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Greenwood Ave. Farmers Market Kicks Off Its Second Season

June 21, 2016 | Community News, Community News and Media, Trenton

First Market to Provide Summer Meals for Kids

Greenwood ave1With a successful launch during the summer of 2015 under its belt, the Greenwood Ave. Farmers Market is bringing locally grown produce to Trenton residents every Monday, beginning June 13 through October 24 from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Local vendors offer visitors access to affordable, fresh, Jersey-grown fruits and vegetables and tropical fruits each week. The market also offers free health screening services for blood pressure, glaucoma, and body mass index (BMI), food demonstrations, exercise and free recipes for patrons to be able to make the healthy dishes at home. Residents using SNAP, WIC and SFMNP vouchers will also benefit from matching dollars for fruit and vegetables.

greenwoodave3This year’s opening day will be a fun community day complete with music, games and giveaways. Also, new this year, the Greenwood Ave. Farmers Market will be a USDA Summer Meal site for children ages 3 to 18 beginning Monday, June 27th. A first for a farmers market in New Jersey, the program will provide healthy, balanced dinners to kids during the summer months at no cost.

The farmers market will host special community events at the end of each month.

Community events and dates are:

  • June 27 – Art Fest
  • July 25 – Water Fest
  • August 29 – Fit Fest
  • September 26 – Bike Fest
  • October 24 – Fall Fest

For more information and market update, please visit the Greenwood Ave. Farmers Market website.

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