produceWOOD RIVER – To increase access to underserved residents for fresh, local produce, State Senator Rachelle Crowe (D-Glen Carbon) is announcing the Goshen Market Foundation’s ‘Beet Box’ will be in Wood River at Operation Blessing Tuesday morning.

“This incredible traveling market makes its way throughout the Metro East on a weekly basis, but residents in Wood River don’t usually get a chance to take advantage of its fresh produce and other educational benefits,” Crowe said. “I wanted to make sure the Beet Box could be accessible to a different portion of my district.”

The Goshen Market started its Beet Box program in August 2018, and the mobile farmers market is stocked with affordably priced, local produce.

Like all of the Goshen Market’s projects, the Beet Box accepts Illinois SNAP and Link benefits by using double value coupons for these programs. This enables users to double the amount of fresh fruits and vegetables they can purchase at the Market on Wheels.

The Beet Box will be open at Operation Blessing at 18 E. Lorena Ave. in Wood River on Tuesday, August 20, from 10 AM until noon.

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111 N. Wood River Ave.,
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Wood River, IL 62095
(618) 251-9840 P

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Springfield, IL 62706
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