Affordable fruits & veggies rolling into the CBRM

The Good Food Bus is en route to several communities throughout the CBRM. Organizers and community host teams are gearing up for what they are hoping will be a fun and successful pilot project that is expected to launch September 6 at the New Dawn Centre.

Food Market on Wheels

The Good Food Bus is a retrofitted accessible bus that will transport affordable fruits and vegetables to pre-selected communities on a bi-weekly basis.

“More information regarding the selected communities will be released very soon but for now we are trying to get the word out that this service is on its way,” says Emma Jerrott, the Good Food Bus Coordinator. People are encouraged to follow The Good Food Bus on Facebook to get the quickest updates regarding the schedule, the produce that will be available each market, and more.

“Council believes that The Good Food Bus pilot project is one of the best projects that has been presented to council in many years,” noted District 4 councillor, Steve Gillespie.

The project is led by a committee with representatives from New Dawn, Ecology Action Centre, United Way Cape Breton, Nova Scotia Health Authority, CBRM Recreation, Transit and Council, The Island Food Network, and Better Bite Community Kitchen.

Produce will be sourced through a grocery partner, Atlantic Superstore. The priority is affordability but Nova Scotia-grown products will be selected as often as possible.

The Good Food Bus aims to ease barriers to accessing good food by bringing an affordable, fresh food market on wheels to Cape Breton communities.

Contact Info

Emma Jerrott
Good Food Bus Coordinator
[email protected]