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Welcome back to another Fresh MARTA Market season!

You may notice we are doing some things differently this year in accordance with the CDC and MARTA health guidelines. Please be patient with us, this new workflow is to keep everyone healthy and well.

Click here to view the Fresh MARTA flyer 

COVID-19 Safety Protocols 

Please observe social distancing while waiting in line (6ft apart, marked by tape)

When you reach the front of the line, indicate to staff the produce you want to buy

A member of staff will grab your produce and hand them off to the payment section

A second member of staff will then manage payment for the goods you selected

All market staff will wear masks and gloves for your protection. We are sanitizing our work surfaces, market bins, and shelves often so you may notice the smell of bleach. Don’t worry though, this won’t make your produce taste any different!

Fresh MARTA Market at Bankhead 

The Fresh MARTA Market is a farm stand that takes place in five MARTA stations. The markets located at Bankhead, West End, Five Points, College Park, and H.E. Holmes MARTA Stations serve multiple areas with limited food access. Each stand operates one-day per week, providing fresh produce to MARTA customers from Tuesday to Friday at a different station each day. The goal is simple: help get healthy, fresh food into places where people already are.

This innovative food access solution is a partnership between MARTA and the Community Farmers Markets and Organix Matters along with community partners Atlanta Community Food Bank, Open Hand and Wholesome Wave Georgia. The Fresh MARTA Market sources locally grown produce from the farmers affiliated with Community Farmers Markets, as well as several local food hubs. This gives local farmers the opportunity to sell more produce to consumers that might not otherwise make it to a farmers market. This produce is complemented by non-local produce so that Fresh MARTA Market patrons can do a large amount of their fresh food shopping on their way to or from home.

The markets accept cash, credit and debit, as well as EBT/SNAP. SNAP is doubled at the market, meaning that $5 swiped is worth $10 to spend.

 

Atlanta Community Food Bank screens individuals and families to see if they are eligible for benefits like SNAP (food stamps), Medicaid, TANF, or Subsidized Childcare Assistance. To see if you are eligible to receive these benefits, email benefits@acfb.org or call (678) 553-5917.

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