Trenton’s Greenwood Ave. Farmer’s Market has made its mark on the community and the statewide media. The unique market was recently featured in a special NJTV broadcast, “In Your Neighborhood-Trenton,” a state-wide special broadcast that spotlights issues and efforts that impact communities across the state of New Jersey. The June edition focused on the city of Trenton.
On June 19, Lauren Wanko, NJTV news correspondent came to the market and interviewed several customers and staff about the importance of healthy foods and the impact of the market on the community. The resulting four-minute segment provided viewers a detailed look at all the Greenwood Ave. Farmers Market offers to visitors and the local community including: fresh fruits and vegetables, free health screenings, cooking demonstrations, free summer meals for kids, and family activities.
On Thursday, June 29, NJTV hosted a live broadcast of the In Your Neighborhood: Trenton in the Yankee Club and Conference Center at Arm & Hammer Park before the Trenton Thunder baseball game. The event was anchored by Mary Alice Williams and joined by NJTV news correspondents Michael Hill and Briana Vannozzi who provided an in-depth look at the present and future of New Jersey’s capital city.
During the live segment, Trenton YMCA’s Chief Operating Officer Ayo Richardson and Kelly Ingram, president of the I Am Trenton Foundation were both interviewed by Michael Aron, NJTV’s chief political correspondent and host of On the Record with Michael Aron. The segment was focused on the impact that healthy initiatives and programs are making in the lives of Trenton residents. “Trenton is in a revitalization period, and we’re both honored to be a part of this movement,” said Richardson.
“We’re excited that the Greenwood Ave. Farmers Market was featured in the program. It’s inspiring to see how access to fresh, healthy foods and health services is making a difference in people’s lives,” said Marissa Davis, project manager for New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids – Trenton.
Now in its third year, the Greenwood Ave. Farmers Market is a community hub of health, wellness, and fun and is open every Monday from June to October.