The Madisonville Garden Market is a collaboration between Sidestreams and Lighthouse Community School (LCS) developed to increase healthy food access in the community.
The market accepts Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits and offers Produce Perks, an incentive program that allows SNAP customers to match dollar for dollar their purchases on fresh fruits and vegetables. This allows low-income shoppers to stretch their dollar further while buying healthy food.
The market sells produce and eggs all raised on site by youth and volunteers. Basically, Sidestreams manages the growing and marketing operations, while LCS employees youth from Ligthhouse Youth Services and the neighborhood to work the market. This is a job training program where young people gained customer service experience and , sharpened their math skills. They, and learned how to harvest, present, and sell eggs, vegetables and garden products like our custom made extra strong and tall tomato cages.
This is often a favorite Saturday morning stop for many residents and it’s a way to interact more directly with your food as customers are able to harvest what they buy.
Here is pricing information, which changes based on availability and seasonality.