NEW BEDFORD (WBSM)—For SouthCoast residents, it's the season to bring home fresh, free produce.

This year marks United Way of Greater New Bedford's 10th season of its Mobile Market program that kicks off today.

Finding the right produce can be a challenge for some people, and grocery shopping may be a burden with other financial commitments.

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Operated as a free farmer's market, the Mobile Market is meant to help families by allowing them to select the produce items and quantities right for their household. It's intended for residents who need food but need help getting to the food pantries during a typical work day.

For the past decade, the United Way of Greater New Bedford has partnered with YMCA SouthCoast's Sharing the Harvest Community Farm to provide free, fresh, locally-grown produce to residents throughout the region.

Mobile markets will be take place from July until October. They will feature produce grown at the Sharing the Harvest community farm, a program of YMCA SouthCoast Dartmouth.

Courtesy United Way of Greater New Bedford
Courtesy United Way of Greater New Bedford

Mobile Markets are weather-permitting. Follow the Facebook page to stay updated throughout the season. Although registration is encouraged, it is not required.

Find a location that suits your schedule and enjoy fresh produce at your convenience.

Mobile Markets Locations:

Wareham Location: Wareham Middle School, 4 Viking Drive

Tuesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

July 9
July 16
July 23
July 30

New Bedford Locations: BankFive

Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

North End: BankFive, 1724 Acushnet Avenue

South End: BankFive, 160 County Street

July 11 - North End
July 18 - South End
July 25 - North End

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