The Greenwood Ave Farmers Market closed out its successful second season on October 24, 2016, with its annual Fall Fest. The fall-themed community event included music, pumpkin decorating, face painting and other physical activities for children. Health services were on site, and free flu shots were available to the public. Kids were encouraged to wear costumes and market customers received various giveaways.
Since its opening day in June, the has market attracted more than 5,300 health-conscious visitors. Nearly 1,700 people also benefited from the free health services hosted weekly by the market. “We couldn’t be more pleased to close our second year with a fun event,” said Davis.
The farmers market has become a community hub of health and wellness and will be featured in an upcoming highlights video produced by the New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids. A film crew was on site to interview patrons, healthcare workers, and document the successes of the market.
“Our goal has always been to create a culture of health for our community,” said Marissa Davis, project director for NJPHK in Trenton. “It’s great to know other people are as proud of the market as we are.” The video will also highlight the successes of NJPHK initiatives in Vineland, Newark, New Brunswick and Camden.
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