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Garden on the Go®

Garden on the Go® is bringing fresh, affordable fruits and vegetables to neighborhoods with limited access

The Indiana University Health Garden on the Go® program is a strategic effort to improve access to affordable fruits and vegetables in neighborhoods in need of access. Garden on the Go® launched in May 2011, and since that time has reached over 50,000 sales transactions and sold over 200 tons of high quality, affordable produce in  neighborhoods that would not have easy  access to such food otherwise.

Our goal is simple: To get more produce into the hands of those without easy access to affordable fruits and vegetables. Only two percent of Marion County residents eat the recommended daily amount of fruits and vegetables, which contributes to Indiana’s high rates of obesity for both adults and adolescents. The healthier eating habits people have now, the less likely chronic diseases are to develop over time.

50,000 sales transactions in less than 3 years

On Wednesday, February 19, 2014, Garden on the Go® reached its 50,000th sales transaction.  Gaynell, a shopper for over 14 months, received $7 of free produce for 50 weeks.  Her response to winning demonstrated the crucial need met by the program:

“I like fruits and vegetables and the people here are nice. If Garden on the Go® wasn’t here, I would have to pay someone to take me to the store.”

Keep up with Garden on the Go® news on Twitter - @gardenongo.

How It Works

Garden on the Go® operates indoors Monday – Friday, year-round, stopping at the same locations and times each week.

Produce comes from local and regional sources and features a variety of fruits and vegetables. Cash, credit cards and food stamps (SNAP/EBT) are accepted. Anyone is welcome to shop at the Garden on the Go® stops, regardless of residency or income.

Frequently Asked Questions

Download a PDF with answers to our Frequently Asked Questions.

Garden on the Go® Schedule

Schedule may vary due to holidays or severe weather. Please check this schedule regularly for any updates. Garden on the Go® makes 19 weekly stops INDOORS at all of our partnering facilities.

Download the Garden on the Go® schedule here.

For route information and Garden on the Go® news, follow us on Twitter.

"It's the best thing that ever happened to this community. Above and beyond the phenomenal prices, it's good quality and seems to last longer than the stuff I get from the supermarket. I'm ecstatic and hoping it goes on a long, long time. I've been shopping there since the beginning."
Cynthia Pierson

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Contact Us

For all questions about the program please contact us at:
IU Health Community Outreach and Engagement Department
800.280.2998

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