Fresh MARTA markets expand to 4 transit stations

Fresh MARTA Markets – pop-up stands selling fresh fruits, vegetables and other healthy produce in transit-accessible locations – return this fall to four rail stations on the system.

Building on the success of the market that opened last July at the West End Station, three new locations have been added: at the Five Points, College Park and the H.E. Holmes stations. All markets will be open outside the fare gates – so all in the community can shop at them – from 3 to 7 p.m. the following days:

West End, now open Tuesdays through Dec. 6; H.E. Holmes, Wednesdays, Nov. 9-Dec. 7; College Park, Thursdays, Nov. 3-Dec. 8 (closed Nov. 24 for Thanksgiving); and Five Points, now open Fridays through Dec. 9 (closed Nov. 25 for Thanksgiving).

Each market accepts cash, credit and EBT payments as well as the Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program two-for-one match. The program is a collaboration of MARTA, Organix Matters, Community Farmers Market, Food Oasis and South West Atlanta Growers Cooperative.