The Veggie Van
The Veggie Van
The Veggie Van (est. 2021) is a mobile market that serves affordable fresh local produce to underserved communities in Winnipeg.
The goals are two-fold. By making nutritious local produce more affordable and accessible, this initiative helps to address food insecurity and improve health and socio-economic outcomes in lower-income neighbourhoods. Sourcing locally also directly supports small sustainable farmers which in turn helps strengthen the local food system and local economy as a whole.
Although this is a relatively new model, research on the impacts of mobile
markets is already showing promising results in combating food insecurity and
improving food literacy, among other outcomes. Learn more here.
Schedule & Locations
The Veggie Van runs every Monday, Thursday and Friday from July 10th to September 29th.
Each week, we will set up at the locations of our community partners. Please see the schedule and location details below:
12:30am -3:00pm | North End Women's Centre, 394 Selkirk ave
12:00am -2:00pm | West Central Women's Resource Centre, 448 McGee St
- 2:30pm - 4:00pm | Knox United Church, Central Park, 400 Edmonton St
5:00pm - 7:00pm | NorWest Community Food Centre, 61 Tyndal Ave
1:00pm - 3:30pm | North Point Douglas Women's Centre, 221 Austin St. N
All produce is subsidized by 70-100% to help reduce barriers to access. Some of the offerings include cucumbers, corn, tomatoes, beets, carrots, watermelons, apples etc.