Starting July 20 through August 31, Moving Together in Faith & Health will host the Seattle Wholesale Market at Mount Zion Baptist Church on Wednesdays. Moving Together in Faith & Health is an interdenominational consortium of churches with one mission — promoting health in communities of color and low-income neighborhoods in King County through church policy and systems change. The faith-based group is partnering with the Puget Sound Food Network to coordinate the weekly market.
With the Seattle Wholesale Market, Moving Together in Faith & Health will help local communities in two important ways. First, the market will provide church food programs with affordable, nutritious foods that prevent the diseases associated with poor diet. Second, the market will connect local businesses with small and mid-sized farmers who offer fresh produce at discounted rates.
Unlike traditional farmers markets, the Seattle Wholesale Market is not geared towards individuals, but instead focuses on local businesses that need larger quantities of food at discounted prices. These include restaurants, grocery buyers, hospitals, preschools, churches and senior centers.