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Veggie Truck Farmers Market kicks off season with new location

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) -

One Augusta neighborhood is getting new options for food, and organizers say they will be around all summer.

Tuesday afternoon marked the first Veggie Truck Farmers Market for the Harrisburg community in downtown Augusta. Local farmers set up shop at the in the parking lot of St. Luke's United Methodist Church. People from all over had a chance to come and buy local produce and other goods from vendors in the area.

"Veggie Truck is all about bringing naturally-grown and organic, locally-grown produce to the Harirsburg community to give them the opportunity to get healthy and more sustainable food options," said AJ Evans, a volunteer and GRU medical student. 

Founded by another GRU medical student, Brett Heimlich, the Veggie Truck accepts SNAP/EBT dollars - and even doubles them. If a customer swipes a SNAP/EBT card for $5, Veggie Truck gives her $10 in tokens to spend on fresh fruits, veggies, meat and dairy at the market. 

The doubling program is made possible by a grant from Wholesome Wave Georgia, a nonprofit organization.

The Veggie Truck is a collaborative effort of many local organizations, including St. Luke UMC, Good Neighbor Ministries, Augusta Locally Grown and the West End Market & Bakery. GRU medical student volunteer every Tuesday as market managers. 

Trinity on the Hill United Methodist Church, KAMO Green Cleaning Supplies and members of the Augusta District Dietetic Association also support the farmers market. 

The Veggie Truck will be in Harrisburg every Tuesday for the rest of the summer from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

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