CINCINNATI — If you don’t drive, and there’s not a grocery store nearby, getting stocked up can be pretty difficult. A new city program launched to help tackle that problem and put neighborhood farmers in business for themselves. Neighborhoods such as Over-the-Rhine have seen a lot of new development, but not necessarily a lot of fresh food options. In response, the new Cincinnati mobile produce vendor program, which launched July 26 in front of Park + Vine, is creating access to healthy, local food. Carriage House Farm of North Bend is playing the starring role with a truckload of sweet corn, salad mix, cucumbers and zucchini, kale mix, swiss chard, green and wax bean mix, leeks, basil and other seasonal foods. Our farmer friends are here every Friday 4 to 7 p.m.
Most locations, including Park + Vine, have hours from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. It costs $125 in permits and fees to set up shop, and the city will monitor this pilot program through the end of the year. For more information, contact Robin Henderson at Cincinnati Office of Environmental Quality at 513-352-5340 or robin.henderson @ cincinnati-oh . gov
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