Fresh Carts Silicon Valley

Fresh Carts Silicon Valley

good-to-go-logoThe Health Trust (THT) is leading a coalition of partners to launch Fresh Carts – a mobile produce vending initiative.

Based on New York’s Green Carts program, San Jose’s Fresh Carts program will train local residents to own and operate their own mobile fruit and vegetable carts. The initiative will increase access to healthy foods while creating income-generating opportunities in low-income neighborhoods. With the support of Health Trust grant funds, Sacred Heart will recruit residents as vendors and provide them ongoing mentoring and technical assistance, Anew America will provide training to Fresh Cart owners and local CBOs on small business development, and Karp Resources will provide technical assistance and expertise. The Fresh Carts program will launch in Spring 2014, in three target neighborhoods in San Jose.

To learn more about The Health Trust and the Campaign for Healthy Food San Jose, visit: www.healthtrust.org/our-work/eat-well/#fresh-carts

Fresh Carts is also made possible through our financial capital partnership with:

OBDC Small Business Finance

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FAQs

fresh-cart-photoQ: What is a Fresh Cart?

A: A Fresh Cart is a mobile fruit and vegetable cart. A Fresh Cart can sell whole fruits and vegetables. No cut fruit, bottled water, or nuts.

Q: What kinds of produce can you find on a Fresh Cart?

A: Vendors can sell all kinds of fruits and vegetables including carrots, potatoes, oranges, mangoes, papayas, apples and more!

Q: Where are Fresh Carts located?

Fresh Carts will be located throughout the City of San Jose. The carts will be in high foot traffic locations, as well as in "food deserts" and neighborhoods that lack convenient access to fresh and healthy food.

Q: Where can I apply to be a Fresh Cart Vendor?

A: Contact Deidre Savino, Fresh Cart Organizer at (408) 550-5554. Attend one of our information sessions and apply to be a Fresh Cart Vendor Today!

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For more information, Contact Deidre Savino, Fresh Cart Organizer at (408) 550-5554. Apply to be a Fresh Cart Vendor Today!