21 Acres: Increasing access to local food in Briarcrest with Pop-up Farm Stand

Friday, August 4, 2017

Pop-up Farm Stand will be at
Shoreline United Methodist Church
August 2 through September 6 from 4-7pm. 

21 Acres, a non-profit local food education center in Woodinville, is partnering with Shoreline United Methodist Church, to pilot a mobile farm stand to bring the community of Briarcrest fresh, local, organic produce.

The Pop-up Farm Stand piloting is between Wednesday, August 2 through September 6 from 4-7pm. 
“We are passionate about local, chemical-free food and inspiring people to cook for their families, especially those who rely on limited resources”, says Meghan Tenhoff, 21 Acres Food Access Program Manager. 
“Our goal is to increase access to fruit and veggies, provide simple, easy recipes, and most importantly, learn if the community wants to participate in creating a more vibrant local food system for everyone.”

To increase access to people who are living on limited resources, the Pop-Up Farm Stand will be providing produce to the community at wholesale cost. Shoppers can pay with cash, debit, credit, and EBT/SNAP. If a customer uses SNAP benefits, 21 Acres will double their money up to $10.

Small-scale farmers and farm workers work tremendously hard, putting their body and soul into growing food for us. Unfortunately, most cannot make ends meet and are on food or energy assistance. If we are going to transform our food system to one that is just, sustainable, and better for the climate, local farmers cannot be asked to reduce prices.

Shoreline United Methodist Church wants to further serve the greater community by providing space to 21 Acres, together we are hoping to build community around food and social equity.  

To learn more about the pilot or if you have questions, comments or to get more involved email Meghan Tenhoff


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