This summer in Blue Hill, Sedgwick, Deer Isle and Stonington, children won’t be waiting to hear the ringing bell of the ice cream truck. They’ll be watching out for the Magic Food Bus to make its weekly visit to their neighborhood! Every week in July and August the Magic Food Bus will visit 12 neighborhoods to deliver library books and FREE locally grown vegetables.
The Magic Food Bus grew out of a desire to develop community-based support for healthy eating and to improve access to fresh produce. Along with a variety of in season vegetables, the Magic Food Bus hands out information on local farms, recipes, and general storage and preparation tips. Adding books to the offerings sweetens the deal in several ways. The veggie and book mobile improves access
not only to healthy food, but to summer reading material.
The Magic Food Bus is a successful “vehicle” to strengthen community support for healthy eating, local farmers, nutritional education, and for great summer time veggies and reading!