Local farmers, food deserts, SNAP benefits—the Mobile Market brought together a bevy of issues important to Boiseans in the heat of the summer. Run out of a trailer painted by Boise State University students, the market brought fresh, locally sourced food to apartment complexes and public parks across the city. The Capital City Public Market and Boise Farmers Market spearheaded the project, which debuted at the Latah Village Apartments in June. A big boost came from the Boise City Council in early June, when Boise City Councilman TJ Thomson helped secure $20,000 from the city's Strategic Initiatives Fund for matching SNAP benefits: The city would match, dollar for dollar, purchases made with SNAP funds, up to $20.
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