Want to shop at the farmer’s market, but can’t make it there every week? A small team of lovers of food and farmers make up the LoMo Market, which stand for lo-cal and mo-bile. Get it?
LoMo Market travels in a truck pulling a refrigerated trailer, making established stops in various neighborhoods around the Research Triangle in North Carolina.
Open up the trailer and it’s a full on-store. It partners with local farmers and producers, helping to expand the reach of small family producers and make it more convenient for people to get fresh foods.
You won’t find your Ho-Hos here. Only fresh, organic foods. The trailer is lined with fresh produce, fruit, jams, packages of ground grits and pancake mix, hot sauce, preserves, eggs, fish, and even flowers.
Each item is marked with the farm from which it originated, so you know exactly where it is from.
A wonderful bonus for me (not only is it in my neighborhood – check out their site to see if they are coming to you and if not, make a request!) is that they also carry Spread Cheeze. As some of you know, I have limited my intake of dairy, become a full convert to almond milk, and now found this wonderful cheese made of almonds and cashews. I have tried ones in stores and never liked them. They tasted…like cardboard. Spread, locally-owned, was started by a woman who just wanted a good-tasting non-dairy cheese. Warning: it’s addictive.
Welcome to the neighborhood, LoMo! Hope this takes off across the country.