Rich Capital Concepts Organization
VeggieCityDC is an online farmers market bringing fresh fruits and vegetables to food desert neighborhoods. Our market will be operating from July 14th, 2020- September 30th, 2020 providing deliveries every Wednesday and Thursday.
We offer a great selection fresh and affordable fruits and vegetable products directly to food desert residents for purchase, while bringing the community together with live stage performances and hosting free healthy lifestyle workshops to help residents sustain their healthy eating habits far after their farmers market visit. Inner-city DC SYEP Summer Youth workers ages 16-24 will work at the market helping to package and deliver to gain meaningful job experience in the food industry & learning civic engagement. Youth being involved in a productive activity every market day can deter them from juvenile delinquency & crime this summer.
We are excited to help increase food access to residents living in DC food desert neighborhoods. Our market will remove the shopping constraints of seniors, expecting mothers, families and residents who don't have easy access to a grocery store.
To make the farmers market a success we want to involve residents and community stakeholders in helping to make VeggieCityDC a success for the community this summer!
How to get involved:
● Order from our online market this summer we also accept EBT/Snap
● Sign up to be a delivery driver or packaging volunteer for our market and be eligible for a $20 gas card
● Follow us on Instagram @VeggieCityDC
● Spread the word, Tell your friends and family about Veggie City DC
● Let any local farmers, business owners, & makers know they have an opportunity to sell at our online market
We are always looking for people to join us as we increase food access in DC. Whether you're a resident, community organization, government agency, business or want to get more involved in the community we want to hear from you!
We will be featuring a TOP CHEF from the local DMV area for our VeggieCityDC Virtual Cook off!
Each chef will use fresh produce to create delicious meals right before the viewer's eyes.
Virtual dates: Thursdays in Aug & Sept.
Mystery bag of produce will be provided for all those who sign up!
Support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission to bring fresh fruits and vegetables to food desert neighborhoods.