Senate approves mobile farmers markets bill

The Senate passed by a 36-0 vote the Fresh Mobiles Act (A3688), which would enable traveling farmers markets to be set up in the 134 areas of the state the federal government recently declared as “food deserts.”

The legislation, sponsored by Assemblyman Gilbert “Whip” Wilson and Sen. Donald Norcross (both D-5), passed the Assembly in June.

Food deserts are towns or areas, largely urban ones, that lack close proximity to food markets and are often dominated by relatively unhealthy fast food outlets.

Senate approves mobile farmers markets bill