Supporting a Healthy Local Food Community

Beet Box

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 with the help of the Metro East Rotary and SIUE’s Diversity Day Committee we give out kids’ books about healthy eating and global food culture.

Thank this year’s generous sponsors, Busey Bank and Anderson Hospital, for ensuring the Beet Box will be coming to a community near you this market season!

2019 Beet Box Schedule

Monday4pm - 6pmFairmont City Public Library4444 Collinsville Rd.
Fairmont City
Tuesday12pm - 1:30pmSIUE Quad
Wednesday10am - 12pmNeidringhaus United Methodist1311 20th St.
Granite City
12:30pm - 1:30pmMadison Soup n Share1634 7th St.
Thursday4:00-6:00 pmCottonwood Family Church180 Cottonwood Rd.
Glen Carbon