SALISBURY - Rowan County Commissioner and local business owner Jon Barber is announcing a new business venture for Rowan and Cabarrus Counites.
A press release provided to WBTV spells out what Mobile Farm Fresh is ahead of the debut at this week's Rowan County Fair:
In October 2012, Mobile Farm Fresh, a local non-profit and mobile farmer’s market, will be launched in an effort to bring healthy, local produce to areas that do not have easy access to grocery stores and farmer’s markets.
The program will debut at the Rowan County Agricultural Fair from September 17 until September 22. Schools, worksites, and faith-based organizations offer a unique opportunity to reach a substantial portion of residents in food deserts with messages and interventions to improve health and nutrition.
Collaborating with these organizations, Mobile Farm Fresh will expand the availability of a farmers market with a focus on serving low income individuals and neighborhoods.