SAN ANTONIO, TX – How many times have you wanted to go to a Farmer’s market only to miss the short window of time they are actually open? Even worse, what if the one good farmer’s market in town is 30 miles away and only open for 3 hours a week? Truckin’ Tomato aims to solve both of those problems by taking the farmer’s market directly to the customers.
They will sell locally grown produce, food products, and merchandise on a trailer transformed into a mobile market that is parked on the campuses of businesses, large parks, apartment complexes and special events in San Antonio and the surrounding area. their aim is to bring the highest quality farmer’s market selections to the places people already congregate.
Additionally, the profits generated will help provide meals and supportive services for families experiencing food insecurity in San Antonio. To make this dream a reality they need help raising money to outfit the trailer! The total amount to outfit the trailer is 40K, but an earlier campaign that they cut short to run this one quickly raised $8000!
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They have already purchased the 28 ft. cargo trailer. Via in San Antonio has donated a propane powered tow truck to pull it. Now they need to raise the remaining $32,000 to turn it into a mobile farmers market! The funds raised will allow them to outfit the trailer with the following details:
- Install refrigerated display case for perishable foods
- Install 3 sink compartment and juice bar
- Shelving needed to display produce
- air conditioning unit
- refrigerator for prepared meals, meat and dairy for sale
- lighting on inside and outside of trailer
- wrap the trailer with custom Truckin Tomato graphics
- shade awning
- Generator to power the mobile market
As of the release of this article Truckin’ Tomato has received $2,850 of the $32,000 they need.