Mobile Mercado


mobile-mercado-web-headerWhat is the Mobile Mercado?

The Mobile Mercado “Farmacy on Wheels” is an innovative social enterprise initiative of the San Antonio Food Bank. The Mobile Mercado is a mobile mini grocery store, farmers’ market, demonstration kitchen and teaching tool that improves access to healthy affordable foods such as locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables and brings nutrition education to areas of our community where it’s needed most.

The Mobile Mercado focuses on traveling to the “food deserts” in our 16 county service area to help food insecure households. Food deserts are areas with limited access to fresh, healthy and affordable food.

Farmers Market

The Mobile Mercado brings residents in food desert areas access to locally grown, farm-stand quality produce and other healthy foods, at affordable price points.

The Mobile Mercado accepts:

– Credit/Debit
– Lone Star Card
– Cash

Mobile Food

Professional chefs and nutritionists on board demonstrate how to make tasty meals with the healthy ingredients found on the truck, offering samples and providing nutrition education, including diabetes-friendly recipes.

You can also purchase affordable, delicious and nutritious meals-to-go that have been prepared by the culinary team at the San Antonio Food Bank and often use ingredients sourced from our farm.


Calendar

March 2017

Download .pdf of calendar here.


Items you may find on the Mobile Mercado

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Fruits

– Texas Grapefruit
– Red Delicious Apples
– Texas Oranges
– Pears
– Bananas
– Limes/Lemons
– Texas Peaches

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Vegetables

– Texas Onions
– Jalapeno Peppers
– Tomatoes (locally grown)
– Carrots (locally grown)
– Fresh Corn
– Cucumbers
– Zuchini
– Avocado
– Spinach
– Broccoli
– Other seasonal

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Canned Items

– Assorted Beans
– Cut Green Beans
– Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies
– Peas
– Beets
– Tomato Paste
– Spaghetti Sauce

** No Sodium Items **

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Dairy

– Low Fat 1% Milkfat Milk (2 Liters)
– Natural Plain Yogurt (16-32 oz)
– Regular Ice Cream (16 oz)

 

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Grains

– Whole Wheat Bread
– Whole Grain Rice & Regular Rice
– Whole Grain Spaghetti & Regular Spaghetti
– Whole Wheat Corn Tortillas
– Whole Wheat Flour Tortillas
– Oats & Whole Grain Cereals
– Texas Peaches

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Protein

– Canned Chicken
– Canned Chunk Turkey
– Canned Wild Salmon
– Canned Sardines w/Tomato Sauce
– Eggs
– Frozen Meats
– Canned Tuna (Oil)

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Beverage

– Drinking Water (16.5 oz)
– Orange Juice
– Apple Juice
– Grape Juice
– Infused Water (prepared on-site)

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Miscellaneous

– Dried Raisins
– Fruit Palates
– Low-Fat Peanut Butter (10-12 oz)
– 100% Whole Grain Oats
– 100% Whole Grain Cheerios
– Whole Grain Triscuit Crackers
– Olive Oil (1 Lt)
– Canola Oil (1 Lt)

 

For more information on the Mobile Mercado, please contact

John Velasquez
Farmers’ Market Manager
210-431-8341
jvelasquez@safoodbank.org