Food Access

Dotte Mobile Grocer

 

Dotte Mobile Grocer is a retrofitted beverage truck turned mobile grocery store. Equipped with shelving units, refrigeration, and freezer space, Dotte Mobile Grocer, “Dottie” for short, is an innovative response to low food access areas of Wyandotte County.

In February of 2023, Cultivate KC entered a partnership with Dotte Local Grocer to operate their existing program which was originally launched in 2018 but has not been on the road since summer of 2021. We are incredibly excited about the opportunity to leverage our network of growers and producers to get fresh and affordable food to our neighbors.

Visit dottemobilegrocer.com to see Dottie’s schedule and learn more!


Double Up Food Bucks

You can get more fruits & vegetables when you use your EBT card at Kansas and Missouri farmers markets! It’s easy with Double Up Food Bucks. Stretch your food dollars for more fruits and vegetables at nearly 20 farmers markets in the Kansas City area.

How it works:

Bring your SNAP EBT Card to the farmers market office or information table before you shop
There will be Double Up Food Bucks signs that will direct you to market staff who are there to help.

Use your SNAP dollars on your EBT card to purchase $1 tokens
The market manager will give you an equal amount of Double Up Food Bucks tokens to spend on fruits and vegetables for no extra charge. Participating market locations match up to $25 per day.

Spend your tokens!
Look for vendors with SNAP/EBT and Double Up Food Bucks signs at their tables and use the corresponding tokens just as you would cash.

Visit doubleupheartland.com to find participating markets and more information.


Senior Market Match

We provide matching Cultivate KC Market Match Coupons to seniors in our community who receive Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program vouchers from Kansas & Missouri. Our Cultivate KC Coupons are given to participating farmers markets to distribute to seniors so they can purchase even more fruits & vegetables in addition to their vouchers. In the last 3 years we have reached over 2,600 seniors in our community and supported local farmers with over $58,000 in fresh produce sales.