The Rollin’ Root

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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

EVERY MONDAY / MARIN

12:30pm – 1:30pm – Walnut Place
600 A St, Point Reyes Station

2:30pm – 3:30pm – San Geronimo Valley Community Center
6350 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Geronimo

EVERY THURSDAY / MARIN

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

2:30pm – 3:30pm – Maria B. Freitas Senior Community
455 Manuel T. Freitas Parkway, San Rafael, CA

EVERY FRIDAY / MARIN

9am – 10am – Parnow Friendship House
164 N. San Pedro, San Rafael, CA

10:30am – 11:30am – Mackey Terrace
626 Owens Drive, Novato, CA

12:30pm – 1:30pm – Kaiser San Rafael
99 Monticello Road, San Rafael, CA

2:30pm – 3:30pm – Hamilton Community Church of the Nazarene
5400 Nave Drive, Novato, 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     

Affordability

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

The Rollin’ Root accepts CalFresh—California’s name for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly called the Food Stamp Program. CalFresh participants who use their EBT card at The Rollin’ Root are eligible to receive 50% off their purchase of fruits and vegetables through Market Match (up to $10 in discounts per day). The Rollin’ Root also accepts Senior Bonus Bucks, which are $4 coupons for free fruits and vegetables issued to qualifying older adults ages 60+ who participate in the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program.

Seasonal Produce List

Almonds- Organic

Apples

Arugula- organic

Avocado- organic

Broccoli- organic

Brown mushrooms- conventional

Butternut Squash- organic

Carrots- Organic

Chard- organic

Cilantro- Organic

Green Little Gem- organic

Joi Choy- organic

Onions- organic

Pears

Small Gold Beets- organic

Spinach- organic

Tokyo Turnips- organic

Yogurt – organic

Farm List

Front Porch Farm

Full Belly Farm

Kashiwase Farms

Little Organic Farm

Orchard Farms

Rainbow Orchards

Solano Mushroom Farm

Star Route Farms

Straus Family Creamery

Tomatero Organics

Toscano and Sons

Triple T Ranch & Farm

Twin Girls Farm

Williamson Farm

For questions or more information about
The Rollin’ Root schedule & weekly route inquiries
please contact Karimah Hay:

[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