People on the steps of St. Patrick Church in Downtown Memphis witnessed the unveiling of the Green Machine Mobile Food Market on Sunday, May 5.
A brief history of the Green Machine was given by Dr. Ken Reardon (white shirt, bow tie near light pole). Reardon directs the University of Memphis Graduate School of City and Regional Planning.
Big Blue Tarp Removed!
Deacon Eugene Champion, Executive Director, St. patrick Community Outreach, Inc., watches Brian Young (left) and Steven Tenorio (right) unveile Green Machine
Blessing the Bus
Rev. Tim Sullivan, Pastor, St. Patrick Church, led the crowd in blessing of the Green Machine Mobile Food Market.
Let the People say, "Amen!"
Rev. Tim Sullivan prayed for the success of the Green Machine's mission: to carry nutritious foods to people who have had little access to healthy food in Memphis.
The people cheered as Dr. Ken Reardon (unseen at bus front wheel) broke a bottle of bubbly on the hubcap of the Green Machine.
A Mobile Farmer's Market
Crowds were welcomed inside the Green Machine after it was dedicated on Sunday, May 5.
Before the unveiling, a brief Green Machine presentation was made inside St. Patrick Church. People learned that a major focus of the mobile Farmer's Market will be to introduce or re-introduce consumers to healthy diets.
The "Mother" of the Green Machine
Cathy Winterburn, a retired FedEx executive, read about the Fresh Moves Bus in Chicago in 'O' Magazine. Cathy led the charge to bring a similar bus selling healthy foods to Memphis.
Photos of the unveiling of the Green Machine Mobile Food Market, a rolling Farmer's Market, at St. Patrick Church on Sunday, May 5, 2013.