GREENVILLE, S.C. – Habitat ReStore customers will soon be able to pick up fresh produce alongside kitchen appliances and household items, thanks to a partnership between the ReStore and Mill Village Farm’s mobile market.
On Saturday afternoons in June, the mobile market will park outside of the ReStore’s Rutherford Road and Wade Hampton locations to offer fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables for purchase. This is the first time these organizations have partnered.
Through the sale of gently used housewares and appliances, the Habitat Restore supports the homeownership programs of Habitat Greenville. By partnering with Mill Village Farms to also sell local produce, the Restore is able to further extend its mission to offer an additional service to customers.
Through the mobile market, Mill Village Farms’ mission is to provide affordable produce in areas that do not have convenient access to grocery stores, especially those that are designated food deserts.
The full schedule for the Mobile Market is as follows:
Saturday, June 11, 12-3 p.m., 2201 Wade Hampton Boulevard
Saturday, June 18, 12-3 p.m., 305 Rutherford Road
Saturday, June 25, 12-3 p.m., 2201 Wade Hampton Boulevard
“We’re looking forward to our customers being able to pick up kitchen tools and food to cook all in one place,” said Mark Steenback, Director of ReStore Operations for Habitat Greenville. “We are a community resource for the neighborhoods that we work in, and this partnership is another way to extend that resource.”
About Habitat ReStore: The Habitat ReStore supports the mission of Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County through the sale of new and gently used household appliances, furnishings, and building materials. All proceeds support Habitat Greenville’s home construction and homeowner education programs for families with low income. There are three ReStore locations in Greenville County, and all accept tax-deductible donations of household and office furnishings of all types, including cabinets, furniture, fixtures and appliances, as well as new and used building materials. For more information, visit https://www.habitatgreenville.org/restore/
About Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County: Through affordable home construction, Habitat for Humanity of Greenville strives to eliminate poverty housing and the social and economic problems it causes. Habitat Greenville received the Greenville Chamber’s Neighborhood Improvement Award in 2015, and was recognized with the 2015 Nonprofit Excellence Award, given by the SC Association of Nonprofit Organizations (SCANPO). Habitat Greenville, chartered in 1985, celebrated its 30th anniversary and construction of its 330th home in 2015. Learn more at www.habitatgreenville.org.