The Go Fresh Springfield Mobile Farmer’s Market
Bringing fresh produce,straight from the farm to Springfield!
The 2016 season includes thirteen stops across Springfield from July – October! This strategy of the Live Well Springfield Movement provides access to healthy food at affordable prices. SNAP recipients get twice as much for every dollar spent when they use their EBT card. This year the Go Fresh Mobile Farmers’ Market is excited to partner with Nuestras Raices in Holyoke! Nuestras Raices will be operating the Go Fresh Market as well as providing produce for the market. The project is also partnering again with the STCC Market on Wednesdays to develop a coordinated system of food access. The farms that grow produce for the market include Gardening the Community in Springfield, Nuestras Raices in Holyoke, New Lands Farm in West Springfield, and Next Barn Over in Hadley.
The Go Fresh Market stops run Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturday every week starting on July 6th and running until October 30th.
This is the sixth season of the Go Fresh Mobile Market. This year we are excited to have increased our partners and have a new retrofitted bus will be on the road. The new bus is made possible by PVTA and PeoplesBank.
For more information about how to become a sponsor use this link for the sponsorship form 2016 Go Fresh Springfield Sponsorship
or contact Kathy Wicks at firstname.lastname@example.org
Project Partners include Partners for a Healthier Community, Department of Elder Affairs for the City of Springfield, Springfield Housing Authority, Gardening the Community, New Lands Farm, Common Capital, and Springfield Partners for Community Action.
At each stop we offer food storage tips, recipes, food demos throughout the season, opportunities to talk to a nutritionist, get more information about WIC, SNAP, and health insurance. We often have reusable bags to carry home purchased produce. We are also collecting recipes to post and share.