We at Growing Places Indy are proud to partner up with IndyGo to provide affordable produce for the fourth year in a row with the Food in Transit program.
The Food in Transit farm stand returns for its third year on June 2, 2021. The stand will run every Wednesday from 2 p.m. -5 p.m. through Sept. 1, 2021.
The Food in Transit program provides fresh, affordable, and locally-grown produce to current and future transit riders. We provide the produce, and the farm stand is made possible by the Department of Metropolitan Development’s Community Block Development Grant (CDBG) funding through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
“Growing Places Indy is beyond thrilled to be a part of this project for the fourth year in a row,” said Victoria Beaty, Executive Director of Growing Places Indy. “After the past year and the additional toll the pandemic has taken on access to fresh food, it is increasingly important to provide our local community with fresh produce. The Food in Transit program makes shopping local convenient and affordable.”
Food in Transit is available every Wednesday beginning June 2 through September 1 from 2 p.m. -5 p.m. at the Julia M. Carson Transit Center. In the event of inclement weather, the farm stand will be held inside the Carson Transit Center, with the capacity limited to promote social distancing. Use the online trip planner at indygo.net to plan your trip to the Julia M. Carson Transit Center.
The farm stand will provide a wide variety of fresh, local vegetables each week, with affordably priced bundles of $5 or $10. The vegetables will be pre-bundled and wrapped for safety and convenience. Cash, SNAP, EBT, credit, and debit are all accepted forms of payment, and Growing Places Indy offers a 50% discount on orders up to $20 for SNAP recipients.
“We’re excited to provide affordable, locally grown produce at the Carson Transit Center through this partnership,” says Lesley Gordon, IndyGo Director of Public Affairs and Partnerships. “We know that many of our riders use IndyGo to get to the grocery store and access food, and we are pleased to offer fresh food in a convenient location. We are grateful to the City of Indianapolis and Growing Places Indy for partnering with us and making this project possible.”
To learn more about IndyGo or the Food in Transit program, you can visit IndyGo’s website.