Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Lisa Mathews
Primary Contact Name
Lisa Mathews
Main Address

Innovation Barn
932 Seigle Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28205
United States

What We Do

The Bulb is a donation-based and nonprofit mobile farmers market. Our mission is to provide fresh produce that is grown by local farmers, as well as produce rescued from area grocery stores, to food insecure communities in and around Charlotte. Our “take what you need, give what you can” motto means to create a barrier-free environment that promotes accessibility for all people.

Our vision is that together with local farms, grocery stores and community organizers, we are working to create a world where fresh and nutritious food is a right and not a privilege, while seeking social justice through affordable and attainable education and wellness.

Volunteer with us! From individuals to families, small groups and corporate outings, there are lots of opportunities to get involved - check out our SignUp Genius page at

Interesting Info
  • Last year we impacted 76,355 total household members
  • In 2023 we distributed 349,304.9 pounds of food to community residents experiencing food insecurity
  • We diverted 171,609lb of fresh produce from the landfill in 2023 thanks to the support of area grocers and volunteers
Geographic Location