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Pop-up produce market offers fresh fruit and veggies for about a buck


Veggie Buck Truck at Bonneville Transit Center in spring and fall

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 31, 2022

LAS VEGAS – The Veggie Buck Truck is back! Pop-up produce markets are scheduled at the Bonneville Transit Center (BTC) in spring and fall with an additional location at the Southern Nevada Health District. Patrons will pay about a dollar for a pound of fresh fruit or vegetables. The program is a partnership between the Southern Nevada Health District’s Office of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC), and the Veggie Buck Truck in an effort to increase access to low-cost, healthy 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.

The schedule for this year’s pop-up produce markets is:

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

Wednesday, April 6
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
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 at the pop-ups.

A pilot project was launched in September 2021, with three pop-up markets held on consecutive Wednesdays. The markets served about 185 attendees and nearly 700 pounds of fresh produce were sold over the course of the three market days. Forty-five percent of these sales were SNAP/EBT, WIC, farmers markets coupons and Double Up Food Buck coupons.

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

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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The Southern Nevada Health District serves as the local public health authority for Clark County, Boulder City, Henderson, Las Vegas, Mesquite and North Las Vegas. The agency safeguards the public health of the community’s residents and visitors through innovative programs, regulations, and initiatives focused on protecting and promoting their health and well-being. More information about the Health District, its programs, services, and the regulatory oversight it provides is available at www.SNHD.info.

2022-03-31T09:03:00-07:00
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