Matching Dollar Incentives, Local Entertainment, and Summer Meals for Kids Planned for Season
The Greenwood Ave. Farmers Market will reopen for its third season as the safe and inviting community gathering place for residents to have access to healthy, affordable food options, health screenings, and summer fun. Located at 427 Greenwood Avenue, Trenton, NJ 08609 (behind the Trenton Transit Center), the farmers market will be open every Monday, starting June 12 through October 23, 2017, 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm (except holidays).
Each week, the market will feature Jersey Fresh fruits and vegetables, tropical fruits, meat, eggs, and bakery items. For the first time this year, the market will offer seafood products, fruit smoothies and ready-to-eat meals from local food trucks. Matching dollars will be provided for residents using SNAP, WIC and SFMNP vouchers. Health screenings, nutrition education, cooking demonstrations and live music will also be included in the weekly activities.
“We are excited to bring locally grown produce and health resources to our Trenton families for our third season,” said Marissa Davis, New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids-Trenton Project Director.
The Greenwood Ave. Farmers Market will provide free meals for children ages three to 18 as part of the USDA Summer Food Service meal site every Monday beginning July 10, 2017. “Our goal is to ensure once again our children don’t go hungry when the school year ends,” stated Sam Frisby, chief executive officer, YMCA of Trenton.
Opening day for the market will be a fun-filled, community day with health screenings, games, healthy tasting demonstrations, music by Miss Sue Miss Sue, and more.
The market will host various special community events during the last Monday of each month – Water Fest (July 31 & August 28), Bike Fest (September 25) and Fall Fest (October 23).
Food Vendors participating in the market:
Health Service providers: