809 | M: 404-599-6881
Alicia Cardwell-Alston, Community Liaison
DeKalb County Board of Health