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We have funded the 30ft. trailer build for our mobile farmer's market. Now we need to raise $5,000 to give the trailer a facelift! Read more

San Antonio, TX Food
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This project's funding goal was not reached on January 16, 2014.

We have funded the 30ft. trailer build for our mobile farmer's market. Now we need to raise $5,000 to give the trailer a facelift!

San Antonio, TX Food
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How many times have you wanted to go to a Farmer’s market only to miss the short window of time they are actually open? Even worse, what if the one good farmer’s market in town is 30 miles away and only open for 3 hours a week? Truckin’ Tomato(TT) aims to solve both of those problems by taking the farmer’s market directly to the customers. We will sell locally grown produce, food products, and merchandise on a trailer transformed into a mobile market that is parked on the campuses of businesses, large parks, apartment complexes and special events in San Antonio and the surrounding area. Our aim is to bring the highest quality farmer’s market selections to the places people already congregate. Additionally, the profits generated will help provide meals and supportive services for families experiencing food insecurity in San Antonio.

We successfully raised the money to buy and build out our 30 ft. trailer. Now we need help raising $5,000 to give the blank trailer a face-lift.  Our builder has done dozens of great food truck designs and has graciously agreed to complete our design at cost.  The $5,000 covers the costs of materials.  We know that a beautiful eye-cathing design will draw new customers, so the trailer design is critical to our marketing efforts.  See below for a couple of great examples of trucks that our designer has created

Pre-design:

Finished version!

Whole Foods Truck
Whole Foods Truck


Another great design by Zack:

Boomerangs Pot Pies
Boomerangs Pot Pies

We have created some great perks for different donor levels. The perks include Truckin' Tomato merchandise such as reusable bags and t-shirts, coupons to shop at the mobile market, donor recognition on the trailer and more. Please browse the perks on the right!

Truckin' Tomato isn't just an innovative concept to make locally grown produce more accessible in San Antonio. It’s also a social enterprise corporation, driving revenue to The Christian Hope Resource Center (CHRC). In fact, CHRC provides food and other social services to 2,500 households every month! TT is partneing with CHRC, sending the majority of the profits directly to CHRC. We like to say that when you shop at Truckin' Tomato you will eat well and do good at the same time. Fortune 500 companies in San Antonio have already committed to allowing Truckin' Tomato to come to their campuses.

Additionally, Truckin' Tomato will also create job training opportunities for residents of Haven for Hope. From the farm to the point of sale, we will create meaningful job training opportunities for people seeking to gain new job skills that will help them to overcome homelessness. We are creating partnerships with local grocers to hire the job training participants once their training is complete. We like to say that we will be doing well all through the supply chain!

Risks and challenges

If we raise the funds successfully, we realize that one big challenge we face is creating a design that truly draws people to our trailer. We also acknowledge that creating a design that represents the unique nature of our design will be a challenge. Getting the design done on time with our project deadlines will be critical as well. Given the body of work that our designer has created, we like our chances that he will develop an amazing concept for us.

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    $25 reward

    1 backer

    A reusable Truckin' Tomato grocery bag

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    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    $100 reward

    1 backer

    Truckin' Tomato reusable bag and t-shirt

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    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    $500 reward

    0 backers

    Recognized as a key funder on www.truckintomato.com. Plus ride for a day. Learn what its like to run a mobile farmer's market by riding along for a day.

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    $1,000 reward

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    Reusable bag, t-shirt, and you can tell us where to go! You can tell us where to go for a 3 hour window. We will set up shop in the neighborhood or business of your choice. Additionally, we will honor you by placing your name on our donor recognition area of the trailer.

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    Only ships to: United States

Funding period

- (30 days)