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Trenton’s Greenwood Ave. Farmers Market opens Monday, June 12th

June 6, 2017 | Community News, Trenton

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:

    • Isles—Trenton-grown produce from the Tucker Street Farm
    • Norz Hill Farm—Jersey-grown fruits and vegetables, meats and eggs 
    • Franca Bakery—Fresh baked bread, rolls, and healthy baked goods
    • Capitol City Farm—Urban farm grown produce
    • Local 130 Seafood—Fresh, local, and wild caught seafood direct from the fishermen
    • Juicin’ with Judy — Fresh smoothies and to-go fruit cups
    • The Feed Truck — Locally sourced, handcrafted meals

Health Service providers:

  • YMCA of Trenton – Youth and adult exercise and dance sessions
  • Rutgers Cooperative Extension – SNAP-ED and Family and Community Health Services (FCHS) – Tasting samples and nutritional information
  • Henry J. Austin Health Center – Health Screenings, Nutrition Education, Pharmacological services
  • Francis Medical Center – Blood pressure screenings
  • FRN Health Insurance Navigator Program – Enrollment support for health insurance 
  • Horizon – BMI, glucose and blood pressure screenings
  • Viva Pharmacy – Patient counseling for medicine
  • NJ Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired – Vision and Glaucoma Screenings
  • The City of Trenton & Trenton Health Team – Wheels to Wellness mobile health van staffed with city nurses and those from St. Francis and Capital Health
  • Amerigroup – Medicaid and Medicare information
  • Mercer County State Insurance Assistance Program- health insurance information, counseling, and assistance to all Medicare eligible individuals, families and their caregiver


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