Food in Transit, a farm stand presented by Growing Places Indy and IndyGo, returned for its fourth year on Wednesday, June 2. The stand will run every Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. from June through September 1, 2021.
The Food in Transit program provides fresh, affordable, and locally-grown produce, provided by Growing Places Indy to current and future transit riders. “The health and wellness of our community is a major priority, and our team is proud to provide $15,000 in CDBG funds for Food In Transit. This collaborative program with IndyGo and Growing Places Indy is directly in alignment with the Hogsett Administration’s plan to address food issues in Indianapolis,” said Scarlett Martin, director of the Department of Metropolitan Development. The farmstand is made possible by the City of Indianapolis 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. to 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 $10 for SNAP recipients.