A Community Engagement Case Study of the Somerville Mobile Farmers' Market
Keywords:Food Access, Food Security, Food System, Farmers' Market, Mobile Farmers' Market, Equity, Community Engagement, Justice, Health
AbstractThe Somerville Mobile Farmers' Market, a food access initiative in Somerville, Massachusetts, is an example of community-municipality collaboration and a testament to the importance of community engagement, justice, and respect in the creation of a culturally relevant program. Traditional farmers' markets have been exclusive spaces catering to the white and elite, but through a community engagement process, The Somerville Mobile Farmers' Market has come to represent the immigrant-rich community in Somerville and increase food access in a culturally appropriate way.
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