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 Thursday and Friday from July 7 to September 15.
Each week, we will set up at the locations of our community partners. Please see the schedule and location details below:
2 pm-3:30 pm | West Central Women's Resource Centre, 448 McGee St
4:30 pm-6 pm | NorWest Community Food Centre, 61 Tyndal Ave
11:30 am-1 pm | North Point Douglas Women's Centre, 221 Austin St. N
1:30 pm-3 pm | Selkirk Ave Farmers' Market, 470 Selkirk Ave, Power Park Plaza (until the end of August)
All produce is subsidized by 50-75% to help reduce barriers to access. Some of the offerings include cucumbers, corn, tomatoes, beets, carrots, watermelons, apples etc.