The Rollin’ root

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 THE ROLLIN’ ROOT

The Rollin’ Root is a food truck stocked with seasonal fruits, vegetables, and dairy products from the farmers market. AIM’s goal is to ensure that all members of our community have access to fresh fruits and vegetables, regardless of transportation or economic barriers.


Our mission is to increase equitable access to fresh, healthy food grown on local farms and to provide nutrition education in underserved communities.

AIM’s work for The Rollin’ Root is in collaboration with a wider county-wide Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) strategy. We partner with Marin County Health and Human Services, the Marin Food Policy Council, the SF-Marin Food Bank, the Interfaith Sustainable Food Collaborative, ExtraFood.org, and others to increase access to fresh, healthy food for all residents, regardless of economic status.

The Root’s Route

We will launch The Rollin’ Root on Thursday, August 9th at the locations below. Our inaugural route will run every Thursday at these three locations with a focus on low-income older adults.

9am – 10am – Whistlestop Active Aging Center
930 Tamalpais Ave., San Rafael, CA

11am – 12pm – Marin Valley Mobile Country Club
100 Marin Valley Drive, Novato, CA

1pm – 2pm – Marin City Community Development Corporation
441 Drive Avenue, Marin City, CA

3pm – 4pm – Maria B. Freitas Senior Community
455 Manuel T. Freitas Parkway, San Rafael, CA

“We have a social responsibility to make fresh, healthy foods more accessible, appealing, and affordable to our community members. With the roll-out of The Rollin’ Root, more older adults will experience the fresh taste and nutritional benefits of eating local fruits, veggies, and dairy direct from our local farms. The Rollin’ Root will also offer fun and engaging nutrition lessons on ways to plan, shop, store, and cook with local ingredients — on a budget. We’re bringing senior communities together to celebrate healthy eating and healthy aging!”
– Andy Naja-Riese, AIM CEO     

 SUMMER FRESH FRUITS, VEGGIES AND DAIRY PRODUCTS

Farmer and Produce List

Chincholo Farms – Gala Apples

Balakian Farms- Peaches

Balakian Farms – Plums

Fiddler’s Green Farm – Russet potatoes

Fiddler’s Green Farm – Yellow onions

Full Belly Farm – Cherry tomatoes

Full Belly Farm – Roma tomatoes

The Peach Farm- Cherry Tomatoes

Paradise Valley Produce – Romaine lettuce

Paradise Valley Produce – Spring mix

Solano Mushroom Farm- White mushrooms

Solano Mushroom Farm – Brown mushrooms

Straus Family Creamery – Yogurt

Rodriguez Farms – Strawberries

Rodriguez Farms – Blackberries

Tomatero Organics – Basil

Tomatero Organics – Cilantro

Tomatero Organics – Parsley

Tomatero Organics – Green cucumber

Tomatero Organics – Chard

Tomatero Organics – Kale

Tomatero- Collard greens

Shoup Farms – Avocado

Affordability 

AIM will source 100 % of products directly from local farmers that participate at AIM’s farmers’ markets. All products will be offered for sale at affordable price points and remain competitive with local grocery store pricing.

We accept cash and credit. We will be able to accept CalFresh benefits on The Rollin’ Root in the near future.

For questions and more information please contact Karimah Hay at [email protected]

Whistlestop believes that we all share in the responsibility to ensure that every adult has the opportunity to age with dignity, independence, and grace. Nutrition is one of our four pillars of services we offer to address the social determinants of health that are challenging for many of Marin’s older adults. The Rollin’ Root will go a long way to help make food more easily accessible to this growing segment of our population.”

-Joe O’Hehir, CEO Whistlestop

 THANK YOU TO OUR FUNDERS AND SUPPORTERS

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