The Beet Box is closed for the season, but will return in May 2019!
In an effort to increase access to fresh, local produce and more comprehensive nutrition education to underserved residents, the Goshen Market Foundation, in partnership with students and faculty from SIUE, hit the road in August 2018 with the Beet Box. The Beet Box is a mobile farmers market stocked with affordably priced, local produce. It visits neighborhoods, schools, and community centers in our region that are currently lacking access to fresh produce as a result of transportation limitations, health issues, or food-desert conditions.
In coordination with the University of Illinois Extension, the Beet Box gives out recipes using in season local produce. The Beet Box is also now a registered traveling Little Free Library, and in 2019, with the help of the Metro East Rotary we are planning on giving out kids’ books about food!
2018 Beet Box Schedule
|Monday||4pm - 6pm||Fairmont City Public Library||4444 Collinsville Rd.
|Wednesday||10am - 12pm||Neidringhaus United Methodist||1311 20th St.
|12:30pm - 1:30pm||Madison Soup n Share||1634 7th St.
|Friday||3pm - 5pm||SIUE Cougar Village||Parking Lot 4F|