Veggie Van
CCE staff getting ready to sell some fresh produce!
Image by Justine Hayes

CCE Staff preparing to sell some fresh produce!

Veggie Van

The Veggie Van is a seasonal mobile farmers market that provides residents of Niagara Falls and Lackawanna with direct access to fruits and vegetables.

Lackawanna and parts of Niagara Falls are considered food deserts—areas where residents have limited access to fresh, healthy and affordable foods. The Veggie Van helps combat hunger and reduce food insecurity by traveling to these designated areas where community members do not have a grocery store nearby.

All of the food sold is locally sourced from farms in Western New York, which encourages residents to “eat local”. Buying locally grown produce helps support local farmers and provides environmental and economic stability. Local produce is better nutritionally because it is picked at the height of ripeness and therefore packed with vitamins.

We are accepting applications for both regular stops and special event sites for our 2019 season! Download the application here!

2019 Veggie Van Schedule:

Lackawanna-Wednesday's from July 10th-Sept 25th (excluding August 31st)
Baker Victory Services: 10:00am-11:00am, 730 Ridge Rd (rear)
Lackawanna Senior Center: 11:30am-12:30pm, 230 Martin Rd
Memorial Field Center: 1:00pm-2:00pm, 550 Ridge Rd
Taggart Park/LMHA: 2:30pm-3:30pm, 135 Odell Street

Niagara Falls-Thursday's from July 11th-September 26th (excluding August 1st)
St. John de LaSalle Parking Lot: 10:00am-11:00am, 8600 Buffalo Ave
John Duke Senior Center: 11:30am-12:30pm, 1201 Hyde Parke Blvd
Carolyn's House/YWCA: 1:00pm-2:00pm, 542 6th Street
Niagara Falls Public Library: 2:30pm-3:30pm, 1425 Main Street

Watch this video to learn more about the Veggie Van!

Last updated July 26, 2019