Guilford’s mobile farmers market gets national recognition

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Both sales figures and the number of visitors are up at the Mobile Oasis Farmers Market, three weeks after the program kicked off its second season with a host of new incentive programs.

“The last market season was nine weeks, and this season we’ve only done three so far,” said Alex Lewis, a health educator with the Guilford County Department of Health and Human Services, which oversees and runs the market.

“But we’ve already had half as many customers as we had in the last full season, and we’ve earned 90 percent as much money,” Lewis said.

The farmers market’s accomplishments hadn’t gone unnoticed before those numbers were released. County officials learned Friday that the National Association of Counties, an organization representing county governments, had selected the project for an Achievement Award in Health, which recognized the market “for being an innovative and effective county health program that enhanced the well-being of residents in Guilford County.”

Read more: Greensboro News & Record

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