The Farmer’s market at netp@ark is open for business, and this time for an extra hour to make purchasing healthy, fresh, and local produce easier. Transit riders and the public can buy all the ingredients needed to make a healthy dinner as they make their way home from work or school.
The link between transportation and health is most obvious in areas referred to as “food deserts” which are typically urban communities where it is difficult to buy affordable and good-quality fresh food. The netp@ark Farmer’s Market provides an essential service to Hillsborough County residents’ quality of life. The market at netp@ark is the result of a partnership effort between HART, Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful (KTBB), and Bio-Organics LLC to bring fresh food straight to the community. Acceptable forms of payment are cash, credit and debit cards. The farmers market is held the first Wednesday of every month, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.