San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD), in partnership with Puentes, is launching a fresh produce farm stand at the Downtown Transit Center (DTC) beginning Thursday, Aug. 2.
“Partnering with RTD is a great way to reach those in need. Due to the reach, it enables us to provide fresh produce to many commuters,” said Puentes Healthy Retail Manager, Jessica Bryant.
Puentes is a Stockton-based non-profit whose projects include an urban community farm, a community-supported agriculture (CSA) box program, a community garden at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds, and market stands. With Puentes hosting its farm stand at the DTC, RTD is helping those who live or work downtown have better access to healthier foods.
The farm stand will be open every Thursday during the summer, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., by the north side entrance of the DTC. Cash, credit, and Electronic Benefit Transfers (EBT) are accepted forms of payment. When using EBT, Puentes will match up to $10 that can be used at the time of purchase or at any other Puentes farm stand location.
Puentes’ mission is to share opportunities in sustainable agriculture to enable urban families to improve the health, well-being, and prosperity of their communities. For more information, go to www.puentesca.org.
San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) is the regional transit provider for San Joaquin County. RTD’s mission is to provide a safe, reliable, and efficient transportation system for the region. For more information, visit sjRTD.com, follow RTD on Facebook and Twitter, or call (209) 943-1111.