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August 15, 2018

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Mobile farmers market headed to Henderson

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Jackie Valley

Produce is shown at the Veggie Buck Truck, a mobile farmer’s market that made its debut Friday, June 3, 2016.

Dignity Health awarded a $99,500 community grant to bring Veggie Buck Truck, a mobile farmers market, to Henderson. The city, Three Square Food Bank, Southern Nevada Health District and the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension are teaming up to help get residents to the garden.

The Veggie Buck Truck will have a set schedule and route during its three days of operation each week. Stops will include the downtown farmers markets on Thursdays, the Pavilion on Fridays and the Dignity Health's St. Rose Dominican Rose de Lima campus on a to-be-determined day.

The truck will accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and Electronic Benefit Transfer as payment, which currently aren’t options at the farmer’s market. Additionally, the group will provide literature on healthy eating as part of its efforts to promote nutrition.

“If we couldn’t get people to the garden, we’ll take the garden to them,” said Rosalind Brooks, founder of Veggies Roots.