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This summer, the AMS Bike Co-op has launched  Marketcargo, an exciting new produce delivery program available at selected Vancouver Farmers’ Markets.  Employing a fleet of cargo bikes and student bike mechanics, Marketcargo aims to enable Vancouver residents to cycle or take other alternative forms of transportation to market by providing free home delivery of produce purchased at the market.  Marketcargo is pleased to offer this free service to anyone and everyone. Notably, this service is perfect for new cyclists, pedestrians, seniors, and individuals with access challenges who might otherwise purchase less at the farmer’s market due to the difficulty of transporting their heavy groceries. Furthermore, as an incentive to cyclists, Marketcargo is offering free tuneups in their booth at the market, so drop by with your bike and say hello!

Presently, Marketcargo offers free delivery at the Kitsilano market on Sundays from 10am-2pm and the Main Street market on Wednesdays from 3-7pm. Our catchment area for delivery in Kits extends East from Alma and Dunbar to Granville, and South from the beaches to King Edward. Our Main Street delivery area goes East from Granville to Commercial, and North from 16th ave. to Powell St.  We’ll also go as far as Seymour St. downtown. Google maps for these can be found at the following links: Kits and Main St.

For more info about Marketcargo, you can phone the AMS Bike Co-op at 604-822-BIKE, find them on Facebook, email Marketcargo Co-Director Martin Gunst at martingunst@gmail.com, or check out their blog: http://blogs.landfood.ubc.ca/marketcargo/

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